Treating Your Varicose Veins is not in Vain

Unlocking Relief: Understanding and Treating Varicose Veins

Varicose veins affect a staggering 40 MILLION people, with almost half having a familial connection to this common vascular condition. Unraveling the mystery behind these unsightly veins involves delving into their causes. Varicose veins emerge when the valves within veins malfunction, becoming non-compliant or “floppy,” allowing blood to flow backward. Normally, the heart pumps blood up the legs, and valves ensure it stays there until the next pump. When valves fail, blood returns toward the feet, initially causing swelling that subsides with rest. Over time, untreated varicose veins can lead to exacerbated swelling, pain, and potential complications like ulcers and blood clots.

Familial Factors and Beyond

Beyond genetic predisposition, various factors contribute to or heighten the risk of developing varicose veins. Trauma, such as leg injuries from sports or surgery, can induce these veins. Occupations involving prolonged standing, like teaching, hairstyling, or machine operation, may also elevate the risk. Obesity, particularly with a substantial midsection, exerts pressure on vessels, potentially causing leg varicosities. Hormonal changes, pregnancy, and the natural aging process are additional risk factors.

Recognizing Symptoms: More Than Skin Deep

While some seek treatment for the visible discomfort of tender veins, others grapple with more severe symptoms. Leg pain and swelling are common, accompanied by restless legs, cramping, skin discoloration, burning, throbbing, or itching. Left untreated, these veins can lead to skin changes, ulcers, and even blood clots. Seeking treatment is not just about addressing cosmetic concerns but is a proactive measure for overall health.

Modern Solutions at Suburban Vein Center

Suburban Vein Center is dedicated to educating patients on preventing long-term complications like ulcers and blood clots associated with varicose veins. Today’s treatments are far more advanced than the antiquated vein stripping methods. Utilizing FDA-approved medications injected into the vein or non-surgical radiofrequency procedures, we offer efficient solutions. Dr. Zmily, an interventional cardiologist and vascular specialist, leads our team. Free screenings are available in Rochester and Troy throughout the week. We accept all insurances, including Medicare, making this approved treatment accessible to many. Typically, treatments occur weekly, with completion often achieved in just four weeks.

Choose Relief with Dr. Zmily

Dr. Zmily is revered by both patients and staff at Suburban Vein Center. Beyond addressing varicose veins, he emphasizes overall well-being. Don’t let varicose veins hinder your quality of life – seek treatment today and unlock a healthier, pain-free future.

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