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I'm a 32-year-old male with a family history of varicose veins and a recent diagnosis of superficial and deep varicose veins. I've purchased compression socks and have no problem wearing them, but I do want to start working out heavily, either with strength training, endurance training, or aggressive static, start/stop training. My venous specialist recently recommended VenaSeal. I'm considering it, but I wonder if I'm jumping the gun.
A more accurate description is deep and superficial venous insufficiency. If you have large varicose veins, I would consider treatment of the underlying problem vein as long as it is part of the saphenous system (also known as the superficial system of veins).
VenaSeal in the USA is currently only covered by Medicare (at least in Florida) so my inclination would be to consider a thermal closure technique to seal the underlying vein feeding the varicose veins.
It all depends on how much you are bothered by your symptoms and how extensive your varicose veins are.
Published on Jul 11, 2012