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The Effects of Florida Heat on Our Vein and Leg Health

The National Centers for Environmental Information in Florida has announced that the first four months of 2017 poses a risk for vein and leg health. The heat of summer can cause a wide variety of vein conditions such as spider veins and varicose veins.

In fact, the sun can actually cause the formation of spider veins by deteriorating collagen and blood vessels near the skin’s surface. Although the sun is not a factor in the development of varicose veins, heat often worsens symptoms.

Varicose vein specialist doctors note that heat causes veins to dilate, and as the veins fill with blood, they swell. This is the body’s attempt to bring blood closer to the skin to assist in cooling it. However, people who have varicose veins can experience considerable pain or discomfort due to this swelling. In addition, due to the increased visibility of these veins many people feel uncomfortable wearing clothing that exposes these unsightly varicose veins during the hot summer months.

Treatment for your varicose veins

Staying cool and hydrated, along with wearing compression stockings and keeping legs elevated can help to alleviate symptoms temporarily. However, specialist vein doctors can offer the best treatment for spider veins and varicose veins. Here are two of the best highly-effective, non-surgical treatment options to consider.

  • Spider Vein Treatment by Endovenous Laser Ablation – With this laser treatment for spider veins, after a local anesthesia is administered, a varicose vein specialist introduces a small catheter into the vein with ultrasound guidance. This is followed by a small laser fiber, which delivers gentle laser energy, causing the vein to close.   The procedure takes only about 10 minutes to do and requires no hospitalization or surgery center.
  • Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins – During this procedure, a varicose vein specialist uses a tiny needle to introduce an FDA-approved sclerosant into the vein, drops at a time. This gentle, yet effective medication causes the vein to collapse and close. Over time, the closed vein gets absorbed by the body and disappears. The sessions are typically completed in the office, within 20 minutes per leg.

Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

Let the specialist vein doctors at Goldman Vein Institute treat your veins

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter, Wellington, and West Palm Beach Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

If you would like more information regarding vein and leg health, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our three convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853, Wellington 561-790-4550, or West Palm Beach 561-429-8236, or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

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