Varicose veins and spider veins are some of the most common — and most frustrating — skin-related conditions that adults can face today. These two problems have many different causes, but they also have plenty of treatment options. Let’s take a quick look at some natural varicose vein treatment options:
Varicose veins are swollen, raised blood vessels that are typically found on the legs and may begin to appear during adulthood. Varicose veins are often linked to obesity, a history of blood clotting (usually indicative of high blood pressure and cholesterol levels), skin-related injuries, or even simply genetics. Because varicose veins may be painful or cause cramping, it’s sometimes necessary to seek treatment at your local dermatologist’s office.
It’s also possible to treat varicose veins through non-invasive remedies and lifestyle changes. People often see improvement after losing weight, switching to a low-salt diet, and wearing supportive socks or stockings to lessen the cramping and pain.
Spider veins are less prominent than varicose veins and may appear colored red, dark purple, or blue. They are visible through the skin and may be raised and twisted, but they tend to be smaller than varicose veins. Spider veins can be found on the legs, but are also often found on the chest and face.
Natural spider vein treatment options are pretty similar to varicose vein treatments; supportive socks and healthy lifestyle changes may be enough to curb the discomfort of spider veins, especially if they aren’t very visible.
Natural treatment options aren’t doing enough?
Sometimes these non-invasive at-home remedies just aren’t doing the trick, and a patient is either still experiencing pain or is self-conscious about visible varicose or spider veins. Luckily, there are many different treatments available, ranging from small saline injections at your local dermatologist’s office to laser varicose vein treatments which are performed at an outpatient facility.