Varicose veins are a symptom of a serious condition known as chronic venous hypertension or high blood pressure within the veins. Continuously elevated blood pressure in the veins damages the valves in vessels and weakens the vein walls permanently. In addition to the swelling, pain, heaviness, fatigue, and other symptoms that are often associated with this condition, it can also lead to other risks such as the development of leg ulcers or blood clots.
In order to pump blood throughout your body, the entire cardiovascular system must function in concert. Therefore, when one part of the system doesn’t function correctly, it requires the whole system to have to compensate.
Additionally, specialist vein doctors report that if left untreated, varicose veins can sometimes cause high blood pressure or can even cause a sudden serious drop in blood pressure known as orthostatic hypotension. This drop in blood pressure when going from lying flat to a standing position may be partially due to the pooling of blood in varicose leg veins.
To help alleviate uncomfortable or painful symptoms and to avoid further risks and other complications, treatment is available for those who are experiencing varicose or spider veins. For people who would like a non-surgical option, there are two highly-effective treatments to consider, endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy for varicose veins. A varicose vein specialist can provide information and guidance as to which therapy might be best for you.
These gentle yet highly-effective procedures take only about minutes per leg to do and require 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 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.
If you would like more information regarding healthy blood pressure and varicose veins or laser surgery for varicose veins and spider 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.