Varicose veins are more than a cosmetic problem; there are several medical complications that are associated with them which may cause you pain, inflammation and discomfort. The treatments for varicose and spider veins are low risk and non-invasive. Many patients have found better health and increased self-confidence after seeking treatment. Below are some conditions that treatment may prevent:
- Dermatological ulceration: Ulcers are sores on the skin that can cause disintegration of the epidermis, the dermis, and even the fat beneath the skin. Varicose veins can lead to ulcers on the legs, ankles, or feet. They may cause poor circulation, discoloration of the skin, pain, sensitivity, and swelling.
- Decreased blood flow: Varicose veins prevent the blood from flowing properly in the legs because they cause blood to pool or flow the wrong way. Removing problem veins will allow your legs to resume healthy blood flow and reduce symptoms of weakness and numbness in the legs.
- Blood clots: When the blood flow is restricted or altered by problem veins, a blood clot may form. Aside from causing pain and discomfort, blood clots pose a potential danger because they can travel to the lungs and be fatal. Although this is a rare condition associated with varicose veins, the risk is eliminated after seeking treatment.
- Skin irritation: Spider and varicose veins are visible through the skin, and they may be accompanied by rash, itchiness, or altered pigmentation of the skin. Problems of the skin may be further irritated by compression stockings, so alternate treatments such as sclerotherapy or laser closure are usually recommended.
If you are suffering from uncomfortable varicose veins, visit Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan. Our vein doctors are certified by the American Board of Phlebology and they can help you choose the most appropriate treatment for your condition. Learn more on our website or call (212) 204-6501.