Varicose veins affect as many as 35% of Americans. For those with pain and limited mobility due to varicose veins, the cardiology team at Premier Cardiology Consultants offers effective treatments on-site at their offices in New Hyde Park on Long Island, and Forest Hills, Rochdale, Jamaica, and Richmond Hill in Queens, New York. Whether you need compression stockings or a minimally invasive vein treatment, the staff provides comprehensive care and resources to prevent additional vein damage. Learn more about treatments available for varicose veins by calling the office nearest you today or by scheduling an appointment online.
Varicose veins are large, twisting leg veins that bulge out under the surface of your skin. These veins carry blood back to your heart but typically work harder than other veins because the blood must travel against gravity.
In healthy veins, valves work to keep blood flowing in the right direction. When these valves become damaged due to disease or the natural aging process, blood can flow backward and pool in the vein, causing it to enlarge.
Varicose veins don’t always cause symptoms, but some people experience issues like:
You may also feel heaviness in your legs and tire easily. If the blood in the affected vein clots, your vein may become hard and painful. It’s also possible that your varicose veins burst and bleed if the area suffers direct trauma.
After a physical exam of the affected veins, your Premier Cardiology Consultants doctor can determine the best course of treatment for alleviating pain and the noticeable bulge of the vein.
In some cases, wearing compression socks can relieve pain and help improve the blood circulation in your legs to prevent new varicose veins.
If existing varicose veins are painful and begin interfering with your mobility, your Premier Cardiology Consultants specialist may recommend ablation.
This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses laser technology or radiofrequency energy to destroy the affected vein and force blood to travel through healthier veins nearby.
Your Premier Cardiology Consultants doctor may also recommend sclerotherapy, another procedure to destroy the vein. This treatment involves injecting chemicals to break down painful varicose veins.
Over time, your body reabsorbs the treated vein and with the help of compression stockings, you can improve the overall health of your legs.
It’s also important that you maintain a healthy weight and get regular exercise to improve blood circulation.
If you have existing varicose veins that have become painful or you’re unhappy with the appearance of your legs because of twisted, bulging veins, call Premier Cardiology Consultants.
You can book an evaluation online today or call the office nearest you to schedule an appointment.