Varicose veins…even the words sound upsetting. When you were younger you probably heard your mother talking about varicose veins and now you’ve got them. For some people, varicose veins cause severe aching or extreme itching in their legs. A quick treatment for varicose veins is phlebectomy. Most of the time, varicose veins can be seen just under the skin. Sometimes people feel embarrassment because of these veins and feel insecure in shorts or bathing suits. Rather than deal with the pain and discomfort, there are treatments available that can help bring back your healthy, happy legs again. Regaining confidence in your legs is priceless.
What Are Varicose Veins Anyway?
Inside of your legs there are hundreds of veins. Your heart keeps blood moving throughout your body, but since your legs are so much lower than your heart, the veins have to help. Inside the veins in your legs are little valves, they close off and move the blood up your legs kind of like a miniature ladder. Blood moves back up to your heart one step at a time. Varicose veins occur when the little valves don’t work as good as they should. Veins become varicose once the valve inside weakens and becomes defective, causing blood to pool. The vein then swells, making them twist and bulge out of your skin. There are times even when these veins swell but are deeper in the tissue, thus they do not bulge out of the skin and your only symptom or sign that you have a varicose vein is a deep throbbing in your leg.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
There are a lot of different factors that play into varicose veins. Heredity being the main factor. Additional causes can include weight, career, and gender. People who are packing extra weight are more susceptible. Careers that have you standing all day or sitting all day are also big contributors. Also, as you get older, your legs become more susceptible. Some women get varicose veins during the strain of being pregnant. Yep, your kids are a factor in why you have varicose veins.
Ambulatory phlebectomy could be the solution
Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure where all you will need is a bit of local anesthetic and then tiny incisions are made for the varicose vein to be treated. After these small incisions are made, the radiologist carefully grasps the defective vein and pulls it out. The process sounds much worse than it feels and once that faulty vein is removed, your legs will feel so much better. The incisions are so tiny, no stitches are required and compression stockings will assist with healing and discomfort. The best part about phlebectomy is you will be walking out of our office. That is the benefit of a minimally invasive procedure. The recovery time is only a few days and your body will be able to heal faster.
Feeling better with varicose vein treatments
The symptoms of varicose veins can become a real problem in your life. It’s important to know that you do not have to live with these symptoms and there are many solutions to ease the troubles they cause. Your first step is to call and schedule a consultation. You will be able to find out if a phlebectomy procedure is right for you. With Advanced Vein Therapy, you will receive amazing care. We understand vein problems and will put our years of experience and knowledge to work for you. You will be getting the most advanced procedures available for vein care. If you suffer from varicose veins, Advanced Vein Therapy can show your legs what it’s like to feel healthy again.