If you have varicose veins or spider veins that cause you discomfort, you need to have sclerotherapy for varicose veins in Wellington. The vein specialists at Goldman Vein Institute in Wellington will assist you with the gold standard for treatment that will make your spider veins or varicose veins something of the past.
What causes varicose veins?
Varicose veins are caused by valves and veins in your legs that become weak over time. If he veins in your legs do not work as they should, blood will not be effectively pumped up to your heart. This will cause blood to collect in your legs which will in turn cause your veins to become large, swollen and twisted.
Symptoms and diagnosis for varicose veins
Symptoms of varicose veins may include legs that are sore and aching, legs that feel heavy, veins that may look twisted, swollen and bulgy as well as veins that look dark purple or blue the longer you stand on your legs.
The major risk factor for developing varicose veins is genetics. Hormones, gravity and time play a role as well. As a person becomes older, a bigger risk will occur of falling victim to varicose veins.
Varicose veins treatments
There are a wide variety of treatments available that will eliminate varicose veins which includes wearing gradient compression stockings. Gradient compression stockings can be worn to apply adequate pressure to your legs in order to reduce the inflammatory results of the stagnant blood flow, but do nothing to correct or reverse the issue at hand. Another treatment that can be used is sclerotherapy where a medical professional at Goldman Vein Institute that will laser and/or inject your refluxing veins with a laser fiber or a detergent solution that will ablate the veins, thus, making the blood in your veins redirect to healthier veins.
What are the signs of varicose veins?
There are a number of signs of varicose veins which includes large veins that you can see bulging under the surface of your skin, swelling of your ankles and feet, sore and aching legs, itchy legs as well as cramping in your legs.
Are varicose veins dangerous?
Varicose veins are dangerous. They cannot only cause pain, throbbing, and discomfort, but cause much more serious conditions such as ulcers and sores on the skin, phlebitis, blood clots, lymphedema and bleeding veins.
Should I see a doctor about varicose veins?
It is recommended that you see a doctor about varicose veins at the first sign of symptoms or when you first notice visible veins on your leg.
Can varicose treatment be done during pregnancy?
It is not advised to have varicose treatment during pregnancy as it might cause complications that can be harmful to the baby.
Do men get varicose veins as well?
Yes, men can get varicose veins as well and as they get older, the risk will significantly increase.
Are varicose veins hereditary?
Yes, varicose veins can be hereditary and can become a problem as a person ages.
If you have varicose veins that are causing you a lot of discomfort, you need to come to Goldman Vein Institute in Wellington to have your varicose veins treated.
For more information, do not hesitate to give us a call today.