Why Treat Varicose Veins?
With currently over 40 million people suffering from varicose veins in the United States, it is a common disease that we are all likely to see or have. It also doesn’t affect everyone to the same degree. You may be fortunate enough to experience minor side effects of varicose veins, but some people suffer more and need treatment.
Varicose veins can present more severe symptoms, including pain, discomfort, skin ulcers and discoloration in your legs. That’s why we, at Vanishing Vein Northwest, are here to help you understand what’s happening. We offer lifestyle tips and treatment options to help you cope with the issue. Here’s what you should know.
What Are the Causes of Varicose Veins?
The root cause of varicose veins is damaged or weak veins, which allow your blood to flow backwards. The blood doesn’t circulate like it normally would. Your condition might worsen or become more uncomfortable when you’ve been walking or standing for prolonged periods of time.
When your blood pools in the veins of your legs, you may notice what appear like twisted or purplish-blue cords. As your symptoms continue, you may experience pain, aching or burning, and itching. In worsening scenarios, you might experience a feeling of heaviness, with swelling, cramping, burning, or even throbbing.
What Are Risk Factors of Varicose Veins?
Age, gender, job type and function, obesity, and even family history can contribute to your varicose veins. With the increase in blood flow and hormonal changes during pregnancy, you’re more likely to experience enlarged veins, swelling, and poor circulation, which can contribute to worsening varicose veins, particularly if you stand or sit for long periods of time.
Even with your risk factors, you can still mitigate the effects of your varicose veins by watching your diet, exercising, managing your weight and blood pressure, avoiding high heels, and elevating your legs when needed. You should be aware of how much you are standing or sitting. Listen to your body and allow yourself to relax when you require it the most.
Why Would You Need To Treat Your Varicose Veins?
Complications like ulcers, bleeding issues, and blood clots (thrombophlebitis) can be linked with varicose veins. When you experience more severe issues, you should seek out medical attention right away. We’re also here to discuss treatment options that will help you avoid these more serious complications.
Here’s a quick overview of the options we offer for vein treatment to treat varicose veins
- Foam Sclerotherapy:We inject foam into your leg vein. The treatment effectively causes your veins to scar. You should experience immediate relief with this safe procedure.
- Endovenous Thermal Ablation: We shrink the vein. The treatment effectively diverts your blood flow. You should experience a quick recovery with immediate relief and no visible scarring.
- Micro Ambulatory Phlebectomy: We safely remove parts of the vein. Then we apply a compression wrap. You should experience a quick recovery.
Our goal is to deliver the treatments that will bring you immediate relief for your varicose veins. We’re committed to your comfort as well as your optimal wellness and health.
Next Step: Consult with Vanishing Vein Northwest
Our goal is to help you understand when it’s the right time to treat your varicose veins. We will consult with you about all the options with vein treatments being just one of the solutions.
We will discuss your medical history, your family’s history, and explore the affordable options that treat your varicose veins. We’re just a quick phone call away with tips, ideas, and suggestions about how to mitigate the uncomfortable side effects of your varicose veins.
Call us at 425-277-8346 (VEIN) to Schedule Your Appointment Today!