We have two types of blood vessels: arteries and veins. The arteries draw blood from the heart, and the veins carry blood from the entire body to the heart. While we have only one set of arteries, there are two sets of veins in the arms and legs: the deep system and the superficial system. To overcome the force of gravity, within the veins are one-way valves that open to allow blood to flow to the heart, and close to prevent "backflow" of blood into the body. When these valves don't work, blood can begin to pool in the vein and cause a variety of problems and complications.
Spider veins are small, threadlike veins that are most often seen on the surface of the skin. While many people seek treatment for spider veins for cosmetic reasons, spider veins can also cause considerable discomfort that requires therapy.
Varicose veins are large, rope-like veins that are often 1/4 "or more in diameter. Varicose veins generally increase in size over time and can cause considerable pain and complications if left untreated. Symptoms Typical include heaviness, pain, swollen legs, burning sensation, cramps, itching, dry skin, changes in skin color, ulcers and non-healing wounds.Varicose veins can cause significant bleeding, clot formation and infections. There is an association between the condition called "restless leg syndrome" and varicose veins.
Why do people develop varicose veins?
The most important vein disease is heredity. Approximately 70% of all varicose vein patients have parents with a similar condition. Pregnancy, especially multiple pregnancies, is a contributing cause of vein disease. Other factors include age, obesity, and jobs that require long periods of permanence. If you're concerned about how your legs look and feel, and preventative measures haven't stopped your condition from getting worse, it's time to seek medical attention. Timely consultation with a specialist avoids complications.
What happens if varicose veins are not treated?
Varicose vein disease has a natural tendency to progress. If not treated, it leads to swollen legs. Swollen tissues stretch; dries out the skin. Once the skin is overstretched, it breaks. Such areas of ruptures over time become ulcers. Ulcers can become infected and cause other serious complications. Also, untreated varicosities can bleed and form clots within them.
How quickly can I return to normal activity after Endo Laser Therapy?
On the day of the procedure, you are encouraged to take several short walks. The next day, you will be able to return to your normal activities. After a day, you can resume your normal activity, including your normal exercise routine.
What type of follow-up care will be provided?
You will be scheduled for a short follow-up ultrasound one week after your procedure. One month later, you will be asked to return for any necessary topical sclerotherapy.
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