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Millions of Americans have ropey, blue, or purple varicose veins on their legs. If you’re concerned about your varicose veins, contact the team of board-certified vein specialists at Vascular Vein Centers in Orlando, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, The Villages, Davenport, Florida. The team offers a variety of treatments to get rid of varicose veins and enhance your vascular health. Call Vascular Vein Centers or schedule an appointment online today.
Varicose veins are twisted veins, enlarged with pooling blood. In addition to visible, swollen veins, you might have other symptoms, including:
They can form anywhere in your body but are most common in your legs.
Many people consider varicose veins a cosmetic issue, but they can indicate a vascular health problem. You have valves in your veins that help push blood back to your heart. Varicose veins form when a valve is weak or damaged and allows blood to flow backward and pool in your vein.
There are many old wives’ tales about the causes of varicose veins. In most cases, it’s due to your genetics and lifestyle. For example, if one of your parents has varicose veins, you have an increased chance of getting them, too.
Other risk factors for varicose veins include:
Women are more likely to develop varicose veins than men. Hormonal changes during your menstrual cycle, pregnancy, or menopause can relax your vein walls. Additionally, the volume of blood in your body increases during pregnancy, leading to enlarged veins in your legs.
You should make an appointment at Vascular Vein Centers if you’re unhappy about the appearance of your varicose veins or if other symptoms are disrupting your life.
If you have a personal or family history of vascular health issues, you should talk to the doctors even if your veins don’t bother you. While rare, varicose veins can increase your risk of ulcers and blood clots.
The team at Vascular Vein Centers offers a wide range of treatment for varicose veins. They begin with a thorough exam, including diagnostic imaging, to evaluate your condition and identify the best treatment to restore your vascular health and eliminate your varicose veins.
Some of the therapies include:
Varicose vein treatments are usually minimally invasive outpatient procedures performed in the Vascular Vein Center offices. With most varicose vein treatments, you can return to most of your regular activities right away.
You don’t have to live with varicose veins, call Vascular Vein Centers, or schedule an appointment online today to learn about your treatment options.