Varicose veins are enlarged veins that often appear as twisting, bulging veins above the surface of the skin. These veins are caused by a weakening of the valves inside the vein that are responsible for moving blood in a single direction back to the heart. Varicose veins are frequently accompanied by uncomfortable symptoms, including heaviness or achiness of the legs, fatigued legs by the end of the day or swelling in the lower legs, ankles or feet.
Varicose veins are likely a result of chronic venous insufficiency. This condition occurs when the veins cannot efficiently pump blood back to the heart and it begins to pool and reflux in the lower veins. Addressing the cause of the venous insufficiency, including removal of the varicose veins, is the best option in treating the condition.
Treatment for both varicose and spider veins needs to be tailored to the unique needs and medical history of each individual patient. Fortunately, there are many treatments for these conditions today that allow vein specialists to choose the best treatment option for each patient’s needs. For more information on how we can help you reduce the appearance and symptoms of your varicose and spider veins, contact our staff at Advanced Vein Care Center today.
If you are a sufferer of varicose veins, our friendly staff at the Springfield, MA office can be reached by phone to discuss your unique needs. Please give us a call at 413.732.4242 or use the form below.