Sometimes unsightly and painful, varicose veins can become a real health problem that requires treatment. Usually located in the legs, varicose veins show noticeable enlargement due to the pressure caused by increased blood flow and prolonged standing and sitting postures.
Your risk of developing varicose vein is increased by jobs and occupations that require long periods of sitting or standing, pregnancy, a family history of varicose veins, and being overweight. These circumstances can damage leaflet valves in your veins, which help blood flow from your extremities to your heart. When these valves don’t work properly, blood can flow backward, causing veins to become enlarged and painful.
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Varicose veins can become a problem when their appearance worsens and when associated sensation and pain develops.
Their appearance can be:
- Dark blue, purple or red
- Bulging and chord-like
Discomfort can include:
- Aching and a feeling of heaviness
- Itching near or above the vein
When varicose veins cause distress or discomfort, the physicians at Jefferson Surgical Clinic can treat them with a highly effective process known as endovenous laser ablation. This procedure can greatly reduce swelling as well as alleviate pain and discomfort. Endovenous laser ablation does not require anesthesia and recovery time is minimal.
For effective varicose vein treatment in the Roanoke, Virginia area, schedule a consultation with one of our vascular surgeons. Call the Jefferson Surgical Clinic at 540-283-6000.