Many people think presence of varicose veins is just a cosmetic issue, so they delay visiting a spider vein specialist or varicose vein center even after they’ve developed bulging vein problems. However, vein disease is a symptom of an underlying medical problem that, if left untreated, can have some pretty serious consequences.
What are the possible consequences of varicose veins for New York City patients?
Varicose veins are a symptom of venous insufficiency, which refers to a reduced ability of your veins to adequately transport blood back to your heart. When the vein walls and valves weaken over time, due to age, genetics, or too much stress placed on the circulatory system, the blood may pool in those veins and cause the swelling and other symptoms, including pain, muscle cramps, heaviness, tiredness, weakness, varicose and spider veins. Untreated venous insufficiency can become complicated by infection, bleeding, formation of trophic ulcers leading eventually to development of skin cancer. Another complication of venous insufficiency is thrombophlebitis, meaning formation of blood clots “thrombo” simultaneously with development of acute inflammation of the affected vein “phlebitis”.
Can I prevent complications of vein diseases?
Some risk factors of venous insufficiency are not-controllable, such genetics predisposition. There are, however, multiple controllable, also called “modifiable” factors. Some of them are increased weight, prolonged standing or even prolonged sitting, habitual heavy lifting, sedentary life style and many others. The above risk factors can be reduced or even eliminated by variety of means, including different weight management programs, involving dietary modifications and exercise programs, as well as multitude of life style modifications.
Can I treat venous insufficiency before development of complications?
Absolutely! Modern vein diseases treatment modalities, such as those available at the New York Vein Treatment Center, are effective, safe, painless and minimally invasive. They, therefore, do not require hospitalization, general anesthesia or limitation of physical activity or life style restriction. It means that immediately upon completion of the treatment, which is done well under an hour, you can resume all kinds of your usual activity, including work and exercise routine.
Our vein specialists would be happy to offer you a professional venous health evaluation along with recommendations for treatments that address both your health and your aesthetic concerns. The first step to avoiding the consequences of varicose veins is to visit the New York Vein Treatment Center in NY for an initial consultation. To arrange an appointment, please call our office at (212) 575-8346 today. We look forward to meeting you.