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Ready For Spider Vein Treatment? How To Improve The Recovery Process

by Joann Dunn

If you're tired of dealing with spider veins, it's time to talk to your doctor about treatment options. Sclerotherapy is a surgical procedure that can eliminate your spider veins. If you decide on sclerotherapy, you'll need to prepare for the recovery period. Here are some tips that will help you recover from treatment for your spider veins. 

Keep Yourself Hydrated 

If you're going to get treatment for your spider veins, you'll need to stay hydrated during your recovery. Drinking plenty of water can help you flush the toxins out of your system. Water also flushes out the treatment solution. That's why you should keep a bottle of drinking water with you at all times during your recovery from spider vein treatment. 

Stick to Cool Showers

If you enjoy hot showers and baths, you'll need to make some changes during the recovery period. You might not know this, but hot water can make your veins dilate. If that happens, the recovery process can get delayed. Luckily, there's a way to avoid that risk. You can switch to cool showers and baths until after you've recovered from spider vein treatment. 

Stay Out of the Sun

If you're scheduled for spider vein treatment, stay out of the sun. Sun exposure can lead to hyperpigmentation, especially after spider vein treatment. Hyperpigmentation causes your skin to darken. Unfortunately, after spider vein treatment, sun exposure can cause uneven darkening. That means you could end up with dark blotches on your legs. To avoid hyperpigmentation, avoid sun exposure until after you've recovered. If you can't stay out of the sun, plan your spider vein treatment for winter or fall. That way, you can avoid sun exposure altogether. 

Apply Pressure

If you're preparing for spider vein treatment, now's the time to think about pressure. After treatment, you'll need to apply pressure to your legs. Applying pressure to your legs can reduce the risk of blood clots. And, applying pressure can help speed up the recovery process after treatment for spider veins. That's where compression stockings come in handy. Compression stockings apply the pressure you need to ensure a safe recovery after spider vein treatment. 

Rest Your Legs

If you're getting ready for spider vein treatment, you'll want to rest your legs. This is especially important where exercise is concerned. Increased blood flow to your legs can interfere with the healing process. That's why you should stick to mild exercise until after your legs have healed from your spider vein treatment. 


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Pregnant? What You Need to Know About Your Pregnancy

During my first pregnancy, I spent a lot of time pushing pillows behind my back trying to find comfort. As the size of the baby grew, so did my discomfort. By the time she was born, I was more than ready to give birth. When I found out I was pregnant again, I was determined that I would not suffer through the same discomforts. I started researching ways to ease the symptoms of pregnancy, including back pain. I created this blog to help other expectant moms find remedies to deal with those symptoms that can be emotionally and physically draining.