A NYC vein doctor reveals, what can happen if vein disease left untreated.


Vein disease treatment may not seem all that important to most people. After all, aren’t varicose veins and spider veins merely cosmetic problems? Read on to find out how important vein disease treatment actually is, and what life might be like if there were no treatments for varicose veins available.

What should Manhattan residents know about the causes and symptoms of vein disease?

Vein disease is the result of a variety of risk factors, including hereditary predisposition in combination with the factors we acquire during our lives. Some examples include habitual prolonged standing or heavy lifting, increased body weight, prolonged immobility, as well as many others. All of these risk factors place extra stress on the circulatory system, and can lead to the weakening of our vein walls and valves. Weak vein walls and valves are less able to efficiently propel blood up the legs and back to our hearts, which can lead to pooling of the blood in our legs and feet. This pooling leads to many symptoms, including development of varicose and spider veins.

What are the consequences of the untreated vein disease?

Far more than just a cosmetic problem, varicose veins are merely one of the symptoms of one of disorders of venous circulation. Many diseases of the veins do not have symptoms so easily visible. Absence of varicose veins or any other obvious sins does not preclude presence of profound abnormalities in venous circulation. The unavoidable consequences of untreated vein disease include development of multiple complications, some of which are trophic ulcers, blood clots (thrombophlebitis and deep vein thrombosis), infections, bleeding and even formation of skin malignancies. In turn, deep vein thrombosis leads to so-called “pulmonary embolism”, a condition during which blood clots break free from the original one, travel to the lungs and block pulmonary arteries. Even in absence of complications, people with vein disease suffer from heaviness, tiredness, weakness, aches, discomfort, pain, swelling, restless leg syndrome, leg cramps, difficulties walking or standing for prolonged periods, as well as many others.

As you can see, life without vein disease treatment in Manhattan could not only slow you down, it could even be dangerous. Fortunately, we live in a world that most definitely has effective NYC varicose vein treatments. Sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy and endovenous LASER therapy (EVLT), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), photo-coagulation and many others are all minimally invasive therapies that are safe and effective. Even better, they are performed in your vein specialist’s office with no need to go to a hospital. There is no pain, and the results are permanent.

You can get rid of varicose veins and be on your way with no need for recovery, no physical limitations, no scars and no pain. That’s a lovely world to live in, indeed! To find out more about vein disease treatments or general information about vein health, please call us at (212) 575-8346. We look forward to meeting you.

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