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Many people on Long Island suffer from the existence of varicose veins. These can be painful, uncomfortable, and unsightly. Although varicose veins can cause many health issues to Long Island women and men, there is hope for all at the Varicose Vein Center. In this article, we will share with you everything you need to know about varicose vein removal, diagnosis, treatment, and more.
What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are veins that usually appear as a result of an odd or abnormal blood flow. The veins in a person’s body are meant to bring blood from tissues to the lungs and the heart to get oxygen. Sometimes, blood can flow in the wrong direction. This is most often true in people’s legs because the blood flow is fighting gravity. When this happens,a large, painful, and unattractive appearance forms in the result of a varicose vein. As time goes on, varicose veins tend to further develop and get worse.
Is Everyone Likely to Get Varicose Veins?
Typically, women are usually more likely to get varicose veins then men are. Women who have had more than one child tend to be most at risk. Genetics in varicose vein development are also a factor. If you are a woman who’s mother or grandmother have suffered from varicose veins, then the chances are good that you may get them as well. However, there are other factors that may lead to the development of varicose veins. Most often age and being overweight are two of the most common attributes of people with varicose veins.
Is There a Way to Diagnose Varicose Veins?
The formation of varicose veins are fairly easy to determine. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your legs, and you notice the appearance of protruding or thick veins, you may have varicose veins. However, other conditions may be the result of such symptoms. If you think you may have developed varicose veins, it would be best for you to call the Varicose Vein Center and book an appointment with us. On our initial consultation we will be able to ascertain whether your condition is varicose veins or something else that may be less common.
How Can Varicose Veins be Prevented?
There are some remedies that help in the prevention of varicose veins. One of the most popular is compression stockings. Compression stockings are socks that fit loosely at the feet but fit closely at the leg and the ankle. This level of compression aids in preventing the person’s blood from flowing in the wrong direction. There is no guarantee that compression stockings will prevent varicose veins from forming, but they can certainly help reduce the risk.Another way to help prevent varicose veins from forming is to maintain a healthy weight. It has been proven that overweight people tend to be more at risk of developing varicose veins. If you would like to prevent varicose veins from forming, you should be mindful of keeping your weight at the level that is healthiest for you. A healthy diet, and plenty of exercise is key to helping keep varicose veins from forming.
Can Varicose Veins Cause Any Other Health Issues?
Although varicose veins are unsightly, they are not just an issue of aesthetics. The appearance of varicose veins do cause many people to feel insecure, but there are health conditions related to them as well. Varicose veins can be very uncomfortable and mildly painful as well. Many people say that they will endure throbbing pains from their varicose veins, as well as itching in the area surrounding the vein. People may also develop swelling of the legs if they have varicose veins. The most severe cases include an appearance of wounds around the ankle. These wounds typically take a long time to heal because there has been a change in blood flow. It is also not uncommon that blood clots form in varicose veins. The blood clots that develop in varicose veins are not usually like the clots that travel to the lungs and the heart. The clots that develop in varicose veins usually result in a reaction that is painful and inflammatory, but not usually critical
Are There any Methods of Varicose Vein Treatment?
There are many different kinds of varicose vein treatment, or spider vein treatment, available on Long Island. Many of the treatments that are associated with varicose vein removal, or vein removal, are usually very standard outpatient procedures. Some of the most popular methods of varicose vein treatment and Long Island varicose vein removal are:
- Compression stockings: As stated earlier, these socks are a great way to practice varicose vein prevention. They can also be effective in dealing with the varicose vein treatment. However, many people describe wearing compression stockings as uncomfortable or even slightly painful.
- Thermal or laser ablation: Thermal or laser ablation is a relatively noninvasive procedure that helps people who have large and symptomatic varicose veins. This treatment is very helpful to people who are concerned about forming blood clots in their varicose veins. Thermal ablation is also effective in mitigating the symptoms of insufficient veins.
- Varicose vein removal, or phlebectomy: This is one of the surest ways of how to get rid of varicose veins. Long Island varicose vein removal is a minimally invasive procedure that removes the varicose vein from the patient. Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a small scalpel or needle to remove varicose veins that lie just beneath the surface of the leg.
- Sclerotherapy: This is a form of varicose vein removal that involves getting an injection that will make the varicose veins disappear. There are many options to explore in order to prevent or remove varicose veins. Please see our services page for all Long Island varicose vein removal options that may be right for you.
What Can I Expect From Varicose Vein Removal Treatment?
One of the best things about Long Island varicose vein removal treatments is that they are all generally minimally invasive. The incisions that are made are quite small which leaves the patient with little downtime. Usually a patient that is coming in for varicose vein removal on Long Island is able to leave the facility about a half an hour after their procedure is performed. It is advisable that they do take about two weeks of rest after a varicose vein removal procedure. Some general discomfort may be present for the patient during this time. The pain or discomfort that a patient may experience after a procedure can usually be alleviated with over the counter pain treatment like ibuprofen.
Is Varicose Vein Removal Right for Me?
This is a question each client needs to ask themselves and decide on their own. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort from the presence of varicose veins, you may want to consider coming to the Varicose Vein Center for an evaluation. Our team is here for you to help you decide if varicose vein removal is the right step for you to take. We offer a wide range of treatment options that can help you alleviate the discomfort of varicose veins. If the pain or discomfort is interfering with your day to day abilities, give us a call and we will gladly book an appointment for you anytime.