If you are suffering from the pain or embarrassment of bulging, rope-like veins in your legs, you are not alone. Over half the population over age 50 has varicose veins. It isn’t uncommon for younger adults in their 30s and 40s to contract the condition, as well. And while more women are embarrassed by varicose veins, roughly a third of those with the disorder are men.
Bulging veins and aching legs can be an early sign of vein disease.
Varicose veins are the most prominent manifestation of venous disease, or venous insufficiency.
While venous reflux is not a life-threatening condition, it is progressive. That means, if left untreated, it will cause veins to continue to grow. Varicose veins can develop into serious skin ulcerations or cause bleeding or a higher risk for blood clots and deep vein thrombosis, all of which require more extensive medical treatment.
Be aware of varicose veins’ common symptoms.
You may think your veins have to be bulging and visible to be an issue. However, often you may feel the problem developing before you see it. If you have one or more of the following symptoms in your legs, talk to us about testing you for varicose veins:
- Pain or achy feeling
- Heavy, tired feeling
- Cramping or throbbing at night
- Skin ulcers
- Ankle discoloration
Minimally invasive treatments lead to excellent results.
We offer a range of treatment options for varicose veins, depending on the severity of your problem and the condition of your veins. If we determine you have varicose veins, we will recommend the most effective solution to give you rapid relief and allow you to enjoy your favorite physical activities free of pain. These treatments include:
- Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT)
- Ambulatory phlebectomy