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What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are those bulging, twisting veins that often appear on the surface of the skin. They occur when faulty valves inside the veins are no longer able to pump blood from the legs to the heart as efficiently as they once did. This results in blood pooling in the lower leg veins, which can lead to the formation of varicose veins and other vein conditions. Symptoms of Varicose Veins Some varicose veins do not present with any symptoms, creating little more than a cosmetic concern. However, these visible veins may be accompanied by uncomfortable side effects, including:
  • Heaviness or achiness in the legs
  • Leg swelling and cramping
  • Fatigue, particularly after long periods of standing
  • Skin changes and the formation of open sores
Prevalence of Varicose Veins As many as 30 million people in the United States may be suffering from some type of venous condition. Vein disease causes more loss of work than arterial conditions, such as peripheral artery disease. However, only around 1.9 million of those individuals will seek treatment annually for their symptoms. Varicose veins and other vein condition are more common in adults over the age of 40. The normal aging process can contribute to damage of the valves inside the veins that affect blood flow. Other factors that might contribute to the development of vein conditions include:
  • Gender – women are more likely to develop vein conditions than men
  • Heredity – if a family member had a vein condition, you are more likely to as well
  • Weight Gain – increased weight means increased pressure on the lower extremities
  • Hormone Changes – hormone fluctuations can impact vascular health
Treatment of Varicose Veins The good news is there are many innovative treatment options for vein conditions like varicose veins today. While surgery used to be the only choice for removing these veins, today’s treatments are much less invasive and require little or no downtime afterward. With the use of technology like lasers and radiofrequency energy, diseased veins can be eliminated without need for incisions or significant discomfort. Some of the popular treatments for varicose veins today include:
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy
  • Endovenous Ablation
  • Microphlebectomy
  • Compression Stockings
All of these procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis in a physician’s office. Patients experience excellent results with little discomfort and no downtime afterward. If you are bothered by varicose veins or other symptoms of vein disease, contact Specialty Vein Care. Our staff is ready to help you with your condition, offering the most innovative treatment options available. Call and learn more about your choices in treating your unsightly, uncomfortable varicose veins today.

Vein conditions affect more than 30 million people in the United States today. Conditions range from spider veins that are little more than a cosmetic concern, to large, bulging varicose veins and skin sores caused by severe venous insufficiency. Affecting both men and women, successful treatment of vein conditions depends on an accurate diagnosis of the problem and recommendation for the best treatment option. At Specialty Vein Care, we offer the latest diagnostic tools to make a thorough evaluation of your vein condition, as well as a variety of treatment options that are customized for each patient’s specific needs.

Treating vein conditions is a complex process that requires accurate diagnosis of the condition and a variety of options that are customized to each individual patient. At Specialty Vein Care, we provide a wide range of treatment options, including sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation and microphlebectomy. Our team works with each patient to offer a comfortable setting and the latest technology in vein treatment to produce the best possible results.

Treatment for vein conditions can cause anxiety and uncertainty for some patients. At Specialty Vein Care, we understand that patients are not always comfortable with the idea of seeking treatment for vein disease and varicose veins. We strive to make the process as easy as possible for the patient, with education about our various procedures, online forms for easy registration, and information about insurance plans and coverage. Each patient that comes to Specialty Vein Care receives the highest quality of care in a comfortable office setting.