If you are struggling with the presence of varicose veins on your legs, you might want to consider Venefit™ as a treatment option. Letting these veins go can not only mean your appearance suffers, but you could also be putting yourself at risk for health problems as well.

Varicose veins form in the legs when the blood begins to back up and pool inside the vessels. This happens because the valves that are there to prevent a backwards flow stop working as they should. Because the blood in the legs is often pumped against the flow of gravity, the failure of these one-way valves will allow it to go backwards between beats of the heart. This is what causes the pooling. When the blood pools in the veins, extra pressure is placed against the vessel walls. They will expand and enlarge as a result. The end result is the formation of varicose veins.

As far as the appearance is concerned, varicose veins look like large, blue streaks that are under the skin. As if this was not bad enough, they can also cause the skin to bulge out in places due to their size. Many people seek treatment for appearance reasons alone. Others do so to eliminate the uncomfortable symptoms that can be produced by varicose veins.

Varicose veins frequently cause swelling of the lower parts of the legs and ankles. This happens more to people who spend a large portion of their day on their feet. These individuals usually notice that the swelling becomes worse later in the day. Those who have jobs or other daily routines that require them to remain seated in a stationary position are likely to have similar symptoms.

Other symptoms caused by varicose veins include aching and burning, especially in the area in which the veins are located. There can also be a significant amount of numbness, itching and tingling that make daily living difficult at times.

If you have varicose veins, you are at more of a risk for developing blood clots than you would be if you did not have the condition. These clots can form in the vessels near the surface. They can also form in deeper veins from a condition known as deep vein thrombosis. These clots are much more likely to travel to the heart and lungs, where they can do some serious damage or even be fatal. Therefore, if you have varicose veins, you should have them evaluated by our doctor, with whom you can discuss treatment options.

Venefit™ is an effective method for eliminating varicose veins. It is an excellent alternative to the traditional vein stripping surgery because it can be done in the comfort of our office as an outpatient procedure. There is no downtime required for recovery, and there are few side effects.

Dr. Wieters and his team at The Vein Center in Mount Pleasant can help you determine if Venefit™ can work for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for varicose vein removal!

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