Now that the holidays are over you can get informed and get yourself the treatment you need to stop having those ugly varicose veins or get your legs back to being pain free either way if you can relate to any one of those things and have been questioning if there could be a problem we got the information you need and are here to help you.

What causes varicose and spider veins?

The causes of varicose and spider veins are not entirely understood. In some cases, the absence or weakness of valves in the veins may cause poor blood flow in the veins and can lead to varicose veins. Valves inside the veins normally act to ensure that the blood in the veins does not flow in a backward direction away from the large (deep) veins and the heart. They are mainly located in the deep veins of the legs. Weaknesses in the vein walls may cause pooling of the blood. The walls of the blood vessels can become weaker and less competent than normal, causing the volume of blood in the veins to increase leading to varicose veins.

Also in some cases varicose veins are caused by such diseases as:

  • phlebitis (inflammation of the veins)
  • blood clots or any obstruction to blood flow in the veins
  • congenital abnormalities of the veins.

Vein disease is generally progressive and may not be prevented entirely. In some cases wearing support hosiery, maintaining a normal weight, and regular exercise may be beneficial.

What are varicose vein symptoms?

Many people with varicose veins do not have any physical symptoms. They have concerns over the cosmetic appearance of the varicose veins.

Symptoms of varicose veins may include:

  • aching
  • cramping
  • itching
  • swelling
  • fatigue

Some people may complain of a dull ache and a pressure sensation from varicose veins. Some less common  more severe symptoms of varicose veins may include bleeding, skin ulceration and a weeping oozing dermatitis or stasis dermatitis. In prolonged symptoms of venous disease, the skin may become brittle and scarred forming an inverted “hourglass” appearance. These complications of varicose veins should be evaluated by us here at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas we dedicate our passion to evaluating and treating your vein disease.

What treatments are available for varicose veins and spider veins?

There are many different treatments available for varicose veins. These treatments vary based upon the size and location of the varicose veins, the presence of symptoms, and in cases of accompanying skin changes (for example, swelling, dermatitis or ulceration, for example). Treatments may include but are not limited too:

  • leg elevation while sitting or sleeping,
  • Medical grade compression stockings
  • sclerotherapy (injection of a liquid or foam into the vein to form a clot and permanently destroy the vessel),
  • ablation (destruction) of abnormal veins with techniques using laser, radiofrequency or other modalities
  • surgery (removal of the varicose veins, including “phlebectomy” or vein stripping).

In general, sclerotherapy and laser therapy are helpful in treating spider veins while ablation and surgery may be a better option for larger varicose veins. Here in Las Vegas we have all these treatments available and Dr. Sassan Kaveh has specialized for many years in vein treatment and assessment. We are dedicated to making your leg and vein pain a thing of the past. Call us today at (702) 430 7661. Your health insurance company may cover your expenses for varicose vein removal, if your varicose veins are a medical condition. This can be the case if they are causing your legs swelling, pain or burning and itching.If you have questions about the alpha vein clinic and varicose veins, or about any other aspect of vein health, make an appointment today with Alpha Vein Clinic!

Alpha Vein Clinic


3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400

Las Vegas, NV, 89128

(702) 430 7661

Dr. Sassan Kaveh

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