How to Properly Care for Varicose Veins and Venous Disease

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varicose veins safety harbor Dr. Mark ZuzgaIf you are living with varicose veins, then you know how painful and uncomfortable of a condition it can be.

Having varicose veins does not mean that you are doomed to a life of wearing pants or dealing with constant pain. You may have good and bad days, but there are most certainly things that you can do, or not do, that can make you feel better and help to prevent the further progression of your condition.

The best course of action is to see a Vein Specialist like Dr. Mark Zuzga, D.O. at the West Florida Vein Center of Safety Harbor, Florida in the Tampa Bay area but until then here are our at home recommendations.

Don’t forget To Keep Active. Avoid sitting or standing for extended periods and if your profession requires it, make sure that you take frequent breaks to move around.

Do exercise frequently. It will help with circulation and weight management as well. Both making your veins healthier.

Don’t consume foods or beverages that are known to make venous insufficiency worse. Avoid alcohol and foods high in sodium and sugar.

Do keep yourself at a healthy weight.  A healthy weight will lessen any excess pressure on your lower extremities, and along with a proper diet, can provide relief from the discomfort of varicose veins.

Don’t dress in high heels or tight clothing. Biding clothing can constrict circulation while high heels force the legs and feet to move unnaturally, two things which are not good for varicose veins.

Do wear compression stockings in addition to lose, comfortable clothing. Compression stockings can be purchased over the counter and do wonders for alleviating the symptoms of varicose veins and venous insufficiency.

Don’t believe the random information all over the internet saying that your varicose veins will go away on their own or with herbal regimens or creams. While natural remedies can certainly help, venous insufficiency is a medical condition that must be addressed by a medical professional.

Do consider treating your veins. Many of the treatments available today are virtually painless, leave little to no scarring, and allow you to resume your normal activities within a couple of days.

Don’t assume that your varicose veins can be cured and eliminated in a single treatment. Treating venous insufficiency takes time, and often requires multiple procedures in addition to the lifestyle changes you will need to make.

Do follow your doctor’s instructions following any procedures but also listen to your body. With the right treatment plan and dedication on your part, varicose veins and venous insufficiency can be managed and you can find the comfort and confidence that you hoped for.

If you currently struggle with varicose veins and venous insufficiency and would like more information regarding lifestyle changes or medical procedures to help treat your condition and alleviate your painful symptoms, contact Dr. Zuzga of the West Florida Vein Center today by calling (727) 712-3233. 


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