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Varicose Veins and Fashion: 3 Things You Should Know

fashionable womanVaricose veins are more than just a cosmetic issue; they often cause pain, discomfort, and other complications that can disrupt your life. But did you know that sometimes the latest trends in fashion can have adverse effects on your varicose veins and the way they make you feel? Here are three items of clothing that may aggravate the symptoms of your varicose veins.

1. Skinny Jeans

Some pairs of skinny jeans, depending on the brand, size, or style, are extra tight and they can make varicose and spider veins feel worse because they reduce blood circulation in your legs. They can aggravate the pain, itchiness, and swelling of the veins and make it uncomfortable to sit or stand in certain positions. If you don’t want to deal with these symptoms, ditching the skinny jeans for a pair of flared jeans may be a good idea.

2. Leggings

Some leggings, especially those that are soft and looser than normal, can be extra comfortable to wear. However, leggings made of a certain material may make varicose veins itchier than normal. Our advice? Ditch leggings for a pair of compression stockings instead. Compression stockings can help stimulate circulation without the itchy materials.

3. High Heels

What we wear on our feet can actually have a dramatic effect on varicose veins, especially if the shoe is uncomfortable. High heels, shoes that are too tight, and so on can affect you because they change the way you walk, aggravating your varicose veins. While they don’t cause new spider or varicose veins to form, they can irritate ones that already have.

4. Girdles

Girdles can also restrict blood circulation, irritating varicose veins and increasing your chances to develop more. It’s probably in your best interest to skip this fashion trend.

Should You Get Vein Treatment?

If you suffer from varicose veins, vein treatment can help. There are numerous vein treatments available that can help eliminate the varicose veins you already have and prevent new ones from forming. Plus, without varicose veins, you can wear what you want and not have to worry about feeling uncomfortable.

Vein Treatment at Physician’s Vascular Services

Physician’s Vascular Services offers various vein treatment plans that can help to reduce the appearance and symptoms of spider and varicose veins. Call us today to learn more about the available treatments and to see which would be the best fit for you.


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