If you’re suffering with varicose veins, the time to consult a vein therapy doctor is now. Treatments are available that can alleviate the pain and appearance of varicose veins, so you can regain your self-confidence and stop avoiding clothing that shows your legs. To get the most out of your consultation with a vein therapy doctor, be sure to ask these questions:
- What Is Causing My Varicose Veins?
Some of the risk factors for varicose veins, like age and menopause, are out of your control. However, some lifestyle choices can worsen your veins and cause new varicose veins to develop. Weight, diet, lack of exercise, and smoking can all worsen varicose veins. Let your vein doctor help you identify any lifestyle changes you can make that would improve your venous function.
- How Can I Manage My Symptoms?
Varicose veins can cause swelling, aching pain, skin ulcers, and leg discoloration. Ask your doctor if there is anything you can do to control your symptoms, such as using over-the-counter pain medication or wearing compression stockings.
- What Treatment Is Right For Me?
There are a number of different vein treatments that your doctor can use to address your varicose veins, including laser therapy and sclerotherapy. Be sure to find out which therapy your doctor thinks is the best choice for treating your varicose veins. You should also ask why your vein doctor believes that that therapy is the best choice over other treatment options. Find out about the recovery time and expected results from the vein treatment your doctor is recommending.
Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan is always prepared to answer your questions about varicose and spider veins. Our Dr. Lev is one of only 475 vein doctors in the U.S. who is certified by the American Board of Phlebology and brings over a decade of experience treating vein issues to his patients. Call us at (212) 204-6501 to schedule an appointment and see how we can help you address your varicose veins.