Spring just rolled in, and that means summer is just a kiss away. That also means for those beach goers, it’s about time to start donning the swim suits again.
Unfortunately, if you have varicose veins or spider veins, it might be embarrassing to go to the beach. And vein problems are more common than you think: they affect about 55 percent of women.
Essentially, there’s high blood pressure on the veins causing their enlarged appearance. Blood is pooling because it’s not making it all the way back to the heart; the veins are damaged.
Why aren’t the veins working properly? There are a number of different pathologies, including many hormonal issues that are common (which is why vein issues are especially common to women) but it can often just be a function of aging.
So, what can you do about spider veins and varicose veins? There are some at home remedies. You can elevate your legs, or you can wear compression garments. Exercising also goes a long way in improving circulation.
But when these options fail to sufficiently resolve your symptoms, you may need to opt for a more in-depth treatment such as Sclerotherapy.
What is Sclerotherapy? It’s a method of collapsing the veins in question–your spider veins and varicose veins.
Which, despite how it sounds, is a good thing for your body. Not only do these veins gradually reabsorb into the body, clearing the cosmetic issue, it also allows blood to reroute itself more efficiently through your body.
How does it work? The practitioner, injects a solution known as a sclerosant into your body. The sclerosant forces the veins closed, allowing them to eventually be reabsorbed into your body.
If you’re suffering from achy painful legs, or simply want to wear that swimsuit and own it, consider calling The Vein Center of Maryland for more information about Sclerotherapy today.
We are conveniently located in Westminster, Eldersburg, Baltimore, Hunt Valley and Bel Air.
We also service Ellicott City and Columbia in Howard County.