In the U.S. one-third of those over the age of 45 have some sort of vein disease. The early symptoms of vein disease may seem inconsequential, but they can develop into more serious risks or even become life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated. Being aware of the symptoms of vein disease and seeing a vein specialist doctor early on when symptoms first appear could help to avoid more serious complications.
Veins carry blood from the various areas of the body back to the heart. When they become diseased or abnormal, varicose veins or spider veins can appear along with a variety of symptoms including aching, painful, tired, heavy feeling, or swollen legs. Other vein disease symptoms may be experienced on the legs as itching, numbness or darkening of the skin.
High pressure in these veins can stretch and weaken the walls and may rupture resulting in varicose veins bleeding into the surrounding tissues or even through the surface of the skin. Additionally, skin changes and ulcers can occur as a result, or even life-threatening blood clots that can make their way to the lungs.
Fortunately, there’s help available for treating varicose veins. Modern laser surgery for varicose veins includes two highly-effective treatments including endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy. These gentle treatments can be completed in just minutes per leg requires no hospitalization or surgery center.
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 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.
If you would like more information regarding the symptoms of vein disease or laser surgery for varicose veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:
Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.
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 and Wellington 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.