If a doctor told you that you had something wrong with your arteries, the blood vessels carrying good blood away from the heart, and that to avoid more serious consequences you should seek treatment, you\’d listen, right? But interestingly enough, when people notice or are told about the signs of disease in their veins, the equally-important vessels carrying used blood back to the heart, they tend to ignore the problem and not seek treatment. In this article, NYC vein specialist and director of the New York Vein Treatment Center Dr. Lev Khitin explains why this is a bad idea.
How can Manhattan residents find out if they have vein disease?
First, if you suspect that you do, don\’t say what we\’ve heard many say over the years: \”Yes, I have varicose veins, but that\’s not a disease, so I don\’t need treatment, right?\”
Wrong. Varicose veins are not considered a serious medical condition in themselves, but they are the visible signs that something is wrong with your circulatory system, something that needs to be treated. The most common cause of varicose veins is chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI. This means that the tiny valves in your veins are leaking, and failing to pump blood successfully back to your heart. The result is that blood pools up in the veins of your legs, causing them to become distended and turn bluish in color.
While the varicosities might or might not be upsetting from a cosmetic point of view, it is rarely known that CVI is responsible for pain, heaviness, tiredness, difficulties walking or standing for prolonged periods of time, muscle cramps, restless leg syndrome, dark pigmentation, burning, eventually for swelling, trophic ulcers, bleeding, thrombophlebitis and many other symptoms and complications. Often CVI is caused by deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. One of the common complications of DVT is pulmonary embolism, or PE, a condition during which the blood clots are being thrown into the lungs. It is estimated that PE is accountable for over 300,000 deaths per year in the United States only.
In summary, there are many important reasons to take care of your veins and, if you do have varicose veins or any other symptoms of CVI, to immediately seek vein treatment in Manhattan.
No hospitalization is required
The good news is that prevention, evaluation and even treatment of venous disorders are done in the office, not in the hospital, fast, safe, effective, stress- and pain-free, and is as close as your telephone. Oh, by the way, it is covered by a medical insurance. The most effective way to find out about your vein condition and risk of their disease is to call the office of Dr. Lev Khitin at (212) 575-8346 and set up an appointment for a consultation. This way, your NYC vein doctor can will be able to perform necessary evaluation, using tests and studies as needed, and to create individual prophylactic or treatment plan right there in the comfort of the New York Vein Treatment Center offices using state-of-the-art equipment and technologies and devices, operated by a team of dedicated experts in the field of venous disorders diagnosis and therapy. No preparation, hospitalization or recovery is involved.
An NYC vein treatment center venous health screening takes less than an hour. Dr. Khitin will make a diagnosis and explain clearly the results of the evaluation, its implication and options of prophylaxis or treatment if needed. Venous disorder, just like any other circulatory abnormality, is a real disease, and it should be treated: to improve your appearance, to relieve your pain or any other symptoms, to prevent future complications, to optimize your circulation and to improve your life.