Varicose Veins — You Are Not Alone
Varicose veins affect an estimated 40% of women and 25% of men. Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close, allowing blood to return back to your heart. When the valves do not function properly, blood may begin to pool and build up pressure, resulting in weak, enlarged and painful veins. Fortunately, treatment is available…
Conservative Therapies, such as exercise, compression stockings, leg elevation, and over-the-counter analgesics are typically recommended before any surgical intervention. In fact, most insurance companies require up to 3 months of conservative treatment before approving any minimally invasive vein surgery.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins can be caused by a variety of factors, and the extent of the symptoms varies from person to person. Some of the more common causes of varicose veins include long periods of standing or sitting, pregnancy, obesity, menopause, age, and more.
At VSA, we may recommend the following treatment options:
- ClosureFast™ Procedure
- Varithena™ (Polidocanol injectable foam)
- Venaseal™ Closure System
- VenaCure EVLT™
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy
- Compression Stockings