Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are large surface veins that become twisted and discolored, often leading to painful knots. You may have a propensity for developing varicose veins due to your family history, but they are preventable. Your doctors at the Medex Diagnostic and Treatment Center believe that prevention is always the best path to take. Don’t wait until varicose veins leave you immobilized. Visit the vein specialists in Queens, NY to learn healthy steps to take now to avoid the unsightly, painful condition. And if you do need treatment, there’s no better place than a multi-specialty practice like Medex. Call today.

Your veins carry deoxygenated blood to the heart. When it’s restored with sufficient oxygen from your lungs, it travels back through your body via arteries. Valves in the veins open and close to prevent the blood from flowing backward as the blood travels to your heart. When the valves become damaged or weakened, blood pools in that area and leads to spider veins and varicose veins.

Spider veins are a milder version of varicose veins. Symptoms may vary, but they rarely cause the same consequences as varicose veins. Both types of vein disorders create cosmetic concerns. Both varicose veins and spider veins are mostly avoidable by making lifestyle changes and closely following your vein specialist’s recommendations.

How Can You Prevent Varicose Veins?

The best way to prevent problem veins is to improve your muscle tone and circulation. Exercise is the most effective means to keep your veins and your entire body healthy. Strong muscles are especially important in your legs, where varicose veins are most prevalent. Muscle contractions act as super pumps to keep valves operating at top efficiency. And your circulation improves greatly with aerobic exercise.

Various risk factors increase your chances of developing varicose veins. But you can reduce those risks by taking preventative action. Ask your doctor at the Medex Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Queens, NY about your risks and the steps to take to prevent varicose veins. Risk factors include:

Symptoms That Accompany Varicose Veins

You may not show any symptoms from varicose veins; many people don’t. But you may notice the unsightly purple bulges on your legs. For most people, varicose veins also cause:

Untreated, varicose veins can lead to blood clots, skin ulcers, deep vein thrombosis and permanent skin color changes. Bleeding veins constitute a medical emergency for which you should seek immediate care. Varicose veins aren’t always dangerous, but they do lead to dangerous consequences.

What Are Treatments for Varicose Veins?

Your vein doctor may run a few tests to confirm the depth of your vein problems. Since varicose veins are so visible and painful, an accurate diagnosis isn’t difficult. At the Medex Diagnostic and Treatment Center, you have access to a number of effective treatments for varicose veins, such as:

Your physician in Queens always begins treatment with the least invasive home treatments. Even when medical intervention is required, the recommendations for preventing varicose veins still apply. Once you’ve had varicose veins or other vein disorders, your chances of developing them again increases significantly.

Follow your doctor’s orders when it comes to treating your veins properly. Contact the Medex Diagnostic and Treatment Center today to find out how to avoid the pain of varicose veins. Make an appointment to receive the most appropriate treatment and compassionate care.

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