Varicose veins are diagnosed as veins that have exposed themselves just under the top layer of skin as a result of swelling and twisting. They are unsightly given that they are routinely bright blue in color and form in the legs where they can be seen during summer months when shorter clothes are worn.
Varicose Veins – The Dangers
While in the majority of cases varicose veins do not present any medical danger to you, it is always a good idea that you have them checked regularly by your general physician, particularly if they become sore, painful or achy.
What Treatment is Available?
There have been a lot of changes in terms of treatment for varicose veins. While changes to lifestyle can prevent further veins from forming, once you have them, you may elect to seek medical intervention to have them removed from a provider at Vein Specialty Medical Clinic.
The changes referred to earlier, have predominantly moved from the older stripping type surgery where varicose veins are cut and tied. These days there are far less invasive treatments available. Varicose veins surgery such as Endovenous Laser Ablation. This treatment provided by Vein Specialty Medical Clinic is scar-free.
Let’s Discuss Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endovenous Laser Ablation is a straightforward but highly effective treatment for varicose veins. This varicose veins surgery is undertaken in a surgeon’s clinic and does not require any form of general anesthetic. Specifically, the treatment involves inserting a fine catheter into each vein and as the catheter is pulled out of the vein, a laser is projected to the vein.
There are few side or after effects and patients, report an almost 100% success rate in the removal of the veins that were once prominent on their legs.
Choosing a Physician
If you are looking for a Physician to treat your varicose veins, then you will want to look for a professional who has many years of experience in this field. Preferably you will want to use the services of a physician who offers a number of different treatments, so that upon consulting with you and viewing your varicose veins, they can prescribe the most appropriate course of varicose veins surgery. There is after all, no “one size fits all”!
While, in most cases, varicose veins are not medically dangerous, they are a reflection of a change in the way that your blood is moving through your body. Accordingly, you will want to monitor them for changes, and talk regularly with your physician about them if they are causing you concern (pain, swelling etc.), so that you can seek a referral to a specialist. Seeking a specialist’s advice will help you to manage and treat them in the most effective way.