As everyone who has suffered from venous disease for an extended period of time can attest, venous disease can ruin your life. There is very little that you do that does not involve your legs to some extent.
In addition to making your waking hours miserable, venous disease in the legs can make it difficult to sleep. This, in turn, leads to other physical and emotional issues.
It is not surprising that many venous disease sufferers turn to surgery or other invasive treatments to find relief. However, not every person has to have a drastic procedure to maintain venous health. There is conservative treatment available.
More conservative treatments, like walking, elevating the leg and wearing compression hose, may be able to provide the same level of relief.
Walking or Leg Exercise
One form of conservative venous therapy is simply walking or exercising the legs. Many forms of venous disease are caused by the lack of exercise and movement in the legs.
Walking or exercise increases the blood flow in the legs, thus improving the circulation in the legs and allowing the blood to more effectively be pumped to the heart.
It is important to note that this is not a cure. This is designed as a conservative way to help treat or prevent venous disease.
Elevating the Leg
One of the main goals of conservative treatment for veins is to reduce the pooling of blood and prevent ulcers. Elevating the legs allows the pooled blood to drain, which in turn helps to reduce venous disease symptoms.
When elevated, the legs should be raised above the heart. It is also a good idea to keep the legs elevated while sleeping.
Another popular conservative treatment for venous disorders is wearing compression hose. Compression hose are garments meant to compress the limb, increase blood flow and prevent the formation of blood clots in the legs. These can be very effective in preventing and treating venous disease.
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In some instances, surgery is the only option for curing venous disease. However, it is always best to consider non-surgical, conservative treatments before going the invasive route. At the South Texas Vein Institute in Edinburg, we offer a wide variety of conservative treatment options, and we can tailor these options to fit your unique situation. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn which conservative treatments can benefit you.