Are You Constantly Standing On Your Feet? Here's How You Can Prevent Varicose Veins

Are You Constantly Standing On Your Feet? Here's How You Can Prevent Varicose Veins

Prolonged standing increases your risk of developing varicose veins and spider veins.

Fortunately, there are many highly effective, incisionless treatments available to eliminate these problematic veins. 

These minimally invasive treatments allow you to continue an active lifestyle, including work, uninterrupted as they relieve your leg discomfort and improve their appearance in time for warm weather.

You can also include certain habits in your daily routine following treatment that may help prevent new varicosities forming.

Michael Gioscia, MD, at the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York, is a board-certified surgeon with vascular fellowship training. He has been providing effective varicose vein treatments for more than three decades.

Dr. Gioscia shares information about decreasing your risks of developing varicose veins and the in-office treatments he offers to eliminate those that have already occurred.

How does prolonged standing cause varicose veins?

Varicose veins are often a result of increased pressure in your leg veins that causes them to stretch and bulge as blood flow slows and then pools within the vein.

Prolonged standing increases pressure in your leg veins and is a common risk factor for developing varicosities.

Other factors that can affect blood flow in your legs and thus increase the possibility of developing varicose veins include:

Relaxed vein walls due to changes in female hormones during menstruation or menopause and with certain types of birth control may explain why women develop varicose veins more frequently than men.

How can I prevent varicose veins?

You can’t always prevent them and there’s no cure for varicose veins once they develop other than to eliminate the damaged vein.

But you can decrease your risk by:

Walking, cycling, and other exercise that builds strong leg muscles may also reduce your risk of developing varicose veins. Your leg veins rely on muscles in your legs to help move blood upward toward your heart.

How do you treat varicose veins?

Minimally invasive, incisionless vein treatments seal off the damaged vein from its normal blood supply. This causes your body to direct blood flow to a healthy vein. As the treated vein dies due to lack of blood, the cosmetic effects and physical symptoms of varicose veins resolve.

Dr. Gioscia explains that a truly successful varicose vein treatment plan is customized to fit your individual needs. 

During your initial consultation at the Vein Institute of Westchester, Dr. Gioscia takes time to fully evaluate your leg veins and devise the most effective treatment plan. He notes that his is not a one-fix-for-all practice.

Because Dr. Gioscia has extensive experience in all possible solutions, your strategy may include one or a combination of minimally invasive incisionless therapies, such as:

These in-office treatments normally take less than an hour, are essentially painless, and usually very well-tolerated by most individuals.

Because they’re minimally invasive and require no incisions, they also allow you to continue an active lifestyle immediately after treatment, including work, as they relieve your leg discomfort and improve their appearance in time for warm weather.

For more information about treating and preventing varicose veins, schedule an evaluation at the Vein Institute of Westchester today. Call (914) 997-8081 or request an appointment online.

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