VARICOSE VEINS *WHAT ARE THEY*
So varicose veins seem to be a problem for all age groups. No matter if you are male or female it seems to affect everyone. That is where we come into the picture here at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas, We specialize in treating the underlying cause of your varicose veins so they stop coming back and we can help diagnose any other existing issues in your legs. It doesn’t matter if you just noticed your first varicose vein or you have been plagued by many varicose veins. We have a solution here at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas.
Varicose veins are more than a mild annoyance and need specialized vein treatment. They can be a symptom of an underlying condition called venous insufficiency. By age 60, this disorder affects about 70% of women and 40% of men. Left untreated, the problem will worsen, and it can cause a chronic condition that requires medical attention. So treat varicose veins now before they get worse.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose (VAR-i-kos) veins are swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the surface of the skin. These veins usually occur in the legs, but they also can form in other parts of the body.
Varicose veins are a common condition. They usually cause few signs and symptoms. Sometimes varicose veins cause mild to moderate pain, skin ulcers, or other problems.
Veins are blood vessels that carry blood from your body’s tissues to your heart. Your heart pumps the blood to your lungs to pick up oxygen. The oxygen-rich blood then is pumped to your body through blood vessels called arteries.
From your arteries, the blood flows through tiny blood vessels called capillaries, where it gives up its oxygen to the body’s tissues. Your blood then returns to your heart through your veins to pick up more oxygen. For more information about blood flow, go to the Health Topics How the Heart Works article.
Veins have one-way valves that help keep blood flowing toward your heart. If the valves are weak or damaged, blood can back up and pool in your veins. This causes the veins to swell, which can lead to varicose veins.
Many factors can raise your risk for varicose veins. Examples of these factors include family history, older age, gender, pregnancy, overweight, lack of movement, sitting or standing for a long time, and leg trauma.
Varicose veins are treated with lifestyle changes and medical procedures. The goals of treatment here at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas are to relieve symptoms, prevent complications, and improve appearance.
The veins furthest from the heart are most often affected, such as those in the legs. This is because gravity makes it harder for blood to flow back to the heart.
Experts are not sure why the walls of veins stretch or why the valves become faulty. In many cases, it occurs for no clear reason.
We are here to help with all your leg pain and vein needs. Call us today at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas (702) 430 7661. Are educated and friendly staff will get you all set up to get your leg and vein pain handled!
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
Dr. Sassan Kaveh