Varicose Veins


 

The pain and suffering you undergo when you live with untreated varicose veins can limit your mobility.


And the cosmetic side effects to your once attractive legs can lead to embarrassment, lack of confidence and wardrobe limitations when you feel too self-conscious to wear shorts or a dress. Varicose veins don’t have to limit your lifestyle. With today’s top treatment options and the extensive experience of Dr. Dmitry Gorelik at the Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey, all your concerns vanish along with your visible veins. No one need suffer with unsightly, uncomfortable varicose veins.

Varicose veins are swollen and twisted veins that can appear anywhere in your body, but most often, they affect your legs. They’re usually considered a cosmetic problem, butthey’re sometimes uncomfortable and can lead to more serious vein problems, such as blood clotsor venous stasis ulcers. Varicose veins are usually blue or dark purple. Spider veinsare a milder form of varicose veins. Spider veins typically show up on your face, arms hands and feet. If you want to know how to get rid of varicose veins, there are self-care actions you can take that may help. It’s best, however, to get checked out first by your vein doctor at the Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey before you begin any at-home treatments. There, Dr. Dmitry Gorelik recommends varicose vein treatments designed specifically for you.

 

Symptoms of Varicose Veins

A sign that you may have varicose veins is the appearance of bulging or twisted veins on your legs or another part of your body. You may not experience any symptoms other than the unsightly appearance of these veins, or you may have other symptoms that make them more noticeable and uncomfortable, such as:

 Skin discoloration around a vein

 A heavy or aching feeling in your leg

 Burning, throbbing or swelling in your leg

 Itching near the affected vein

Your pain may worsen if you sit or stand in one position for a long period of time. Severe varicose veins may lead to long-term swelling and more serious tissue or skin problems including the development of sores and ulcers that don’t heal.

What CausesVaricose Veins?


Blood can collect in veins when the one-way valves that move blood toward the heart are weakened or damaged. The pooling of blood causes the veins to swell or twist. The veins furthest from the heart are often the ones affected, particularly the veins in the lower legs, because gravity makes it more difficult.Some risk factors increase yourchances of developing varicose veins, such as:

 A family history of varicose veins

 Obesity

 Pregnancy

 Sedentary lifestyle

The risk of developing varicose veins increases with age. Jobs that require standing for long periods of time also can contribute to the tendency to develop varicose veins. Women are more likely to experience issues with varicose veins than men because of hormonal changes related to puberty, menopause, hormone therapy or pregnancy.

Diagnosing Varicose Veins


To diagnose varicose veins, your New Jersey doctor does a complete medical history and physical exam. He examines your legs to check for swelling and discoloration. He’ll ask if you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, when the pain is most acute and when you first noticed the visible varicose veins. At the Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey,Dr. Gorelik relies on state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that may include a duplex ultrasound. This is a non-invasive test that uses sound waves to check how well your veins are functioning and whether you have any blood clots present.

 

Varicose Veins Treatment Options


Your doctor reviews the most appropriate options for varicose vein removal, taking into account your health as well as your cosmetic goals. If self-care methods don’t relieve varicose vein pain or if you’re self-conscious about the appearance of your veins, your vein specialist may recommend other forms of varicose vein treatment that may include:

 Sclerotherapy. This procedure involves the injection of a solution that scars and closes the veins. Treated veins fade within a few weeks.

 Laser treatment. Lasers are used to treat smaller veins by sending strong bursts of light into the vein, causing it to fade and disappear.

 Ambulatory phlebotomy. Your NJ doctor makes tiny incisions and removes superficial veins through the openings.

 Varicose vein surgery. There are several surgical options for varicose vein removal, such as endoscopic vein surgery. But surgery is always the last resort.

Treatment of varicose veins is usually done on an outpatient basis. Your vein doctor recommends the least invasive treatments whenever appropriate. Consistently practicing good lifestyle habits can help prevent new spider veins or varicose veins from developing.

How to Prevent Varicose Veins


You can take some specific actions to help prevent varicose veins and relieve the discomfort you experiencefrom swollen veins. Dr. Gorelik may suggest that you:

 Exercise regularly

 Maintain a healthy weight

 Wear compression stockings

 Change standing or sitting positions regularly

 Elevate your legs

 Avoid smoking

Good health habits such as eating a diet high in fiber and low in salt also are beneficial. Wear loose clothing whenever possible. And women should avoid wearing high heels. Follow the path to clear skin and pain-free mobility.Contact the Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey today. Early intervention means quicker recovery and fewer visible veins.

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Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 201-205-2969
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