According to recent research, 50 to 55% of women and 40 to 45% of men in the United States suffer from some type of vein disease. Varicose vein problems are most commonly seen in people 50 years and older. The affected vein typically can be found on the thighs, inside the legs and back of the calves. The causes of Varicose Veins can be heredity, child birth, obesity and lifestyle. Varicose Veins develops as a progressive disease and may have symptoms like pain, itching, swelling, burning, leg heaviness or tiredness and skin discoloration or may have no symptoms. One of the key issues with Varicose Veins is even a minor trauma can cause a Varicose Vein to burst and bleed causing blood pooling in the affected area. If these symptoms become chronic they can lead to skin ulceration.
Painful Varicose Veins are caused by a condition called Phelbitis, where a blood clot is formed in a superficial vein causing pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in the affected area. Whereas deep vein thrombosis is a condition where a blood clot is formed inside a deep vein within your leg. Every year about half a million Americans suffer from deep vein thrombosis and up to 100,000 die due to this condition. The danger is that part of the clot can break off and travel through your bloodstream. It could get stuck in your legs and block blood flow, causing organ damage or even death.
To protect yourself from the risk of developing serious complications caused by Varicose Veins it is very important to understand that what you see on the surface of your leg is not always the best representative of the underlying condition. At USA Vein Clinics our Vascular Specialists use ultrasound technology to achieve an accurate vein diagnosis and use the gold standard in vein care called Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) during which laser energy is delivered in to the malfunctioning vein to seal it closed. This procedure is precise, painless and quick. Another minimally invasive and non surgical technique used by our Vascular Specialists at USA Vein Clinics is called Sclerotherapy; an ultrasound guided technique where a precision injection of the sclerosant agent is used to seal shut the diseased vein.
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