If it’s your goal to improve your leg health in the new year, here are a few tips to help you get and keep your legs healthier. To begin, there are a few important things that you’ll want to know in order to improve how your legs look and feel, and to prevent those tired, heavy, achy, itchy and restless feelings in them.
Spider veins are dilated or stretched blood vessels that are close to the skin, generally with a branching pattern. They’re often progressive and usually increase in number and visibility with age. To help prevent the formation of spider veins, we recommend focusing on these three important areas:
- Exercise – Gentle exercise can help strengthen muscles, and stronger muscle contractions promote better circulation. Sitting or standing for long periods impede circulation, so take frequent breaks with short walks.
- Eating – A healthy diet with foods that are rich in bioflavonoids is especially beneficial to improving vein health. Bioflavonoids help reduce varicose veins with their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities. Additionally, obesity is a risk factor for varicose veins, so eating a healthy diet can reduce your risk.
- Elevation – Lessen the effects of gravity on veins by placing your legs above your heart for 10-15 minutes once or more each day. It will also help alleviate swelling.
Although practicing these tips can help you keep your veins healthy, when spider veins are troublesome or unsightly, it may be time to consult with a vein specialist about spider veins treatment. The best treatment for spider veins is the one that can safely and effectively minimize the unsightly appearance of spider veins, and also can provide relief from tired, aching, cramping, and restless legs.
Laser sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins can improve their appearance, relieve symptoms, and prevent complications. These vein treatments offer an ideal treatment, virtually erasing them from the skin. Sclerotherapy doesn’t require anesthesia, can be done in the doctor’s office, is minimally invasive and virtually pain-free, with little to no recovery time. Studies have shown this safe, effective treatment can eliminate as many as 50-80% percent of treated veins after just a few sessions.
Sclerotherapy sessions are typically completed within 20 minutes per leg, and 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 leg health information or for the best treatment for your spider veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:
Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 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 and Wellington 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.