Unlike other animals, humans are fully aware of their own eventual mortality by the time they are teenagers. This consciousness of inescapable death gives rise to expressions like, “You only live once!” and “Live life to the fullest!” This philosophy has multiple consequences to those who are prone to varicose veins and the medical or cosmetic need for varicose vein treatment. These consequences essentially fall into two broad categories:
1. Indulgent Lifestyle
2. Yearning For Youthfulness
Let’s explore each of these categories in more depth.
Indulgent Lifestyle Can Lead To Varicose Veins and the Need For Varicose Vein Treatment
Since the 1950s, post World War II, there has been an ongoing trend for Americans to live an ever increasing indulgent lifestyle. In the 1930s and 1940s, if you went to a restaurant, you would usually be served a plate lunch or dinner with reasonable portions. Now, the most popular restaurants tend to be places that feature an all you can eat buffet, giant size portions, or endless bread sticks, chips or other “appetizers.” Stores like Cosco encourage Americans to buy jumbo sized packages of food, including high calorie low nutrient food. School cafeterias have increasingly concentrated on serving what kids will eat, not what kids SHOULD eat. The snack selections at the grocery stores have exploded in variety and quantity. Visit the main artery of almost any American city and you’ll find a row of fast food restaurants.
What has all this led to? Obesity rates have skyrocketed in the United States since the 1950s! It used to be a rare event to see a kid who was truly obese. Chubby yes, but not obese. Now, childhood obesity is quite common. Visitors from other countries take notice and offer commentary on the situation, but unfortunately, their own countries are now often seeing a rise in obesity too. By the time Americans reach their late twenties or thirties, many, if not most, are overweight or worse. Diagnoses for major obesity related diseases come earlier and earlier.
Being overweight or obese has many health consequences, not least among them, varicose veins and related diseases. As obesity has risen, the medical need for varicose vein treatment has risen in direct proportion. Extra weight puts a lot more strain on veins and causes vein valves to wear out faster. Being overweight causes blood to pool in veins at a higher level as well. Obesity tends to make people less active too because exercising, or just pursuing a more active lifestyle, is made more difficult if you are obese. All of this leads to great degrees of varicose veins.
So, the next time you’re at the food buffet, and you’re tempted to say “You only live once,” while you’re going back for your third helping, you may want to pause for a moment and consider the health consequences. Is it actually worth it?
Our Natural Yearning For Youthfulness Can Lead To The Desire to Look Sexy and Varicose Vein Treatment
“Live life to the fullest” is a mantra for many people. They may love to travel, love to hike, love to meet people, love to dance, love to go to the beach, love to have fun, etc, etc. This type of social active lifestyle can lead to a desire to look your best. As you get older, you may even yearn for your youth and wish you had that sexy body you once had. It’s only human to think this way and have these recurring feelings. After all, unlike other animals, you’ve known since you were a teenager that people grow old, slow down, lose their physical beauty, and eventually die. You’re just dealing with that knowledge in the best way you can.
For the reasons above, it is only natural that some people seek varicose vein treatment for aesthetic (cosmetic) reasons. It’s also true that some people who need varicose vein treatment for medical reasons would like to “kill two birds with one stone” and also make themselves look younger and sexier again! Thus, the motivations for many people who seek varicose vein treatment can be as complicated as people wanting to lose weight. Yes, you want to feel good and be healthy but you may also have that burning desire to look better too.
Metro Vein Centers In Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Texas
Regardless of how you arrived at your decision to seek varicose vein treatment, it is very important to seek treatment from doctors and technicians who perform this type of treatment on a routine basis. This will greatly reduce your chance for complications and will ensure you get the best treatment possible for your specific situation. For example, you’ll want to have a full treatment plan that will include making sure you reduce the chance that your varicose veins come back. You’ll also want to understand better what your insurance will cover. For those of you afraid of pain, you may want to ask, “Which treatment will cause less pain?” Metro Vein Centers has among the most experienced vein doctors in the country who all keep up with the latest technology for varicose vein treatment. You can set up a free consultation through the online form on their website or by calling them directly.