Yoga can be an effective relaxation and fitness technique; it’s a fantastic habit to get into. But have you heard people say it’s ideal for “treating” varicose veins? We’ve heard that too. Varicose veins occur when there is a failure of the one-way valves inside your veins.
When we talk about Spider veins, we’re referring to the small red or blue veins that can spread out like tiny tree branches on the feet, legs, chest and even face. They are sometimes called broken capillaries or thread veins.
A phlebologist is a medically qualified doctor with post-graduate training for expert diagnosis and treatment of many forms of venous disease. This covers varicose and spider veins, clotting disorders, vascular birthmarks, leg ulcers and related conditions.
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?
Having performed over 5000 sclerotherapy procedures, the most difficult legs to treat are those with what I refer to as hidden reticular veins or feeders.
Reticular veins are blue surface veins that are usually present in the outside part of the thigh and lower leg. They are also referred to as “feeders” as they feed the smaller spider veins. Phlebology 101 teaches you to treat these feeders first before even attempting to treat the spider veins. This way you can ensure permanent and successful results and help avoid matting.