Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged veins that appear most commonly in the legs. While the symptoms of varicose veins may sometimes be only cosmetic, they can often advance to a variety of painful symptoms. Here are 7 Things Everyone Should Know about Vein Disease?
- Did you know that approximately 40 million people suffer from varicose veins! While the majority are women, We’re So Vain in New London provides exceptional care to both our male and female patients with the same successful results. By age sixty, 70% of all women and 40% of men in America will suffer from bulging, painful legs, which can be symptoms of varicose veins and more specifically, vein disease.
- Vein Disease symptoms are not just vein bulging but also include restless leg syndrome, leg or ankle swelling, cramping, burning skin, or bleeding ulcers on your ankles.
- Varicose veins are a medical problem, not cosmetic so most insurances will cover these costs (less your deductible and co-pay).
- If left untreated, varicose veins will always get worse and may lead to major medical complications including blood clots, Phlebitis, Thrombosis, ankles sores or skin ulcers.
- Vein stripping is an outdated procedure for treating varicose veins.
- The current state-of-the-art procedures for treating varicose veins include Foam Sclerotherapy, Radiofrequency Ablation, Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) and Ambulatory Phlebectomy.
- At We’re So Vain your insurance will cover the consultation with Dr. Gregory Azia to discuss your options.
You may not think you have varicose veins unless you can see a visibly unattractive, rope-like vein running along a leg. But if you are experiencing symptoms of discomfort, it’s often a sign that the veins below the surface are causing a medical problem. The circulation controlling the flow of blood to the heart may not be flowing properly, causing stress on your veins and extra work for your circulatory system. Although not life-threatening, varicose veins are an indication of a larger vascular problem that should not be ignored.
Great long-term results based on the most accurate diagnosis
The first step toward a successful treatment is an accurate diagnosis. Before making any treatment recommendations, it’s important to determine whether your vein problem is a cosmetic or medical one. Dr. Azia is a board certified General Surgeon with more than 25 years experience in vein disease. He and his professional staff will take your health history, listen carefully to your concerns and use the latest ultrasound technology to screen for the full spectrum of vein disorders done here in our friendly office. While vein conditions are not preventable and are usually hereditary, they are TREATABLE!