When you are struggling with varicose veins or spider veins, you have several alternatives that can help you to resolve the problem. Sclerotherapy, laser treatments and phlebectomy are only a few of the options that can help you. After your treatments are over, you will want to do everything possible to get rid of your problematic veins and keep them away. Vein compression is an important follow-up that can help you to have the best results.
Understanding Vein Compression
Vein compression involves wearing compression stockings. These formfitting stockings apply pressure to your legs in order to promote healthy circulation. Immediately after your venous treatment at our office, you may be provided with compression stockings to wear home. In the beginning, you may be required to wear your compression stockings for a set amount of time. You want to do everything possible to help your blood to flow freely in your legs.
Varicose veins are the result of faulty valves in your veins. The valves are supposed to close after the blood travels to the heart. When you have varicose veins, the valves do not close. The blood flows backward and creates a pool in your vein. This pool gets bigger until you are dealing with bulging veins.
Your venous treatment will eliminate varicose veins and spider veins that are giving you trouble. However, that won’t eliminate the chance that you will have more veins develop in the future. By wearing compression stockings as advised by our doctor, you can reduce the risk of struggling with more veins. Vein compression ensures that your blood is moving in the right direction. When you have improved circulation, you will be healthier as well.
Talk to Our Team About Vein Compression
To make sure you reap the rewards that come with vein compression, it is important that you wear your compression stockings as recommended by our doctor. We may even recommend vein compression before you have venous treatment in hopes that you can find relief from your symptoms.
Sit down with our expert at Cardiology Consultants of Southwest Florida and talk about vein compression. Learn all of the details to help your venous treatment to be as successful as possible. Find out how often you should wear your compression stockings and what you should do in the future if you have varicose veins or spider veins again.