Varicose veins can be very embarrassing and uncomfortable, thus it is beneficial to get these veins removed by a professional. At Goldman Vein Institute in Jupiter, Florida, we make sure that your spider veins do not affect the way you live. As it can be very painful, our main mission is to free you from any pain these veins may cause.
What causes varicose veins?
Varicose veins are caused by valves and veins in your legs that become weak and do not work correctly. Valves in your veins work to keep blood flowing from your legs up toward your heart and back again. When these valves do not work as effectively as they should, blood collects in the veins of your legs. The veins become weak, large and twisted, causing pain and discomfort.
Symptoms and diagnosis for varicose veins
There are a number of symptoms of varicose veins which includes twisted, swollen and lumpy veins, blue or purple veins, aching legs, swollen ankles, an itchy sensation around the vein area, as well as restless legs. When diagnosing varicose veins, a Goldman Vein Institute professional in Jupiter will use x-rays or ultrasound to determine how the veins are formed and what they look like.
Risk factors for varicose veins
People that stand for long periods of time throughout the day have a high risk of getting varicose veins as the vessels in your legs do not get enough blood flowing through it continuously. Men and woman over the age of 50 will also have a higher risk of getting varicose veins as this condition tends to be associated with aging. Hormonal changes and obesity can also contribute to the risk of getting varicose veins.
Varicose veins treatments
Sclerotherapy is a form of vein treatment and is done by injecting a solution into the veins that makes the vein collapse. The blood from this vein will then be redirected to healthier veins around the leg. Laser therapy can also be used and is done by sending bursts of light through varicose veins that will cause these veins to collapse and disappear.
How to get rid of varicose veins
You can get rid of varicose veins by wearing a pressure stocking, getting sclerotherapy or laser therapy.
Do varicose veins cause blood clots?
Yes, varicose veins can cause blood clots as blood is blocked in the vein and cannot effectively be pumped into the rest of the body.
What type of doctor should I see about varicose veins?
A vascular surgeon and a vein specialist will be able to help you get rid of varicose veins.
What sort of tests do I need if I have varicose veins?
You will be asked to undergo tests such as x-rays and ultrasounds in order to see how the veins are formed in the legs.
What are the risks of treatment?
Although a very low-risk procedure, there are a few minor but rare case risks which include infection at the incision sites, heavy bleeding, blood clots, bruising or scarring as well as nerve injury.
There is no need to continue wearing long pants during the summer if you are suffering from varicose veins or spider veins. At Goldman Vein Institute, we will ensure that your legs look healthy in no time!
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