When a person has developed varicose veins, it is important for them to have a realistic and accurate understanding of the types of treatments that can be used to address this problem.

Myth: Varicose Veins Will Not Create Problems That Are Serious Enough To Warrant Treatment

There is an assumption that varicose veins are always a cosmetic problem that will not be worth having treated by a professional. Yet, varicose veins can actually create problems for patients due to the amount of pain and discomfort that they can cause. In fact, a person that has varicose veins may experience an intense throbbing pain that can make it difficult to stand for long periods of time or to perform other tasks that could raise their blood pressure. Preventing these issues from having major consequences on your quality of life will require the varicose veins to be removed fairly soon after they have formed.

Myth: Treating Varicose Veins Will Always Be Highly Invasive

While varicose veins can be extremely painful, they may not be incisive to remove. In the past, surgical removal may have been the primary method used for removing these veins, and this procedure could be somewhat invasive. However, there are modern treatments that can allow a person to have their varicose veins treated while minimizing the recovery time and discomfort that they will experience. One example of this type of treatment can be using laser therapy to remove the varicose veins. The heat from the lasers can be enough to destroy the varicose vein so that the body can break it down. This is only one of many potential treatments that can be used, and this can make it necessary to have your varicose veins evaluated before you are able to determine the best treatment for removing them.

Myth: It Is Too Expensive To Have Varicose Veins Removed

The costs involved with medical treatments can be enough to cause some people to shy away from treatments that they may assume that they can skip. However, varicose vein treatments are normally covered by insurance if they are causing pain or creating other medical problems for the patient. Reviewing your insurance will give you a better idea of the exact costs that you will have to pay for this procedure once your coverage is applied. This will also allow you to determine whether a medical referral is needed in order for this treatment to be covered under your plan.

For more information about non-invasive treatment of varicose veins, contact a local physician.