Can I prevent swollen veins and vein problems?
Is it possible to get rid of varicose veins or to prevent them?
You may want to get rid of varicose vein problems, or you may wonder if it’s possible to prevent this condition at all. The unfortunate news is that real prevention would mean you can influence your genetic predisposition. And since we don’t choose our parents, we can not influence that. Varicose veins often occur in patients whose parents have had vein problems too. So that means we can not really prevent them entirely.
Can I get rid of varicose veins once I have them?
If you already have symptoms and you observe swollen or ugly veins on the surface, then it is recommended to see your Perth Vein Specialist for an in-depth diagnosis. The underlying cause is venous reflux: it means that your veins progressively “dilatate”, they start expanding or swelling, and the valves no longer regulate the blood flow accurately. As a result of these leaky valves, venous reflux causes your blood to pool in a particular vein which is what causes the swelling.
It is recommended to look into early treatment if you suffer from varicose vein symptoms, because untreated swollen veins can cause a range of more serious health risks and complications. The risks of untreated veins include Deep Vein Thrombosis with potential blood clots reaching vital organs, as well as intense discolouration and ulceration of the skin on your legs.
Is there anything at all I can do for my veins?
Yes there is. Regular walks, or wearing compression stockings for example. It’s all about optimising the blood flow in your legs, and it’s also good to change your posture every now and then if you have been standing or sitting for an extended period. These good habits can help prevent the progression of varicose veins, but it’s important to remember that if you already have varicose veins, the swelling is not going to go away by nurturing these good habits.
So what if treatment is the only way to get rid of varicose veins?
The good news is that the current evolution of vein treatments gives you more options than a few decades go. At Perth Vein Clinic we specialise in minimally invasive treatment options.
These are some of the most common treatment options for varicose veins available in Perth:
With our experience, we tailor the best possible treatment for your particular problem. Please take a look at our Perth Case Studies. They give you a very visual overview of the results we have booked with some of our patients. If you have any further questions, or want to make a booking for an in-depth diagnosis, please contact our friendly team here and we look forward to helping you.