Are your varicose veins holding you back?

varicose veins and physical performanceAn avid runner has recently revealed how having her varicose veins treated has helped to boost her physical performance. Initially, 60-year old Wendy Hookway, thought her performance issues were down to her simply being unfit. However, after having her veins treated, she discovered she could easily run further.

Like Wendy, many people are unaware of the physical impact that varicose veins can have on their health. Here, you’ll discover how your varicose veins could currently be holding you back.

The physical symptoms of varicose veins

Contrary to popular belief, varicose veins aren’t just a cosmetic issue. They can cause all kinds of physical symptoms which could be holding you back. These include:

  • Aching
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Cramping
  • Pain

While some exercise can help to ease the symptoms of varicose veins, excessive exercise can actually make them worse. All of the symptoms are caused because of the additional pressure placed upon the veins to pump enough blood back up to the heart. Depending on the severity of the physical symptoms, it can prevent you from leading a more active lifestyle.

Emotional symptoms can be just as limiting as physical ones

It’s not just the physical symptoms of varicose veins which can hold you back, it’s the emotional ones too. Most varicose vein sufferers are embarrassed about the condition. So, they try to hide it by keeping themselves covered up. This may be fine in winter, but in nicer weather, it can cause you to become extremely uncomfortable.

The embarrassment can also prevent you from wearing what you want to wear. It can also limit your enjoyment if you go on holiday and don’t feel confident baring your legs.

What can you do?

Whether your varicose veins are currently holding you back, or whether you’re worried they might do, there’s one thing you can do – get them treated!

Many people don’t realise the sheer number of treatment options available for varicose veins these days. Long gone are the days when surgery was the only treatment on offer. Now, you can benefit from numerous non-invasive techniques; especially if you treat the condition early on.

Varicose veins really don’t need to hold you back. Book a consultation today to learn more about the different treatment options available to you.