5 Most Common Myths of Varicose Veins Busted

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Published on August 10, 2015 by HWC

The video debunks the most common myths of varicose veins.

Myth 1:

Pregnancy causes varicose veins

This is the most common misconception among people. In fact, varicose veins may occur for the first time in pregnancy but pregnancy does not cause varicose veins. If you have pre-disposition, then veins would appear for the first time. Studies revealed that varicose veins is developed in women who does not have children. And, it is most common in men.

Myth 2:

Wearing High Heels, Overweight, Crossing Legs and not Exercising Cause Varicose Veins

People think that these factors can develop varicose veins but in reality its not. These factors are not responsible for developing the varicose veins.

Myth 3:

Varicose Veins are Cosmetic

The underlying cause of developing varicose veins is due to superficial vein reflux. And, varicose veins and superficial venous reflux are complicated by inflammation.

Myth 4:

A General Anaesthetic Treats Varicose Veins

There are few procedures designed to be carried out under local anaesthetic gives better results and a lower risk of reoccurrence.

Myth 5:

Varicose Veins Reoccur

This is the most common myth among people. This is due to reoccurrence of veins due to surgical operations. The main reason is veins tend to re-grow, a process termed as neovascularization. Now there are many treatments and procedures that work effectively for varicose veins.

The video debunks the most common myths of varicose veins.

Myth 1:

Pregnancy causes varicose veins

This is the most common misconception among people. In fact, varicose veins may occur for the first time in pregnancy but pregnancy does not cause varicose veins. If you have pre-disposition, then veins would appear for the first time. Studies revealed that varicose veins is developed in women who does not have children. And, it is most common in men.

Myth 2:

Wearing High Heels, Overweight, Crossing Legs and not Exercising Cause Varicose Veins

People think that these factors can develop varicose veins but in reality its not. These factors are not responsible for developing the varicose veins.

Myth 3:

Varicose Veins are Cosmetic

The underlying cause of developing varicose veins is due to superficial vein reflux. And, varicose veins and superficial venous reflux are complicated by inflammation.

Myth 4:

A General Anaesthetic Treats Varicose Veins

There are few procedures designed to be carried out under local anaesthetic gives better results and a lower risk of reoccurrence.

Myth 5:

Varicose Veins Reoccur

This is the most common myth among people. This is due to reoccurrence of veins due to surgical operations. The main reason is veins tend to re-grow, a process termed as neovascularization. Now there are many treatments and procedures that work effectively for varicose veins.

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