What are Varicose Veins? Should you treat them?
Varicose veins are bluish, large, protruding veins on the legs. They are veins that have become weak over time and can’t pump blood as effectively. Though some people experience no pain from varicose veins, it is common for the legs to feel achy or tired or to have sensations of cramping or throbbing. Sometimes the pain is more bothersome when the varicose veins are developing as opposed to when the vessels have already been greatly enlarged. The legs or ankles may be itchy, causing excessive scratching and dry skin.
Some people with varicose veins can develop further complications, including itchy and inflamed skin or bleeding. It is difficult to determine at a given time if a person with varicose veins will develop more problems later on.
What treatments are available for varicose veins?
Your doctor might first recommend that you try lifestyle changes for your varicose veins such as diet changes, exercise, or compression stockings. If your vein problems do not respond to these treatments, it may be time to contact a vein specialist.
In our Philadelphia vein clinic, you can find more specialized treatments such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA treatment), vein removal (phlebectomy), or Varithena™ foam. With these options, you can have near-instant relief from your varicose veins with no scarring or hospital stay.
If you are ready to get rid of your varicose veins quickly and easily, schedule a consultation with us. Call the Center for Advanced Vein Treatment today at 267-728-7440.