Spring is the time to have fun. It’s the time to show off your legs and look your best whether it’s a family picnic or a fun outdoor event. If you are planning to enjoy this spring to the fullest varicose veins can be bad news! Unsightly varicose veins appear as swollen, bulging, twisted and can be bluish or purplish in color. These diseased veins are caused due to dysfunctional valves in the veins that affect blood circulation. There are certain risk factors that contribute to the development of varicose veins such as age, sex, family history, obesity and standing or sitting for longer periods.
If you want to make sure varicose veins aren’t taking away spring fun look for the tell tale signs of these unsightly veins. Common varicose veins symptoms include heaviness in the legs, swelling, throbbing, restless legs, fatigue and tiredness. Overtime, the increased pressure in the vein leads to inflammation of the vein wall. This can cause itching over the affected varicose veins. This pressure can also cause damage to the tissues surrounding the areas of highest pressure and can lead to skin discoloration, thickening and hardening of the skin.
At USA Vein Clinics we treat varicose ways we offer minimally invasive and non-surgical treatment for varicose veins: Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT). The treatment takes 15-20 and the patient can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. A lot of our patient provides us with great feedback after an EVLT procedure.
One of our patient shares; “I feel a dramatic change in my leg. Life with varicose veins was painful and I was always in pain. I couldn’t sleep at night due to leg pain and my job required me to stand for longtime which only made things worst. After treatment I started noticing the difference the same week. I am so excited to wear my dresses, shorts and capris during the summer.”
If varicose veins are left untreated they can lead to even more serious complications such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) caused by blood pooling rather than circulating normally. According to the American Heart Association, up to 2 million Americans are affected annually by DVT. A national survey sponsored by the American Public Health Association shows that 74% Americans have little or no awareness of DVT.
If you are suffering from some of the symptoms of varicose veins don’t wait. Call (888) 628 9389 to schedule a consultation with one of our leading vascular specialists so we can prepare you for a healthy spring and summer.