For many women the idea of menopause may seem familiar and foreign all at the same time. Menopause is a life change that all women go through yet some simply associate it with the idea that their childbearing years are over. Often, the other health implications such as an increase in cardiovascular risks are overlooked. It is imperative to become familiar with the variety of health issues that may occur during menopause including the development of varicose vein in Vernon Hills’ women.
Varicose veins in Vernon Hills residents are not directly isolated to the onset of menopause. In fact, they are a health alignment that affects both men and women. However, in menopausal women, there can be a worsening of this common health complication that warrants a visit to a vein doctor in Vernon Hills.
During menopause, many hormonal changes go on, primarily a decrease in the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone by the ovaries. The hormone reduction women experience during menopause may disrupt hypothalamic function, causing symptoms of hot flashes, loss of bone density and episodes of fatigue or depression.
A lessening of these hormones in the body during menopause can also lead to deterioration in one’s leg health. The hormones estrogen and progesterone are thought to have positive effects on the circulatory system, especially the veins in our legs. Therefore some medical professionals believe the decreased levels of these vital hormones during and after menopause may contribute to the development of varicose veins in Vernon Hills patients.
Preventive measures women can take to reduce varicose vein development include:
- Regular exercise for the legs – walking, running, biking and swimming
- Quitting Smoking
- Keeping the legs and feet elevated when sitting
At Advanced Vein & Laser Centre, we specialize in the treatment of varicose veins in Vernon Hills and the surrounding communities. There are a variety of minimally invasive procedures, such as endovenous laser treatment and sclerotherapy, available to easily and effectively treat varicose veins in Vernon Hills and the greater area. These procedures are performed quickly and painlessly in office, and allow you to immediately return to your daily activities. To rid yourself of the painful symptoms of menopause varicose veins in Vernon Hills,
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