Varicose Veins Treatment

Varicose veins are irregular vessels that could be reddish, purplish or bluish on the legs, arms and even face. These are unsightly vessels which can cause different symptoms and eventually require proper treatments by professional medical practitioners who are familiar with modern nonsurgical treatments for varicose veins.

Spider veins could go any direction with the feeder veins supporting their presence. Hence, a successful varicose veins treatment requires treatment on both the spider veins and the feeder veins with emphasis on varicose veins and sources of venous reflux disease.

Causes and Effects

Varicose veins are unsightly with their large bulges in obvious display on the skin in a zigzag pattern. They are usually caused by an abnormal blood flow in the opposite direction which causes the valves to become incompetent towards the leg vein systems where blood flows abnormally from the bigger deep veins to the smaller veins.

Varicose veins could be caused by:

  • Heredity

  • Abnormally high abdominal/pelvic pressure

  • Higher progesterone levels

  • Prolonged standing

  • Exposure to high levels of Progesterone hormone

  • Multiple pregnancies

Symptoms of varicose veins include:

  • Burning

  • Itching

  • Pain

  • Leg fatigue

  • Heaviness

  • Throbbing

  • Ankle swelling

  • Muscle cramps

  • Ankle open sores

  • Bleeding
    lower calf and/or ankle ulcers that do not heal

Effective Treatments

Different medical practitioners may offer different ways to treat varicose veins as modern technologies offer advanced methods of treatment allowing continued routine activities. Sclerotherapy, in liquid and more effectively in foam form, is one of the rising varicose veins treatment modalities which more medical practitioners are embracing today. In most cases sources of venous reflux have to be treated first by endovenous laser ablation. to laser options although more and more advanced laser machines have been designed but unable to offer better results than sclerotherapy. The key factor in successful outcome of treatments is that correct mapping of reflux sources and paths, which is better be done by the treating physician. Unfortunately only few phlebologists are good vein sonographers at same time.

Not every medical practitioner is able to handle sclerotherapy on treating varicose veins successfully. It could be a challenging medical procedure unless a knowledgeable phlebology physician with the best of experiences handles the treatment procedure for the best of results.

For more information on our Vein Treatment in San Jose, contact Vein Specialty Medical Clinic, Inc. today at (408) 378-3467.

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