Even though it’s winter, it is no excuse to let varicose veins go untreated! We have all seen or experienced varicose veins. Many of us don’t really even think about our veins unless a problem occurs. Some people even let varicose veins go untreated, which is just as bad! Healthy veins in the human body transfer blood to all parts of our bodies and then return it to our heart and lungs so that it can be re-oxygenated. The key to this process is a system of valves. If the valves fail or leak, blood flows in the wrong direction, causing swelling, pain, and distended veins. This results in the development of varicose veins. Many people who suffer from varicose veins do not treat them because they are only aesthetically displeasing. However, this is definitely not good for you. Many people who lead active lifestyles find that their varicose veins do not hurt early in the day, but after being on their feet all day, or being especially active, they find the varicose vein sights to be swollen and painful, often causing them to put their feet up at night to relieve pressure. Not treating veins can most definitely lead to this. The good news is, you don’t have to let it get that bad! At the Reno Vein Clinic, we are dedicated to treating your varicose veins so that you may continue an active and busy lifestyle without the pain associated with varicose veins. They are not something you have to ‘just live with’ anymore. It is important if you suffer from varicose veins to schedule a consultation. Every patient’s treatment at the Reno Vein Clinic is tailored to their specific needs. It’s time you stop feeling uncomfortable and even though it’s winter, ladies, break out those fun cocktail dresses and show off your beautiful legs this season!