Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Best Candidates for Varicose Vein Surgery

Whether your varicose veins are painful or just unsightly, there’s a good chance that you would like to get rid of them. Varicose vein surgery is one of the best ways to get rid of varicose veins and most surgeries will be able to get rid of them permanently. However, not everyone will be able to get surgery because not everyone is a candidate for doing so. If you would like to receive varicose vein surgery you first need to find out whether or not you are a candidate for it. Below are a few of the factors you will need to consider before applying to receive varicose vein surgery.

Medical History
One of the first things that you and your doctor need to consider before you are able to get surgery for your varicose veins is whether or not you are a good candidate based on your medical history. There are some people who should opt not to have surgery based on past medical issues. Only your doctor will be able to tell you for sure whether or not your own medical history excludes you from getting surgery. When your doctor is examining your medical history it is important that you provide them with all of the information needed. This means that they should have access to your medical charts and should speak with you directly about any of the medical issues you have had in the past which could affect the outcome of your surgery. If your doctor does not talk to you about these things you may need to find one who will.

Current Health
If you have current medical issues other than your varicose veins you need to bring them up to your health care provider. You may not think that these issues will affect your surgery however your doctor is really the best person to make the determination. In addition to current health problems you may be experiencing, you should always let your doctors know whether or not you are taking any type of medication. Medication is a topic that few of us think about often, however if you are a candidate for surgery your current medication may or may not exclude you from it so it is important to let your doctor know.

Lastly, you need to decide what your expectations are from the surgery before you ever have it done. There are some surgeries and treatments that work better than others. Additionally, some treatments need to be performed more than once for them to work. Try to get a good idea of what your expectations are so that when you talk to your doctor about what treatments are right for you it will help you decide whether or not you truly think the chosen treatment will reach your expectation level. In addition, it is always a good idea to remember that each treatment may leave you with different recovery times and pain levels. If you have a full-time job or if you simply are not ready to deal with the pain of recovery then you may need to choose a different treatment than you originally had in mind.

Deciding to get varicose vein surgery is not a decision that should be taken lightly. There are many factors which will decide whether or not you are a candidate for surgery, and one of the most important things to remember is that you want to take the time to think about these factors before you ever set foot inside a treatment room.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 8:47 PM


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