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Medical grade compression stockings from VenaSmart.com for varicose veins
I recommend knee high or thigh high,microfiber, 20-30 mm Hg medical grade compressions stockings.
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Varicose veins- Lower extremities
In general, healthy veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. When these valves that keep blood flowing out of the lower extremities and back to the heart are not functioning well is call venous reflux. Because of reflux the blood pool in the legs can lead to signs and symptoms like varicose veins, swelling, pain, cramps, burning sensation or itching of the skin, and other changes in the lower extremities. Factors that contribute to the presence of venous reflux include age, gender, family history, heavy lifting, multiple pregnancies, obesity, and prolonged standing. Consider a visit to a board certified vein specialist that is able to recommend the best treatment for you according to a venous evaluation, ultrasound results, and symptoms.
Discuss with physician about conservative vein management as well. Even though varicose veins that are already present will not be eliminated with conservative vein treatment like compression stockings for example, the appearance of new varicose veins can be slowed and /or avoided by managing venous stasis with conservative vein treatment. See a board certified vein specialist for your concerns on prevention and also treatment of varicose veins.
Venasmart stockings for your varicose veins
I would recommend Venasmart compression stockings and an ultrasound to document your circulatory system function.
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I would not quit your profession but I would recommend that you try wearing compression hose daily. As well, you may want to consider taking the supplement Vasculera. Varicose veins tend to be genetically inherited especially at a young age. Compression hose will not fix or cure this problem but will help with any symptoms and help the legs feel less painful throughout the day.
Varicose veins are typically genetic or develop after pregnancy. Compression stockings may help with the symptoms but will not fix or prevent varicose veins. If you have developed varicose veins at a young age, you probably have venous reflux disease and should see a vein specialist about treatment options.
Varicose veins options
Varicose veins can occur as young as teen years but generally the risk is associated with hereditary risk factors combined with lifestyle influences. Standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time in your line of work does not help. Compression stockings will help but not reverse the process. Only closure treatments will reverse venous disease. Many closure options are available requiring very little if any downtime. It's important to visit a vein specialist to determine what options best suit your needs. My opinion is to treat them while your young and while your damaged veins aren't causing secondary effects.
Varicose vein treatment.
Varicose veins are due to many factors including genetics, pregnancies and even trauma. The underlying problem with varicose veins is that they are the result of malfunctioning (leaking) valves of usually the saphenous system of veins. Once you have the veins the only way to resolve them is to treat the malfunctioning valves with a closure procedure. In lieu of this, wearing support hose may help to slow their progression. See a vein specialist.
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