Varicose veins are uncomfortable, unsightly blood vessels that develop most commonly in the legs. These veins often worsen over time, and they can cause a number of troublesome symptoms. Fortunately, you don’t have to continue to live with varicose veins if you don’t want to. To find out how to get rid of varicose veins, consult the information below.
More about Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are usually blue, purple or red in color. They tend to appear twisted and/or swollen as well. Although some people don’t experience any other symptoms with this condition, many patients report pain, tingling, burning, numbness, cramping or restlessness in the affected area. In the worst cases, these veins may even cause ulcers to form in the skin.
In most cases, varicose veins are caused by a condition known as "venous reflux." This condition occurs when the valves that prevent blood from flowing backward in the veins stop working properly, leading to a buildup of blood.
Get Rid of Varicose Veins with VNUS Closure
One of the best treatments for varicose veins is VNUS Closure, which is a procedure designed specifically to treat venous reflux. This procedure, which may also be known as "venous ablation," works by delivering energy directly into the vein via a small catheter. This energy seals off the vein and directs blood flow to healthy vessels. VNUS Closure can be performed on an outpatient basis with only a single incision. In most cases, patients are able to return to their normal activities within 24 hours of the procedure.
How Do I Learn More?
If you suspect that you may be suffering from varicose veins, the first step is to make an appointment with a qualified vein doctor. A vein doctor who has experience treating these issues can perform an exam, review your medical history and provide you with a treatment recommendation. To make an appointment with an experienced Arizona vein doctor, please contact the Vein Center at Tri-City Cardiology today.