Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted, and often painful veins that usually appear on the legs and feet. They develop when the valves within the veins, which are responsible for preventing blood from flowing backward, become weak or damaged. This causes blood to pool in the veins, leading to their characteristic appearance and potential discomfort.
Treatment for varicose veins is recommended for several reasons:
Relief from Symptoms: Varicose veins can cause symptoms such as pain, aching, throbbing, itching, and a feeling of heaviness in the legs. Treating the veins can provide relief from these discomforts.
Prevention of Complications: If left untreated, varicose veins can lead to more serious complications such as blood clots, ulcers, and skin changes. Treating varicose veins early can help prevent these complications from developing.
Improved Appearance: Many individuals seek treatment for varicose veins due to their unsightly appearance. The enlarged and twisted veins can be cosmetically undesirable, and treatment can help improve the appearance of the affected areas.
Enhanced Circulation: Treating varicose veins can improve blood circulation in the legs, which can reduce the risk of blood pooling and related issues.
It is important to consult a doctor on proper diagnosis and treatment because there are several treatment options available for varicose veins, depending on the severity and symptoms.
Treatments May Include:
Luckily, treatment is in your favor. FDA approved, minimally invasive treatments have a 99% success rate with far less risk and fewer side effects when compared to the now-antiquated vein stripping techniques of the past.
At Florida Lakes Vein Center, all treatments are performed in the office. There is no downtime, and normal activities can be resumed as soon as you leave our office.
Procedures are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid.
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Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
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