- Vein conditions affect almost 30% of the population.
- One single vein consists of three layers despite their small size.
- A human adult has up to 100,000 miles of blood vessels.
- Damaged valves are the cause behind varicose veins.
- Varicose veins are not always visible.
- Women are at a higher risk of developing varicose veins than men.
- Most cases of varicose veins are hereditary.
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How much does a consultation cost?
Most of our consultations are free of charge, just give us a call.
Will my insurance cover treatment?
Most treatments are covered by insurance, we would be happy to check beforehand for you.
How long is recovery time? Will I be able to return back to work?
In the majority of cases, there is absolutely no down time. If you are comfortable, you can return to work immediately after the procedure.
How long will the procedure take?
It depends on individual circumstances, however most are completed within the hour.
What can I expect when I come in for an evaluation?
An evaluation consists of a review of your medical history, a physical examination of your legs, and a discussion about your treatment options.
Who is at risk for vein disease?
Vein disease is often hereditary, but can also be caused by conditions including obesity, hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause, and work requiring extended periods of standing or sitting.
Do men get varicose veins?
More women suffer from vein problems than men because they are exposed to more risk factors like hormonal changes, however men can still get varicose veins.
Are varicose veins dangerous?
Those who leave varicose veins untreated will continue to experience symptoms such as pain, leg cramps and swelling, itchiness, and fatigue. More severe health complications include lipodermatosclerosis, blood clots, hyperpigmentation, venous leg ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis.
How do varicose veins form?
Varicose veins develop in the legs due to gravity forcing a lot of pressure on the lower part of the body when we are standing. The veins there have to work harder to send blood back up to the heart, so it is possible for the valves to break and for blood to pool. The unpleasant appearance of varicose veins is caused by that pooling of blood.
Is removing varicose veins damaging?
Since varicose veins are no longer functional, getting rid of them does not cause any damage to the circulatory system.
Is there short-term treatment for varicose veins?
Exercising, wearing compression stockings, and elevating or resting your legs will not cure varicose veins, but they are some short-term alternatives to prevent your veins from getting worse.
What are compression stockings?
Compression stockings are specially made and prescribed to apply a certain amount of pressure on the veins in your legs. Wearing them helps your blood vessels work better to prevent the pooling of blood. They can also provide relief from symptoms such as aching legs, swelling, and inflammation.