Varicose veins can be hereditary and as such, problem veins can have been our long-time friends before we start thinking about getting treatment for them. But at what point should you seek treatment for varicose veins? Should it be when they start aching or swelling or itching?
As soon as you have identified that you have varicose veins, you should consider an assessment and management plan. Symptoms including achiness, tiredness, swelling represent progressive symptoms of vein disease that can be corrected. Remember, not all varicose veins are visible!
Healthy lifestyle choices and exercise can help manage some symptoms, however leaving vein disease untreated is not advised. Early recognition and management is the key to preventing complications.
This article was contributed by Dr. Michael Nguyen and Dr. Faisal Siddiqi who are New York City and New Jersey’s Top Vein Experts. They are board certified vein specialists practicing radiofrequency ablation, laser vein ablation, and advanced sclerotherapy.