How Women Over 50 Can Remove Varicose Veins
Due to the rising temperature with the weather, many women prefer to wear clothes that do not have much coverage such as skirts, short dresses, and swim suits. There is a problem as a huge percentage in the women population today - approximately 55 percent - suffer from having varicose veins as reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This means that wearing a pair of shorts will most likely not be a good option for those who suffer from varicose veins.
According to Dr. Kamran M. Karimi, who practices vascular surgery in Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, a higher risk is poised for females, and the risk increases with age. The surgeon mentioned that among the factors which cause the vein problems are giving birth, weight, family history, race and line of work which is involved in prolonged periods of standing. Dr. Karimi mentioned that for as long as the varicose veins do not bother the person, it should be okay and is considered not harmful.
In the interview, the doctor admitted that for most people, what bothers them is how the veins do not look good on their legs, particularly. Not a lot of people experience pain when suffering from varicose veins. Although there may have been reports linking the increase of blood clot risk with varicose veins, the risk is said to be not significant that fixing the problem is not that badly needed.
Some of the available treatments today are cosmetic fixes for reticular veins and also for the spider veins. Sclerotherapy is also another option which is said to be especially good for thick blue spider veins. The procedure is done by the injection of medicine which enables the veins to decrease in size or thickness.
The more important problem that needs immediate attention is the kind of varicose veins which cause discomfort and pain. There are several people who experience heaviness in their legs, and fatigue at the end of the day, especially when they experience prolonged periods of standing. There are also those that go through swelling in the legs which can lead to thickening and discoloration of the skin. The worst case scenario is experiencing leg ulceration. However, these cases are said to be rare and most cases will stop at the swelling and do not likely proceed to the ulceration.
Having a proper and balanced diet and regular exercise are encouraged for people who suffer from varicose veins. For people who have a line of work that will require them to stand for long hours, they are encouraged to wear compression stockings which will help prevent swelling of the legs and even ease pain.
In extreme instances, the best remedy against varicose veins is the injection of medicine to the veins to allow them to shrink. Doctors can now make small incisions near the vein that eventually causes it to be removed. This procedure is said to be safe since varicose veins are considered non-functioning. Another remedy is the radio frequency ablation procedure which uses a laser technology to kill the vein inside without being invasive. These procedures rarely cause scarring.