If you are suffering from varicose veins, you are not alone! Varicose veins are common, and not usually medically threatening. They can, however, cause discomfort. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available to you.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins occur when the blood pressure in the veins increases. The increased pressure causes the veins closest to the surface of your skin to enlarge and twist. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, varicose veins could be a sign that the valves pumping blood through your veins are weakened or damaged.
When the blood pressure in your veins increases, the veins bulge, resulting in varicose veins’ enlarged appearance.
A wide variety of people experience varicose veins. They commonly occur during pregnancy, in obesity, or in people who stand for long periods. Though varicose veins are generally harmless, they can signal some potential complications.
The National Institute of Health reports that some people with varicose veins are at a higher risk for deep vein thrombosis, particularly if they have a family history of vascular conditions.
Some varicose vein treatments include just minor lifestyle changes. Improving your diet and exercise habits to maintain a healthy weight can increase blood flow and decrease the blood pressure in your veins.
In addition to these changes, the Metropolitan Vascular Institute offers minorly invasive varicose vein treatments that relieve discomfort and prevent future complications. Treatment will also improve the appearance of the veins.
Treatment options at MVI include:
- Endovenous Laser Therapy
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Compression Stockings
All of MVI’s treatments are safe and effective. Treatments generally aim to close off the varicose vein to reroute blood flow. As blood pumps elsewhere, the vein shrinks and becomes less visible. Side effects of varicose vein treatments are extremely rare, and recovery time is swift.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you struggle with uncomfortable varicose veins, you are neither alone nor without options. Schedule a consultation with the Metropolitan Vascular Institute to learn about which treatment options are right for you. Our world-class doctors will treat your medical concerns and empower you to feel better and more confident.
Contact us online, or give us a call at 301-979-7078.