Varicose veins affect about 40 percent of United States residents, according to the National Institutes of Health, and the condition is much more than simply a cosmetic problem.
These swollen, twisted veins can signal chronic venous insufficiency, a medical condition in which veins struggle to efficiently return blood to the heart. Left untreated, varicose veins can lead to serious complications.
That’s why it’s so vital to seek treatment. At the Metropolitan Vascular Institute, we offer effective varicose vein treatment options to improve your vein health.
Understanding Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are the result of damaged valves within our veins, causing blood to pool and the veins to enlarge. They usually look like “twisted” cords on the thighs and calves.
Many people dislike the appearance of varicose veins, but they can also cause medical symptoms like aching, heaviness, swelling, and leg cramps. If left untreated, they can even lead to severe complications, such as skin ulcers and blood clots.
Importance of Treatment
Treating varicose veins is critical for preventing such complications — not to mention maintaining or improving quality of life. By dealing with the underlying venous insufficiency, treatment of varicose veins can alleviate symptoms and improve blood circulation.
Moreover, treating varicose veins can enhance your appearance, boosting self-confidence and well-being.
Available Treatment Options
We offer several treatment options for varicose veins, each dependent on the severity and needs of each patient. For example, endovenous laser therapy, sclerotherapy, and compression stockings are common approaches used to address varicose veins.
These treatments aim to close or even remove the damaged veins, redirecting blood flow to healthier veins. The choice of treatment is only determined after a lengthy evaluation and consultation with our vein specialists.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you’re starting to see evidence of varicose veins, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with our experienced specialists at the Metropolitan Vascular Institute.
We’ll assess your condition, discuss treatment options, and tailor a treatment plan to your needs. Take the first step by calling us at (301) 979-7078 or requesting an appointment through our website.