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Exercise and Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are the bulging, enlarged veins most often seen on the legs. Aside from cosmetic concerns, vein disease is chronic and progressive. Without varicose veins treatment, the symptoms and health risks worsen, often affecting the daily quality of life.

However, exercise can help to prevent or minimize the symptoms of varicose veins. During exercise, blood is pumped back to the heart from the calf muscles. Therefore, strong leg muscles can promote healthy blood circulation and can help minimize vein disease.

Aerobic exercise such as walking, biking, running, are all good activities for getting blood circulating and promoting healthy veins. However, it’s important to be careful not to overdo when you have varicose veins, as strenuous activities can put too much strain on the legs.

Although exercise should always be part of a healthy lifestyle, discomfort from varicose veins can make exercise difficult. In addition, while exercise can help the symptoms of varicose veins, it won’t remove them.

However, when exercise is causes too much discomfort and it’s time to consider their removal, two highly effective, non-surgical varicose vein treatment options are available. The first, is endovenous laser ablationAfter a local anesthesia is administered, a specialist vein doctor introduces a small catheter into the vein with ultrasound guidance. This is followed by a small laser fiber, which delivers gentle laser energy, causing the vein to close. The procedure takes only about 10 minutes to do and requires no hospitalization or surgery center.

The other is sclerotherapy for varicose veins. During this procedure, a varicose vein specialist uses a tiny needle to introduce an FDA-approved sclerosant into the vein, drops at a time. This gentle, yet effective medication causes the vein to collapse and close. Over time, the closed vein gets absorbed by the body and disappears. The sessions are typically completed in the office, within 20 minutes per leg.

Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding varicose vein or spider vein removal, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our three convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853, Wellington 561-790-4550, or West Palm Beach 561-429-8236,

or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter, Wellington, and West Palm Beach Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

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