Varicose veins treatment
Many people suffer from unsightly spider veins or varicose veins, both of which are not necessary for the circulatory system to function. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that can help you get rid of these types of blood vessel malformations once and for all and have you back on your feet in no time.
Spider veins namesake comes from the spider web pattern they produce and can appear anywhere on the body. These clusters of blue, purple, or red veins can be inherited, but are also associated with extended sitting/standing, changes in hormone levels, pregnancy, or even weight gain. While there are no serious health issues involved with spider veins, many people feel self-conscious about how the veins look.
Varicose veins are swollen, twisted, and enlarged veins that are caused when blood flows the wrong direction or pools due to faulty valves that are among the circulatory system. It is believed that about twenty-five percent of adults in the U.S. are affected by varicose veins. These veins are not life threatening but are very unsightly due to their blue or purple color and swollen appearance. In some cases these enlarged veins can be very painful, causing a burning or throbbing sensation. In serious situations, they can even rupture or become varicose ulcers. Immediate medical action must be taken if these ulcers develop as they can lead to serious infections. Varicose veins also can cause clotting in the veins, which is a situation that could turn deadly if the clot breaks off and goes to the heart.