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Cryo Therapy and Varicose Veins

Cryotherapy is a well-known medical treatment that involves the use of freezing temperatures to treat various conditions. One of the conditions that Cryotherapy has been shown to be effective in treating is varicose veins, a common problem for many people.

Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins that can appear on the legs and feet, as a result of the accumulation of blood in the veins. They are often easily noticeable, painful and can cause discomfort, particularly when you spend a lot of time standing.

Cryotherapy, or more specifically, the use of cold compression therapy, has been shown to help reduce varicose veins. It works by applying a cold compress to the affected area, which helps to constrict the blood vessels. This constriction prevents blood from flowing into the veins and, in turn, reduces the swelling.

The procedure is quite simple and painless. A specialized machine is used to spray liquid nitrous oxide onto the affected areas. The extreme cold temperatures from the liquid nitrogen and nitrous oxide penetrate the skin and muscle tissues to the affected vein. The freezing temperatures cause the vein to shrink and ultimately die, leaving the body to naturally reabsorb the tissue.

The effectiveness of Cryotherapy has been demonstrated in studies that have shown a significant reduction in the size and severity of varicose veins following treatment. In addition, patients report experiencing less pain and discomfort as well as improved aesthetic appearance.

It is important to acknowledge, however, that Cryotherapy should not be considered a long-term solution for people with varicose veins. Lifestyle changes such as an active lifestyle, loss of excess weight, and a healthy diet are essential in preventing the recurrence of varicose veins.

If you suffer from varicose veins, speak to a doctor to find out if Cryotherapy may be a potentially effective treatment option for you.

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