Varicose veins are swollen and twisted veins that sometimes can be seen under the skin. The symptoms of varicose veins are painful and can affect your quality of life. Most people suffering from varicose veins have hard times getting a good night sleep due to restless legs which worsens at night. Some people have a feeling of tiredness and heaviness in the legs which causes fatigue making it difficult for them to walk or stand for long hours. Some people avoid wearing clothes that reveal their legs due to non-healing ulcers and skin discoloration.
Your veins have one-way valves that keep blood flowing toward your heart. If the valves are weak or damaged, blood can back up and pool in your veins. This causes the vein to swell, which can lead to varicose veins.
There is a common misconception that exercising, elevating your legs when resting, and crossing them when sitting can help keep varicose veins from getting worse. These tips can always be followed but they are not a solution to treat varicose veins. Once the valves in the veins become dysfunctional the only solution is to get the diseased veins treated.
Our minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments at USA Vein Clinics are highly effective for varicose vein s. The procedure that we offer is Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) in which laser energy is used to seal the diseased veins and healthy vein take over blood flow immediately. This treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure and patients can resume normal activities immediately after the treatment.
Today is Friday and it is time to relax and have some fun. It might be a good idea to meet friends, go for dancing with your special someone or enjoy dining out with your family. If you are suffering from the symptoms of venous insufficiency such as painful varicose veins, leg pain or cramps, leg swelling or heaviness, restless legs, itching or burning or skin discoloration call (888) 628 9389 to schedule a consultation with our vein specialists.
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