Palm Clinic Advise Why Not To Treat Varicose Veins at Home

Thursday 23 May 2019, 7:45PM
By Beckie Wright

There is plenty of content online that talks about ‘natural’ home remedies for treating varicose veins. Palm Clinic give professional advice on what people really should do to address their health concerns, as they are the experts in treating vein conditions, including varicose veins, varicose ulcers and spider veins. They use non-surgical gold-standard procedures that require no down time, helping to give you back legs you are proud to show off.

These are likely to include the following. Compression stockings - for the first three days they are to be worn 24 hours a day. For the following 11 days you may wear them in the daytime only, removing them for sleeping and showering. Walk an hour a day for two weeks after treatment. You can split the walk into two x 30 minute walks.

No sports, heavy lifting or straining for two weeks. No alcohol or smoking on the days of treatment. No long-haul flights for one week before and one month after treatment. Car trips - break up any long car trips by going for a 15 minute walk every two hours during the trip. Try to avoid anti-inflammatory medication during treatment such as Aspirin, Nurofen and Voltaren. If, however paracetamol is not sufficient, you may take these medications as long as they do not cause you stomach upsets. Palm Clinic will put you on a blood-thinning medicine if they think you're at risk of a blood clot.

Before treatment, your varicose veins may feel soft and spongy. Afterwards, they'll be firm and tender and lumpy. The lumps and tenderness may persist for a few months.

Unfortunately, there is no treatment which will last forever for your varicose veins. Radio Frequency Ablation is considered the gold standard and will give you the longest lasting result. Some people may experience a recurrence of varicose veins over years and this can be addressed with repeated treatments when necessary. In order to encourage the longest lasting result, it is important to stay active, maintain a healthy weight and wear compression hose as a preventative measure if you are motivated to do so.

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