If you are one of the millions of people who have varicose veins and have been trying to “live with them” for some time, you know that it’s more difficult than it sounds. Yes, you can hide the swollen veins beneath dark stockings and long pants, but some part of your mind always knows they’re there. Besides, every time you step out of a shower and look in the mirror, there they are, making you feel bad about your appearance. And that’s just the result of how varicose veins look. The real damage they do is beneath the surface of your skin, as they impair your circulatory and immune systems. Try to “live with them” long enough and the result will be swollen legs and ankles so painful that you can barely walk.
In a very real sense, untreated varicose veins very quickly become like the bully who terrorized you on the playground back in grade school. No matter where you go, no matter what you do, the bully finds you and tries to make you feel weak and helpless and bad about yourself.
There is a way to stand up to the bullying of varicose veins
Despite what you may have heard from your mother or grandmother, varicose veins aren’t something “natural” or “inevitable” that comes with age, and that you just have to “live with.” It was very possible for people of their generation to believe this, because 1) half the people over the age of 50 have varicose veins, and 2) back then there were no easy, effective ways to eliminate them.
Due to advances in minimally-invasive interventional radiology (IR) procedures, varicose veins can now be eliminated quickly, easily, painlessly, and without ever having to set foot in a hospital. When you meet with your Covington varicose vein doctor the first time, he will explain that these new, minimally-invasive techniques are so painless that patients often don’t even need a local anesthetic, much less the general anesthesia that invasive surgeries require. Many patients are able to walk into the comfortable offices of our New Orleans vein clinic, have their varicose veins removed in about an hour, and then return home or to work. No lengthy recovery periods are necessary, because the procedures are so gentle that there is nothing to recover from.
Imagine what your life would be like free from the bullying of varicose veins
Seriously, spend some time trying to imagine it. Imagine no longer having to hide your legs because you’re ashamed of them. Imagine no longer having to deal with the swelling and the discomfort that “come with” varicose veins. Imagine your energy levels becoming normal again, and being able to do all the things you’ve been avoiding like dancing, playing sports, etc. Now imagine living your life like this every day, finally free from the bullying of vein disease. Wouldn’t that change the way you think about yourself, and the way you live your life? You bet it would.
Now stop just imagining this and make it happen
All it takes is a phone call to one of the best vein doctors in Louisiana at to schedule an appointment for an initial consultation. In that meeting, Dr. Randall S. Juleff will explain all of your New Orleans vein treatment options to you, and help you kick that bully out of your life forever.
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