The internet is filled with both information and misinformation. It makes it difficult sometimes to tell truth from fabrication. When it comes to health having the facts is vital to ensure that you can direct yourself and find the best treatment possible for what ails you.
Let’s look at some of the most popular myths out there today:
1. Crossing your legs while sitting causes varicose veins.
What does cause them can stem from inherited DNA, pregnancy, weight gain, being obese, and smoking.
2. Varicose veins are harmless and just a cosmetic issue.
While surface level veins may simply be a visual esthetic issue, they often also cause aching, throbbing, and even itching sensations. When left untreated they can advance to swelling, thickened skin, and dermatitis.
3. Spider veins and varicose veins are the same.
Spider veins are dilated veins close to the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are in the fat between the muscle and the skin.
4. Exercise is bad for varicose veins and may make them worse.
Exercise helps to maintain flexibility and strength as well as helping to pump and push the blood through the veins.
5. Varicose veins are always visible.
If you are experiencing symptoms such as tired achy legs, leg rashes or cramps or even skin darkening yet you do not see enlarged or swollen veins it does not mean that venous issues are ruled out.
For a proper diagnosis, please call Dr. Joseph Magnant of Vein Specialists 239.694.VEIN (8346). Vein Specialists at Royal Palm Square 1510 Royal Palm Square Blvd. Suite 101 Fort Myers, Florida 33919. Or visit us online at WeKnowVeins.com