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New Orleans Vein Treatment Specialists Explain How Varicose Veins Can Make You Behave in Unexpected

You may react to  the title of this blog article by thinking, “What? How could a physical problem that makes my legs look ugly affect my mental state, and thus my behavior?” And you’re probably not alone in asking that question, so in this article your local Louisiana ven doctor will try his best to answer it.

Start at the beginning – how can varicose veins cause behavioral problems?

The most obvious way that varicose veins influence behavior is cosmetic – varicose veins are unattractive, and if you have them you don’t feel as good about yourself as you should. Remember the first time you looked into a mirror and saw your legs covered with varicose veins? It wasn’t a pleasant experience, was it? Your first reaction was probably to reach into your closet for something to cover up the ugly, swollen veins before you went out in public.

Well, that is a behavioral change. And sadly it’s only the first of many. The next change to your normal behavior probably took place the first time you were invited by friends or family to play tennis with them or go to the beach, and you found yourself making excuses why you “couldn’t” go. Truth be told, you didn’t want to go, because you didn’t want your swollen veins to be seen by other people. Over time, this syndrome of trying to avoid any situation that forces you to reveal your legs can lead to isolation and even clinical depression.

It’s not just that varicose veins are ugly – they sap your strength and energy

Most varicose veins are caused by chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), a condition that impairs your normal circulation and keeps blood from being pumped efficiently back to your heart. Instead, the blood pools in your veins and causes them to become swollen. CVI also causes other symptoms, such as swollen legs and ankles and feelings of weakness, tiredness, and exhaustion.

Naturally, over time you’ll react to these symptoms as well, and start making excuses to avoid doing things that you used to enjoy but now feel too tired to do. It’s not unusual, in fact, for people with varicose veins to become chronically inactive, and become so averse to exercise of any kind that their lack of regular movement increases their risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and obesity.

So what can you do about this?

If any of this sounds familiar to you, the most important thing you need to know is that varicose veins are NOT something you have to “live with.” They can be easily and safely removed – without surgery, without having to go to a hospital, without pain, and without long recovery periods. Covington vein treatment is so fast, in fact, that you can have your varicose veins eliminated on your lunch hour, and so painless that you can walk out and return to work. So if you have varicose veins and are tired of them affecting your behavior, take the first step towards New Orleans vein treatment. Pick up your phone and call one of the best vein doctors in Covington.

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