Vein Disease and Its Simple Advanced Treatment
Beyond being a cosmetic concern, the development of varicose veins can truly pose a threat to a patient’s overall health. Varicose veins in St Louis are thought to be present in around 23% of all adults and commonly develop when a patient is suffering from an underlying vein issue or disease-causing valves to become faulty. Valves play an essential role within the greater vein network to keep blood flowing correctly between the heart and the rest of the body. When a valve fails, blood is allowed to flow in the opposite direction and begins to pool. The pooling blood in the veins causes veins to bulge and become visible on the surface of the skin. As veins become enlarged and swollen, they may appear twisted at the surface and can present in hues of either blue or purple.
Benefits of Varicose Vein Treatment
- NO PAINFUL VEIN STRIPPING
- ONLY LOCAL ANESTHESIA IS USED, INCREASING THE PROCEDURE’S SAFETY
- QUICK AND EFFECTIVE CUTTING EDGE LASER TECHNOLOGIES USED
- QUICK TO NO RECOVERY TIME
- COMPREHENSIVE STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS ENSURES THE BEST RESULTS
- NON-COSMETIC VEIN TREATMENT IS COVERED BY MOST INSURANCE POLICIES
- MULTIPLE SAFE TREATMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE
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Symptoms Associated with Varicose Veins
While many patients are frustrated at the development and appearance of varicose veins, the reality of it is that this condition also comes with symptoms that can prove to be less than comfortable. Burning sensations at the sight of varicose veins are common as well as muscle cramps, throbbing and a sense of overall fatigue. It’s not uncommon for a red tinge to frame the site of varicose veins and many will find the affected area sensitive to the touch.
Conditions Linked to Varicose Veins
St Louis varicose veins and their associated symptoms are unpleasant, but it’s the conditions varicose veins are linked to that must be taken extremely seriously. Physicians often point to undertreated or ignored varicose veins as being the underlying cause for conditions such as leg ulcers and blood clots. While leg ulcers come with their own set of worries, blood clots are well known to lead to potential pulmonary embolisms, strokes or heart attacks if they happen to dislodge.
Treating varicose veins in St Louis is the best way to avoid the development of more serious health issues down the road. Many patients hesitate to undergo vein treatment still thinking that vein stripping is the one and only solution to the problem. Fortunately, major advances in both medicine and cosmetic treatment options have made vein stripping a thing of the past and patients today enjoy a more comprehensive, comfortable and successful lineup of treatment options to choose from.
In many cases, treatment must begin with an underlying diagnosis. This is often established using a comprehensive exam process as well as a Doppler ultrasound in order to determine where faulty valves are located. From this point on, a treatment plan can be customized based on the specific determined conditions. In the vast majority of cases, the deeper underlying tissue will be treated first, with superficial veins close to the skin being left for the end of the treatment plan. Some common treatment options include Endovenous Ablation or Radiofrequency Ablation. Ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy can additionally be used to close veins close to the surface of the skin.
The Many Benefits of Treating Varicose Veins
Without having to worry about the painful process of vein stripping in the modern-day and age, patients are free to truly appreciate the many benefits of varicose vein treatment. When it comes to safety, many patients shy away from procedures that require general anesthesia and fortunately for those looking at vein treatment options, the majority require nothing more than a local anesthetic. This greatly reduces the risks often associated with general anesthesia and makes for a quicker and more painless recovery time for patients in general. The use of laser technologies makes treatment options more efficient and successful than ever before while customized treatment plans have become the new normal, leading to greater long-term results for individuals.
The team at the St. Louis Laser Vein Center is happy to provide a variety of in-clinic payment plans and financing options. This can be a beneficial route for those patients whose treatments have been deemed exclusively cosmetic by their insurance providers.
Schedule a Consultation Today
There’s no reason to wait when it comes to vein health and care. If you’re considering the many benefits of varicose vein treatment options and wondering if it’s right for you, be sure to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wright. At the St. Louis Laser Vein Center, we believe in comprehensive care and always take individual preferences into account when designing your customized treatment plan. Contact us today for more information on our many services related to vein health and treatment options.
Varicose Vein FAQs
Question: Will lifting heavy weights cause varicose veins? Is there a recommended weight limit?
There 3 kinds of weight lifting in my opinion, powerlifting, Body Building, and regular conditioning lifting lighter weight. All of these activities increase muscle mass. Normal conditioning, weight lifting up to a hundred pounds or so as part of fitness or work does not appear to increase the risk of varicose veins. Powerlifting heavyweight, 300 pounds or greater does put a lot of pressure on the veins in the pelvis and lower extremities and might increase the risk of varicose veins. Body Building so that your muscles become significantly hypertrophied can also increase the risk of varicose veins. I think that 20-pound weight lifting in my educated opinion is OK.
Question: Can Leg Crossing lead to Varicose Veins?
Leg crossing has by myth been accused of causing all varieties of circulatory problems. Interestingly there has not been a scientific article confirming this ingrained and still propagated rumor. Even more fascinating this strong and growing evidence that Leg Crossing favors circulation, especially the vein system! Many studies well designed have demonstrated that sitting with legs crossed reduces stagnation and pooling of blood.