Similar to other cosmetic conditions, there can be a variety of myths easily found online regarding varicose veins. Many of these myths may prevent potential patients from seeking the proper treatment before the condition becomes more serious. Here are the most common myths about varicose veins you should be aware of:
Crossing Your Legs
One of the oldest myths regarding varicose veins is that you can get them from simply crossing your legs. We all cross our legs without a second thought to it. Do not stress if you happen to frequently cross your legs. Varicose veins are the result of damaged valves that prevent your blood from flowing and this damage cannot occur just by crossing your legs.
The Same Thing as Spider Veins
Another common myth is that varicose veins are the same as spider veins. Varicose veins are the result of damaged veins and require treatment before the symptoms progress further into the formation of ulcers and blood clots. Having varicose veins can also be the sign of other health issues such as obesity and high blood pressure. Spider veins, on the other hand, are typically superficial, and while there are treatments, your vein health does not depend on them.
Only Occur in Women
Many people think varicose veins are found only in women. While women can develop varicose veins due to other health conditions such as pregnancy and menopause, a significant number of men can also develop them. One of the biggest factors in determining who develops varicose veins is genetics, as it is hereditary.
Exercise Makes Them Worse
At some point a ridiculous myth was started that exercise makes varicose veins worse. Consistent exercise is great for your health and helps out your veins. Simple workouts such as walking and running help your blood circulation from your legs to your heart. Once you have gone through varicose vein treatment, our physicians may recommend that you wear compression stockings during your workouts.
Varicose Veins Grow Back
Previously, varicose vein treatments were unable to maintain extended results. However, that is simply not the case anymore with the development of laser therapy treatments that can treat more than just the symptoms of varicose veins. Treatments are easy on the body and allow patients to recover in a short amount of time while seeing extended results.
For the best varicose vein treatment, make sure you choose the Skin & Vein Center. Call today for your no obligation consultation and see how our varicose vein treatments can help you.