If you’re unhappy with the appearance of large veins on your legs, at the office of The DOCS, we can help!
These leg veins called varicose veins are a common issue for many people, especially women. These can often appear discolored and spider-like and can cover a lot of area of the legs. Whether for purely cosmetic reasons or for medical ones, varicose veins can be removed. If you are very self conscious when exposing your legs because you don’t like the look of these veins, schedule a consultation with us. While sometimes surgery is necessary, other times compression stockings alone may work very well.
You may have no symptoms other than the sight of the veins. Or sometimes you may feel pain, itching, swelling or burning. Varicose veins can also be associated with leg heaviness or tiredness that gets worse throughout the day. Compression stockings can also help with these symptoms. However, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appoint with one of our doctors right away as these could be signs of a more serious condition and you will need to be examined.
Varicose veins can also be treated by a surgical procedure. Your doctor will discuss all of the options with you and explain the results you can expect with the different treatments.
Varicose veins occur as a result of weak or damaged valves, which act to open and close the veins in your legs to allow for the flow of blood between your legs and heart. Certain factors can increase your risk of leg veins including increasing age, which results in wear and tear on the valves in your veins; pregnancy, family history, obesity, and standing or sitting for extended periods. While varicose veins can’t be prevented, there are certain steps you can take to improve blood circulation and lower the risk for developing these bulging veins. Some thing you can do include:
At the office of The DOCS, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.
By The DOCS - Cardiovascular
June 24, 2020
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