What Are Varicose Veins and How Can I Get Them Treated by a Varicose Vein Doctor New York?

If you’re suffering from varicose veins and the complications that come with them, it’s time to make an appointment with a reputable varicose vein specialist. You can expect state-of-the-art care from outstanding physicians at Vein Treatment Clinic New York. Click HERE to book an appointment at our excellent vein clinic, or keep reading to learn more 5 risks of not seeking treatment for your varicose veins.

1. Pain and Discomfort

Spider and varicose veins can cause a lot of pain and discomfort, particularly as they begin to spread out and expand in size and number. Even if the veins themselves don’t appear to be a cause for concern, you may still experience symptoms as a result of the underlying venous insufficiency.

Many vein disease symptoms, such as aching legs or fatigue, are mistakenly dismissed as part of the natural aging process. If you have a large number of visible veins, consult a varicose vein doctor NYC at a reputable vein center to see if you have a vein disease that necessitates professional treatment.

What would happen if I let my varicose veins go untreated, or if I seek treatment from an unreputable clinic? Highly trained varicose vein doctors in NYC talk about five risks of not seeking treatment for varicose veins or getting treated in the wrong place.

2. Poor Cosmesis (Ugly Appearance)

The appearance of spider veins and varicose veins on their legs make many people self-conscious. Spider veins are tiny, measuring less than a millimeter in diameter, and clusters that resemble red, blue, or purple spider webs can appear in the legs or on the face.

Varicose veins, on the other hand, are bulging blood vessels that appear dark purple, green, blue, or red in colour. They look knotted and distorted, as opposed to healthy veins that run in a relatively straight line. They measure over three millimeters in diameter and are mostly found on the legs, inner thighs, buttocks, and lower pelvic regions.

3. Bleeding

Even the tiniest touch, bump, or scratch can cause profuse bleeding when varicose veins (or even spider veins) are significantly bulging, because the skin above them is stretched thin. If your varicose veins begin to bleed, lie down and elevate your legs above the level of your heart, applying pressure to ensure that blood flows away from your legs and back to your heart.

Make your way to the emergency room if the bleeding does not stop within 1-2 minutes, and once the bleeding has stopped, make an appointment with a varicose vein doctor NYC at a vein treatment center as soon as possible.

4. Skin Conditions

Eczema, lipodermatosclerosis, and leg ulcers are some of the most common skin conditions caused by varicose veins.

  • Stasis Dermatitis (eczema): Inflammation causes the weakened skin around damaged veins to become red and scaly. The skin can also become itchy and irritated as a result of a buildup of hemosiderin, a dark red pigment released by broken blood cells that leak out of veins.
  • Lipodermatosclerosis: The subcutaneous tissue under the skin scars up as a result of the vein injury and loss of blood supply in the area. It may result in long-term injury, hyperpigmentation, and skin stiffening.
  • Ulcers: When blood collects in the lower extremities, pressure on the vein walls causes skin breakage. These are open wounds and do not heal well because of a lack of blood supply to the region.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

The most dangerous result of untreated varicose veins is deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT begins as superficial vein thrombosis when blood clots develop within large varicose veins, but as they dislodge and expand, they can travel to deep veins.

Deep vein thrombosis can inflict a lot of damage to the vein walls when the clot scrapes down the edges of the blood vessels. In the worst-case situation, the clot could spread to the lungs and cause pulmonary embolism, which is potentially lethal.

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How can I avoid these risks and seek varicose vein treatment?

Varicose veins may signify a more severe illness, the most common being chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Healthy veins have one-way valves that funnel blood into the heart while preventing it from returning to the limbs.

If the valves of the legs’ veins start leaking, blood is pulled back downwards by gravity, pooling in veins at the lower limbs, resulting in persistent venous insufficiency. The venous system may be unable to return blood to the heart as a result of fluid build-up, and pressure on the vein walls increases with time, resulting in the bulging varicose veins you may be seeing.

These signs and symptoms are far more than just developments of the aging process, but venous insufficiency and varicose veins can be treated at a vein clinic!

A vein specialist will almost always prescribe a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure for vein disease since it is safer and simpler for both the patient and the doctor at the vein clinic. The most common options include VenaSeal, radiofrequency ablation, varithena, or sclerotherapy, which are minimally-invasive treatments that can help blood flow back in the right direction into the heart.

If you are looking for a “varicose vein doctor NYC”, you can contact our medical group at the Vein Treatment Clinic location in New York City. Our vein center is conveniently located in the heart of New York in Midtown, near notable landmarks such as the Chrysler Building. Click here for directions and check out the Vein Treatment Clinic location in New York City for vein treatment today!

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