While weight loss is not a magic bullet to banish vein disease, it can help (if you are overweight or obese), to get down to a normal weight. Losing weight will help take pressure off your veins so that they can work more effectively. You will likely need to attack the vein problem on a number of fronts in order to eliminate them or slow their development. That’s because varicose veins often have multiple causes that combine to create the vascular problem in different people.
Multiple Causes, Multi-Faceted Solutions
Among the possible causes of varicose veins are:
- Hormonal changes throughout life, including pregnancy, birth control pills.
- Lack of exercise.
- Staying on your feet all day, or sitting for long periods.
- Wearing tight clothing.
- And more.
Customized Vein Treatments
If your particular vein problem is primarily tied to excess body weight, and you have few other risk factors like those listed above, you should get significant results from losing weight. No matter how many risk factors you have, however, losing weight (if you are overweight) will definitely help improve your vascular and overall health. Your vein doctor will make a personalized treatment plan to help you eliminate existing varicose veins, and developing fewer new ones in the future. Your treatment for vein disease can include lifestyle changes, like correcting any applicable issues from the list of causes above.
Your treatment could also include methods such as wearing compression stockings and undergoing treatments like sclerotherapy or microphlebectomy. While these treatments can eliminate most or all of your existing incompetent veins, the underlying condition (and tendency to develop vein problems) remains. You will likely need touch-up vascular treatments in the future. Since most treatments are quick and nearly painless, with little to no downtime, future vein care should be relatively simple and convenient for you, when you visit one of our NJ vein centers.
See Your Vein Expert in NJ
Leading vein specialist, Dr. Charles Dietzek, can design a treatment plan to help you banish varicose veins. We’re here to help you enjoy good vein health for life. Contact the Vein & Vascular Institute online today to make an appointment at one of our convenient locations across NJ. Or call us at 856-309-9777 now.