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5 Reasons To Visit A Varicose Veins Treatment Center

May 25, 2021

If you suffer from varicose veins, you might think the best solution is to wear pants and avoid swimming pools, but the bumpy and knotted veins in your legs are much more than just a cosmetic concern. In fact, if left untreated, varicose veins can lead to several health concerns that could cause you far more discomfort than avoiding bare legs in the summertime.

Varicose veins are caused by a malfunction in the valves in your veins. They can develop for various reasons, especially aging. As you get older, your veins lose their elasticity and your blood can’t flow as easily against gravity in your legs. If this occurs, your blood will start to pool and can cause your veins to enlarge. The blue coloring is due to deoxygenated blood.

The good news is there are many treatment options available for anyone who’s dealing with varicose veins—both men and women. So, let’s explore the top 5 reasons why you should visit a varicose veins treatment center.

Why You Should Seek Varicose Veins Treatment

  1. Reduce your vulnerability to injury. Varicose veins stretch your skin, making it very thin and more susceptible to injury and bleeding. An injured varicose vein could lead to significant blood loss.
  2. Reduce your pain and soreness. Chronic and untreated varicose veins can lead to sores and skin ulcers that are very painful and don’t heal quickly.
  3. Reduce your risk of blood clots. Deep vein thrombosis is a condition that occurs when blood clots in a deeper vein. There might be symptoms, such as redness, pain and swelling, but the main concern of deep vein thrombosis is traveling blood clots, which could result in death.
  4. Improve the appearance of your legs. Yes, it’s a superficial reason, but if you treat your varicose veins, then you can avoid the cosmetic complaints of knotty and bumpy blue veins.
  5. Insurance might cover your procedure. Since varicose veins are recognized as a medical condition, the treatment is often covered under insurance plans.

More Reasons To Get Varicose Veins Treated

You’ll also be happy to hear that many of the treatments are minimally invasive. Oftentimes your vein specialist will use a local anesthetic, and almost all vein conditions are treated with outpatient procedures. This includes spider vein treatments.

The bottom line is that you don’t have to live with the effects of vein disease. So, if you’re dealing with varicose veins and spider veins — stop. Visit a varicose veins treatment center or a vein clinic and let today’s cutting-edge technology take care of them.

North Ohio Heart - Varicose Vein Overview

If you want to learn more about the causes of varicose veins and the threat they can pose to your health, check out our free infographic.

Varicose Veins Infographic