Some people are more at risk for developing vein conditions and are more likely than other people to develop the problems associated with it. These may include varicose veins or spider veins, leg swelling and pain, chronic venous insufficiency, leg skin changes or ulcers, and phlebitis, among others.
Some important risk factors are:
- Age – With aging the risk increases. In fact, roughly 50% of those over 50 years of age have varicose veins.
- Gender – Women are more likely to develop vein conditions especially during pregnancy.
- Heredity – The condition often runs in those with a family history.
- Work related – Standing or sitting for extended periods of time without moving around can increase the risks.
- Obesity – Additional weight means added pressure on veins.
- Smoking – Nicotine causes narrowing and hardening of arteries.
- Inactivity – Calf muscle constriction pushes blood to circulate and therefore inactivity can result in blood pooling.
There are a number of things that can be done to help relieve symptoms, such as losing weight, becoming more active, and elevating legs to relieve pressure. However, when it’s time to make varicose or spider veins disappear, two highly effective, non-surgical varicose veins treatment options are available today. These treatments administered by a specialist vein doctor include endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy for varicose veins. The procedures take only minutes and are typically completed in the doctor’s office.
Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.
If you would like more information regarding the risks and treatment for varicose veins or spider veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our three convenient locations:
Jupiter 561-625-9853, Wellington 561-790-4550, or West Palm Beach 561-429-8236, or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.
At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.
With our offices in Jupiter, Wellington, and West Palm Beach Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.