Blood moves towards the heart by valves in the blood vessel, which controls the one-way flow. Sitting or standing for long periods can cause blood to pool in the leg veins, increasing the pressure within the veins. As a result, the veins can stretch from the increased pressure. This may weaken the walls of the veins and damage the valves, making it harder to control the flow and thus increasing pressure. This pressure causes swelling and even twisting of the veins. At that point, varicose veins are mainly a cosmetic issue. However, it is important to know when these vein problems can have more serious side effects. Long-term mild swelling as a result of severe varicose veins can eventually produce serious skin and tissue problems such as ulcers and non-healing sores. Blood clots associated with deep vein thrombosis can be a problem as well. Varicose veins have the potential to become dangerous if they are not treated properly.
Vein Specialist Centers address all types of vein conditions, including cosmetic spider veins, varicose veins, and when indicated, deep venous disease. We utilize the latest technological advances to customize a treatment plan for each patient’s needs. At Vein Specialist Centers, you can be certain that you are in the hands of board-certified vein specialists who have received formal residency training in vascular procedures.
When to Seek Treatment
Spider veins and varicose veins by themselves are quite harmless. However, if you are experiencing painful symptoms or desire to have vein removal for aesthetic purposes, our team is prepared to assist you.
The primary tools for diagnosis of venous reflux are ultrasounds. This is often done during your initial consultation visit and within the office. It is a simple and safe diagnostic method with high accuracy and enables us to immediate review results together. We can then help you start planning your treatments.
A consultation with the experienced vein specialists at Vein Specialist Centers will provide insights to help you decide on the best vein treatment plan.