One of the reasons why patients seek out varicose vein treatments in West Palm Beach is because of the discomfort that they can cause. Of course, most would also rather have the unappealing red and blue spots removed from their legs.
Dr. Goldman has been offering comprehensive vein treatment for men and women in West Palm Beach for the past decade. Here are a few common questions that he gets asked about varicose veins:
What causes varicose veins?
Many adults develop varicose veins as they age. These veins are heredity but lifestyle factors such as menopause, pregnancy, obesity, and age can all cause varicose veins.
Symptoms / diagnosis for varicose veins
Some people experience discomfort and swelling, aching or cramps in the legs. Many people do not experience any type of discomfort.
Risk factors for varicose veins
Women on birth control or hormonal replacement therapy are more prone to developing varicose veins. If you are overweight or spend prolonged periods of time standing still, then your chances of developing varicose veins will also increase.
Varicose veins treatments
Sclerotherapy is one of the most effective ways to treat varicose veins. The expert vein doctors at the Goldman Vein Institute use FDA approved liquid sclerosants, guided visually, or using VARITHENA™, foamed and guided through ultrasound, to eliminate small spider veins, reticular veins (feeder veins), and larger bulging varicose veins – all without surgery. Find out more about this vein treatment option.
Why do varicose veins hurt?
Varicose veins don’t always cause pain or discomfort. Sometimes, however, they can lead to health problems such as sores, aches, numbness, and throbbing. Pain usually arises from complications caused by varicose veins such as ulcers or blood clots.
How to prevent varicose veins
Varicose veins can’t always be prevented as it is heredity. However, by making positive lifestyle and health changes, certain risk factors, such as obesity and prolonged standing can be avoided.
Should you massage over varicose veins?
Some news organizations such as the Daily mail have said that massage can help with varicose veins as it maintains good circulation in the legs. Medical experts, however, are skeptical about whether this is a good idea or not. Your best bet is to make an appointment with a varicose vein specialist to find out more about possible home remedies or medical treatment solutions.
Should I wear compression stockings if I have varicose veins?
Compression stockings are one of the traditional treatment options for varicose veins. While compression stockings may help with swelling and discomfort, it won’t remove varicose veins from your legs.
Do varicose veins put me at risk for any long-term problems or other conditions?
Certain complications, such as skin ulcers and blood clots, can arise from varicose veins. Many people have varicose veins removed for aesthetic reasons but there are many preventative health benefits to removing varicose veins as well.
For more information about varicose vein treatment options in West Palm Beach, contact the Goldman Vein Institute today.