Varicose veins are one of the most reoccurring conditions faced by those with venous insufficiency and other types of cardiovascular, venous-related disorders. Varicose veins occur when the veins appear swollen with a bluish-purple or red color. For those who have varicose veins, these veins can contribute to severe inflammation in the veins, a higher risk of blood clots, and contribute to other health problems. At Vein Center of North Texas, our vein specialists can help provide treatment for varicose veins.
Symptoms and Causes of Varicose Veins
Varicose veins happen when the one-way valves within the veins become weakened or damaged over time, causing the veins to be enlarged. Some actions that can affect these veins include sitting or standing for long periods, causing the blood to pool within the legs, and increasing pressure. This can cause varicose veins to develop even further, leading to other conditions such as deep vein thrombosis, a serious condition that causes blood clots deep within the veins, which can lead to emergency scenarios if not treated.
Some risk factors that can cause or be affected by varicose veins include being overweight, being inactive, leg injuries, older age, smoking, and other concerns that can affect your health. When it comes to treatment for varicose veins, your treatment will depend on a variety of factors such as age, medical history, the extent of the condition, tolerance to medication, and current symptoms. For non-medical treatment, elevation, compression, and hydration can help provide ways of managing your varicose vein symptoms at home.
Treatment Options For Varicose Veins
Depending on your medical history and the condition of your varicose veins, our specialists at Vein Center in North Texas can provide you with multiple treatment options, both surgical and nonsurgical, to remove your varicose veins and improve your health. These treatment options include:
- Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy treats varicose and spider veins through a series of injections that cause those veins to scar and diminish, encouraging the body to reroute blood through healthier veins.
- Endovenous Laser Treatment: This type of surgery uses laser therapy to remove and treat signs of varicose veins, using the heat produced by the lasers to destroy the veins, allowing the body to reabsorb the tissue and reroute blood to healthy tissue.
- Endovenous Ablation: Similar to laser treatment, endovenous ablation works to close off varicose veins by using heat transmitted through a needle and wire. It’s a less-invasive surgery that leaves virtually no scars behind and helps reroute the veins for healthy blood flow.
- Radiofrequency Ablation: As a minimally invasive technique, this treatment can also be used to treat venous insufficiency in the legs by creating a current of heat that targets varicose veins for pain relief.
While each of these treatment options can provide relief from your varicose vein symptoms, other measures such as maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, and elevating your legs can help manage your condition and prevent it from developing in the future. For more information about varicose vein treatment, visit Vein Center of North Texas today to schedule an appointment.