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How Would Your Life Look Without Varicose Veins?

Updated on April 11, 2019
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Tamara Wilhite is a technical writer, an industrial engineer, a mother of two, and a published sci-fi and horror author.


Varicose veins are enlarged purplish veins most visible in our legs. While most people only care about how bad they look, the reality is that they hurt your circulation, too. How would your life like without varicose veins? And what would it look like if you didn’t get treatment?

Varicose veins are not an inevitable sign of aging. And they are treatable.
Varicose veins are not an inevitable sign of aging. And they are treatable. | Source

Reduced Pain and Suffering

Varicose veins can cause burning, itching, and cramps in your legs. Why live like this when you now know there is a solution? Why sit there and hope that it gets better when it could progress to restless leg syndrome and chronic pain?

Improved Mobility

You may be reluctant to wear shorts and go for a walk with unsightly varicose veins. However, varicose veins can compound existing circulatory problems. Left untreated, it will result in swollen legs, excessive fatigue, and difficulty walking. Once you become sedentary, your risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, and other health conditions go up.

Treat your varicose veins so that you can get up and moving again. Don’t wait, because you don’t want to go from being afraid of being seen walking to the mailbox to struggling to walk to the mail box.

When this problem is treated early, you’ll prevent it from getting worse. For example, one varicose vein is bad, but the pooling of blood there will eventually cause spider veins and other varicose veins to form the longer it goes on. Don’t wait to seek treatment, either, hoping the problem goes away.

Varicose veins cannot go away on their own. Don’t let fear of treatment hold you back, either. The standard treatment is an outpatient procedure, and you could be home the same day. You’ll be able to resume normal activities immediately.

Greater Self Esteem

Varicose veins are ugly, and they’ll only get worse if unaddressed. Conversely, if you have them treated, you’ll be proud to show off your legs. Treating varicose veins can improve your self-esteem and self-confidence even if you’re wearing pants and long skirts, because you won’t be as critical of your appearance. A side benefit of treating varicose veins is that it can improve your mood. Eliminate the chronic ache in your legs, and you’ll feel better overall.

Better Overall Health

One of the biggest predictors of weight gain is time spent sitting, especially in front of screens like a computer screen or TV. If you’re uncomfortable going outside or going to the gym, you’re less likely to get the exercise you need to stay healthy. Matters are made worse by varicose veins hurting the circulation in your legs such that you don’t want to go for a walk.

What happens if you have the varicose veins treated? It is easier to get up and walk to the store or take your dogs out for a run. You maintain a healthy activity level, helping you to maintain a healthy weight while reducing your odds of a heart attack. Fail to treat your circulatory problems, and the way it weighs you down will make you sedentary. That increases the odds you gain weight, your blood pressure goes up, and your circulatory problems get worse.


The twisted purple veins forming in your legs are a warning sign of problems that will arise if you don’t treat it as soon as possible. Take care of yourself and your varicose veins, and see your quality of life improve as a result.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2019 Tamara Wilhite


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