One of the things we’ve learned from our vein treatment center in Hawaii is most of the people we meet who have varicose veins don’t understand how their swollen and discolored veins are affecting their overall health. Sure, they’re aware that the varicose veins are ugly, and that as a result they now feel that they have to wear long pants and dark stockings to cover their legs. But many of these folks think that the effects of varicose veins are onlycosmetic, and that they can somehow “live with” their condition by hiding it, without suffering any other consequences. Sadly, this isn’t true.
Your vein health affects all aspects of your physical and mental health
First, varicose veins don’t magically “get better” if you ignore them or hide them beneath layers of clothing. They get worse. And they get worse in ways that can turn your attempts to “live with” varicose veins into “barely living.”
The biggest problem with varicose veins is not how badly they change the appearance of your legs – that’s just a surface symptom of a deeper vein disease that beneath the surface is impacting your general health. The disease that causes varicose veins – chronic venous insufficiency or CVI – attacks your overall circulatory system and cripples it, making it impossible for your body to supply oxygen and nutrients to the areas that need them.
The results of not seeking treatment for your varicose veins are predictable
In most cases what will happen first is that you’ll notice chronic swelling in your legs and ankles. This swelling will become progressively more painful the longer you try to “live with” your varicose veins, and can quickly become so painful that you become effectively disabled, unable to stand or walk for more than a few minutes. Next, your impaired circulation will begin to affect skin texture – the skin on your legs will turn brown, and will become so brittle that soon small scratches will turn into open, bleeding sores that refuse to heal. And all of this is still just the stuff that’s happening on the surface. Below the skin, your impaired circulation is crippling your immune system, and greatly increasing your risk of becoming obese, and of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
So how do you avoid all of these dire side effects of varicose veins?
Seek treatment from one of the best vein doctors in Hawaii, that’s how. Pick up your phone and call Vein Clinics of Hawaii, or go online and schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Randall S. Juleff. He’ll examine your varicose veins and your overall health, and give you the straight facts about how Maui vein treatment can both eliminate your unsightly swollen veins and restore your health. Call our vein treatment center today – you’ll be happy you did.