Although they can appear at any age, they become more common as you age. Varicose veins usually look like swollen or twisted veins that are visible on your legs, arms or on another area of your body. They often appear blur or purple, making them very obvious under your skin.
Your first concern may be about the way they look. These bulging veins can make you feel embarrassed and self-conscious in public. But sometimes varicose veins can be painful or be accompanied by heavy, itchy, and burning sensations. Whether you feel pain and other symptoms or not, you’re advised to have your varicose veins checked out by a trained New Jersey medical professional.
Along with twisted or bulging veins, you may have other vein problems at the same time, such as spider veins. The smaller, milder cousin of varicose veins, spider veins are small, thin veins that look like spiderwebs or tree branches on the surface of your skin. You’d be doing yourself a disservice to conclude that your vein problems:
Because visible veins may signal a deeper medical issue, you shouldn’t ignore them or self-diagnose their cause. Left untreated, varicose veins can develop medical consequences that do demand attention. Get a professional opinion from the experienced vein specialist at Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey.
It’s possible that practicing self-care may help prevent possible complications that can develop from untreated varicose veins. Wearing compressions stockings, elevating your legs while you’re sitting or lying down, exercising to lose weight are all actions that help improve your condition. Still, it’s always best to first undergo a consultation with an doctor to ensure that you don’t have any underlying diseases causing your bulging veins.
If you practice self-care methods on your own, without the watchful care of an experienced vein specialist, you may inadvertently trigger serious health-related complications. Possible complications of untreated damaged veins include:
Because of the possibility of these complications, varicose veins are sometimes dangerous. Even if complications don’t develop, when vein problems cause discomfort and pain. Additionally, they can affect your quality of life. And yet, varicose veins are relatively easy to correct.
Unsightly or painful veins are treatable, sometimes with lifestyle changes and self-care practices done at home, as recommended by your New Jersey vein doctor. Staying active with regular exercise such as swimming or cycling helps to improve your circulation, which strengthens your veins. Stronger veins help you avoid health problems by preventing serious complications or new bulging veins from forming.
There are several different treatment options available at Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey. If you’re experiencing discomfort, have cosmetic concerns or your doctor is concerned about possible complications, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Minimally invasive and non-invasive treatment options are painless and may include:
Whether you have concerns about varicose veins, spider veins, venous insufficiency or any other vein problems, schedule an appointment. A consultation with Dr. Dmitry Gorelik at one of his three northern New Jersey offices in Parsippany, Old Bridge or Sayreville provides more information about your current condition, as well as the options for your next steps.
Dr. Gorelik goes over the best options for treatment, usually removal of your problem veins, and ensures you’re out of danger. Most procedures are done at the doctor’s office on an outpatient basis. Recommended treatments lead to visible results within a few weeks. Don’t postpone seeking expert advice for your problem veins. They may be dangerous!