3 Myths About Varicose Veins Debunked

Spider Vein & Varicose Vein Treatments Danvers, MA | Anna Petropoulos M.D.Varicose veins are large, ropey, purple-colored veins that are primarily prominent on your legs, arms, and feet. By causing you to feel self-conscious about wearing things like shorts, sandals, or short sleeved shirts, varicose veins can make you want to practically hide under your bed. If you think you have varicose veins and have hit the internet to see if you match any symptoms, you might have hit a few roadblocks. Just like with anything else, there are myths surrounding varicose veins that can be easy to fall for. This article will debunk three common myths associated with varicose veins. Read on to learn more.

Myth #1: They Hurt

Yes, having large, rope-like veins protruding from your skin may make you want to say, “ouch!” But varicose veins actually shouldn’t hurt. If they do, you might be suffering from another underlying condition or improper circulation overall.

Myth #2: Standing Is a Culprit

If you work a job where you stand all day and have started to notice that you are getting varicose veins, you may read online that it is the cause. However, that is far from the truth. Although you may notice your varicose veins more if you stand a lot, they are not caused by standing. To help deal with discomfort from your varicose veins while standing all day, try wearing compression stockings.

Myth #3: They Only Affect Women

Even though more women get varicose veins than men, about 10-15 percent of men can develop varicose veins. If you are a male who has varicose veins, you are not an anomaly, and Dr. Anna Petropoulos can help you create a treatment plan.

There are multiple ways that you can treat your varicose veins including losing weight, wearing compression stockings, and getting a surgical procedure done by Dr. Anna Petropoulos. If you would like to learn more about varicose veins or varicose vein treatment, contact Dr. Anna Petropoulos today to scheduling a consultation.




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