Varicose Vein

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Varicose Veins

 

What are varicose veins? They are unsightly "ropey" veins which are typically under diagnosed and under treated. They are commonly seen in the legs because of the increased amount of pressure we experience in our legs when standing and sitting. Sadly varicose veins get worse without care.

 

Why do veins become varicose? Your veins are filled with tiny valves that work together with your calf pump to return blood to the heart and lungs. When the valves malfunction, the pressure builds and the veins get stretched. This leads to vein disease. When the veins are large enough to be seen or felt, they are known as varicose veins.

 

What are the symptoms that accompany varicose veins? Some people have no symptoms; others experience swelling, pain, cramping, heaviness, fatigue, itching, restless leg syndrome, and burning. In severe cases, varicose veins may cause skin changes, ankle discoloration, and skin ulcerations.

 

For a deeper look at how blood, veins and valves work and to see how varicose veins develop visit the Vein Education Page-How Veins Work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Did I Develop Varicose Veins?

There are several contributing factors...

  1. Heredity
    Genetics is the number one factor associated with developing vein problems.
  2. Gender
    Women are more likely than men to suffer from varicose veins.
  3. Pregnancy
    The risks increase with each pregnancy due to increased hormones and blood levels.
  4. Activity or occupation
    Sitting or standing occupations increase the risks of varicose veins.
  5. Aging
    The older we get the more likely we are to develop varicose veins.
  6. Obesity
    Extra weight can create extra pressure on our veins and even block some of our blood flow.
  7. Injury
    A kick from a horse, a smack from a bat or ball, or simply colliding with a hard object like a coffee table or the corner of a dishwasher, any trauma to the leg can lead to varicose veins.

 

 

Treatment For Varicose Veins

Dr. Sellers knows that his patients are looking for a simple, proven, and affordable treatment for their varicose veins. His goal is to provide that and more in the comfort of a friendly out-patient setting.

 

Dr. Sellers offers Conservative Care advice and other safe and proven minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins that are completed under a gentle local anesthesia with a mild oral sedation when needed, including Endovenous Therapy (Laser or Radiofrequency), Ambulatory Phlebectomy, and Sclerotherapy for bulging Varicose Veins. These treatments meet the requirements for quick recovery, minimal pain, and little to no scarring or down time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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