Steps to Healthier Veins
Conservative vein therapy is a fundamental first step to restoring vein health and successfully treating vein deficiency. This type of therapy is often recommended prior to seeking surgical and non-surgical treatments such as Sclerotherapy or Endovenous Laser Ablation. Conservative therapy includes a variety of alternatives such as regular exercise, leg elevation for 10-15 minutes once or twice daily, moving your legs frequently, avoiding high heels, maintaining a healthy weight and wearing compression hose. All of these can help in alleviating and reducing symptoms associated with vein issues such as aching, pain, fatigue and swelling.
Graduated Compression hose have become one of the most vital forms of conservative therapy. Designed to prevent blood from pooling in the leg veins, these hose are considered to be one of the most important tools in the preliminary treatment of venous disease, and are often a requirement by insurance companies prior to authorization of other more aggressive vein treatments. Available in several different compressive strengths, they have proven to be highly effective not only for preventative care but also during treatment and long term therapy after treatment. Although they can’t cure underlying venous issues, they are essential in the treatment of insufficient vein symptoms by promoting overall leg circulation.
Take your first step towards healthier veins by scheduling your free vein screening with Physicians Vein Clinics today!