We advise to our patients to start with changing their lifestyles: avoid situations that provoke varicose vein development, to arrange their day, to think about finding time every hour or every hour and a half to move, arrange the day accordingly to this. We, doctors, believe that activity is better than any procedure, because physical activities help the patient gain health.
Another important factor is wearing prophylactic compression socks. A lot of people that we have advised to wear these socks are very thankful and tell us: legs aren’t so heavy anymore and at the end of the day are not swollen. It is very important, because chronic swelling is very dangerous, because it can develop changes in superficial layers of skin, which cannot be treated. Prophylactic is much more effective than treatment applied too late.