Take back your leg health, and your happiness
Varicose veins at their worst, are large, twisted veins that bulge above the surface of your skin – usually on your legs. The mild version? Green or purple veins just under the surface of your skin. No matter what form they take, varicose veins can make you feel self-conscious and insecure — often to the point that wearing shorts or dresses is out of the question.
If left untreated, varicose veins can progress to serious health issues such as ulcers and bleeding, even life-threatening conditions like blood clotting, or deep vein thrombosis (DVT). But they don’t have to get out of control. Vascular Surgery Medical Group can help.
Can varicose veins become serious?
In addition to their unsightly appearance, varicose veins can be painful, which can indicate a greater circulatory problem or a condition like venous insufficiency. This occurs when your leg veins fail to function properly, and can no longer return blood back to your heart. Some painful symptoms of varicose veins include:
- Leg pain that worsens after sitting or standing for a long time.
- Burning, throbbing, achy or heavy-feeling legs.
- Muscle cramping and swelling in the lower legs.
- Itching around one or more of your veins.
- Bleeding from varicose veins.
- Untreated varicose veins can progress to life-threatening blot clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Precisely diagnosing varicose veins with advanced ultrasound
Getting rid of your varicose veins starts with an accurate diagnosis. Our in-office diagnostic ultrasound will inform your treatment by:
- Confirming your diagnosis & your candidacy for treatment.
- Revealing underlying medical causes of your vein condition.
- Producing immediate results to inform your treatment.
- Supporting the timely, accurate treatment of your problem veins.
- Monitoring your post-treatment progress.
Advanced treatments for varicose veins
Once the doctors know the source of your varicose veins, they’ll create a treatment plan tailored to dissipate them, along with the uncomfortable symptoms they can cause. Your care may involve one of the following, minimally invasive treatments:
For more information about varicose vein treatments in the East Bay, or to schedule an appointment, call Vascular Surgery Medical Group at 510-357-4006 or 925-831-0101.
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