How to Get Divorced from Your Varicose Veins
If swollen, unsightly and twisted veins are ruining your confidence and leaving you feeling insecure about your appearance, don’t you think it’s time you said “see you never,” and took the steps towards better vein health?
Dr Sassan Kaveh and his team at Alpha Vein Clinic specialize in vein health and are dedicated to providing top notch medical care to those affected by issues such as varicose veins. With more than three million Americans that are diagnosed with varicose veins each year, it’s important to know what causes the condition and how it can be prevented or treated.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are a common medical condition and occur when veins become enlarged and twisted due to a malfunction in blood flow. Affected veins are typically red or blue or flesh colored and, in some cases, can become swollen with visible bulging of the skin. Varicose veins are most often seen on the legs and lower body. This can be due to the role gravity plays in our everyday lives as the legs are furthest from the heart, making it difficult for blood to flow upward to get oxygenated.
What causes varicose veins?
Poor blood flow caused by weakened valves or malfunctioning veins is a common cause of varicose veins. This can be due to pregnancy, obesity, standing or sitting for long periods of time and aging. Sometimes it’s simply due to heredity. Other common causes of varicose veins include hormonal changes caused by menopause and leg injuries due to accidents. The condition is twice as likely to affect women than men, although many men are affected.
Visible indicators of varicose veins include discoloration (generally the sight of red or bluish veins), swelling or bulging in the affected area and skin discoloration or rashes around the ankles. Physical symptoms may include heaviness, cramping, aching and itching.
What You Can Do:
There are a number of lifestyle changes and therapy treatments available to patients experiencing varicose veins. As a preventative measure, avoiding extended periods of standing or sitting, elevating legs when resting or sleeping, and staying active to lose or maintain a healthy weight are easy actions to work into your daily routine to keep veins healthy.
For those requiring medical treatments, there are newer, minimally invasive therapy options available at Alpha Vein Clinic such as:
- Radio Frequency Ablation
- ClariVein (MOCA)
With both of these treatments, the diseased veins are identified via ultrasound and closed off using the most advanced methods. The veins are reabsorbed by the surrounding tissue and blood is then rerouted to healthy veins.
If you’re tired of living with symptoms of varicose veins or think you may be developing the condition, Alpha Vein Clinic can help you choose the right form of treatment. Dr. Sassan Kevah and his knowledgeable staff can assess your symptoms and provide an accurate diagnosis. To schedule a consultation, please contact our office at (702)430-7661.
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
Dr. Sassan Kaveh
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