According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 50 to 55 percent of women and 40 to 45 percent of men in the United States suffer from some kind of venous disorder. Many factors can affect the development of vein conditions, from hormonal changes to sun exposure. If you are one of the many people burdened with varicose or spider veins, you may be wondering why, or how, you should get them treated. Consider the following reasons to have them treated sooner rather, than later:
- Avoid unpleasant symptoms. In some cases, spider and varicose veins can occur with only mild symptoms. As the condition worsens, however, those suffering from these vein conditions can experience pain or burning over the affected area. In more advanced cases of varicose veins, the condition can lead to severe pain, cramping, swelling, and ulceration.
- Improve your self-image. Many patients who have developed varicosities or spider veins feel as if they have an unpleasant and unsightly appearance. Fortunately, new cutting-edge treatments can improve the appearance of these veins with little pain and a short recovery time.
- Prevent serious health concerns. Varicose veins, if left untreated, can lead to a variety of serious health problems. Over time, sores known as ulcers can develop over the affected vein and may not heal until the condition has been resolved. Varicosities can also lead to a condition known as deep vein thrombosis, in which a blood clot forms in a deeper vein in the leg. If the clot travels to the lungs, this condition can be fatal.
- Improve venous return. A varicose vein is an insufficient vein. When blood pools in a varicose vein, it is not returning to the heart effectively. Getting treatment for the condition will prevent the swelling and redness that is often caused by poor blood flow and will allow the blood to find healthier venous channels back to the heart.
Do not wait to get your varicose or spider veins treated. Look to the experts of Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan for the resolution of your venous disorders—our physicians are board certified and experienced in vein care. Schedule your consultation with us today by calling (212) 204-6501.