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If you have varicose or spider veins, you may have wondered what you can do to improve or even eliminate their appearance. Luckily, with help from your vascular surgeon, you can do just that and work toward feeling great about the way you look. Find out more about treating spider and varicose veins with Dr. Norman Bein at Vein Specialties in St. Louis, MO.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins began as healthy veins but became twisted and enlarged. These veins appear most often on the legs but can occur anywhere on the body. The veins in your legs require elasticity to work against gravity and pump blood to your heart. As you age, varicose veins form as the healthy veins lose their elasticity and the vein starts malfunctioning, causing blood to pool and the vein to enlarge. Varicose veins may cause symptoms like a heaviness in the legs, burning, stinging, itching, cramps, restless leg syndrome, or skin changes.
What are spider veins?
Spider veins are tiny blood vessels which develop in clusters just under the skin. Most commonly found on the face and legs, spider veins can range from red to blue or purple in color and resemble a spider web. Heredity can predispose a person to spider veins.
How can a vein specialist help me?
A vein specialist is an expert in the circulatory system and treating diseases and conditions relating to the veins. Your vein specialist can help you minimize the appearance of your spider and varicose veins with various cosmetic techniques. These treatments may include laser techniques, sclerotherapy, or other techniques. Dr. Bein can help you choose the best treatment for your vein issues at a consultation.
Your Vein Treatment Options in St. Louis, MO
Don’t let your unsightly varicose or spider veins affect you any longer. For more information on treating your varicose or spider veins, please contact vein specialist Dr. Normal Being at Vein Specialties in St. Louis, MO. Call (314) 993-8233 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Bein today!
If you’re having a problem with your veins, medical compression may be a solution that will help. It has been proven to help improve several vein conditions, including varicose and spider veins. Patients are rightly concerned about their vein health for both aesthetic and health reasons. Find out more about this treatment which is available from vein specialist Dr. Norman Bein at Vein Specialties in St. Louis, MO.
What Is Medical Compression?
For some patients, the nerves in the legs and other extremities need stimulation through compression. Medical compression is the use of specialized hosiery or stockings to apply gentle pressure to the legs. It is most often used in patients who have vein circulation problems or unsightly varicose veins. Here are the types of medical compression stockings available at Vein Specialties:
- SIGVARIS (nice to wear in professional environments).
- VenoTrain Sport (for athletes).
- VenoTrain Micro (manages moisture and heat).
How Compression Therapy Helps
If your St. Louis vein specialist decides that you’re a good candidate for medical compression therapy, you’ll be prescribed a pair of stockings that best fits your needs. Wear them while on the job and when sitting for long periods of time (such as on an extended plane or bus trip). Compression stockings are often worn by patients after surgery who have to spend a period of time on bed rest. They will help to stimulate the continuous flow of blood throughout the veins, reduce any pain, provide support, and help improve the appearance of dark-colored veins in the legs over time.
Taking Care of Your Vein Health
It is important to take care of your veins because they are a crucial part of your circulatory system. Here are a few more tips to consider in addition to medical compression:
- Eat a healthy diet full of flavonoid rich-foods (colorful fruits and veggies).
- Take a leisurely walk around your neighborhood daily (or as recommended by your St. Louis vein specialists).
- Consult your doctor for weight loss tips, as obese patients are most at risk for vein issues.
- Get on a smoking cessation plan if you’re a smoker.
See if Medical Compression Is Right for You
Contact Vein Specialties in St. Louis, MO to find out if medical compression can help. Call the office at 314-993-8233 today to make time to see Dr. Norman Bein, a board-certified vascular surgeon and one of the area’s premier vein specialists.