If you ask several different people who have varicose veins what their reasons are for seeking treatments to remove them, you should not be surprised if you get a number of different answers. Some people look for treatment options because they are unhappy with the way these veins look. Others may tell you about one or more symptoms they struggle with, and they want relief from the discomfort associated with the condition. People seek varicose vein removal for a variety of different reasons, and some people even have multiple reasons.
Fortunately for those who are struggling with the presence of varicose veins, there are a number of treatment options available. In fact, because a number of these treatments are non-invasive, many people who would otherwise just put up with the condition opt to have it treated instead.
Varicose veins begin to form as the result of blood pooling within the veins. It is most commonly the leg veins that are affected. When the blood begins to pool and back up, it causes added pressure to be exerted against the walls of the veins. This pressure then causes the veins to get larger, becoming varicose.
When they become visible through the skin, varicose veins often have an appearance similar to that of pieces of rope. This causes the skin to bulge out over the area in which the veins are located. Not only does this cause an uneven skin surface, but there can also be some discoloration of the skin as well. Varicose veins frequently look blue as they become visible through the skin.
The appearance of varicose veins can lead to a significant level of self-consciousness on the part of the individuals who have the condition. In many cases, this leads to a lower self-esteem. That, in turn, can negatively impact a person’s life. Consequently, seeking varicose vein removal for the sake of appearance is a common reason to seek treatment.
Whether or not the appearance of varicose veins impacts a person’s self-esteem, they often make life uncomfortable because of the symptoms they produce. Varicose veins can cause pain in many cases. People who have to spend much of the day on their feet may start to ache as the day progresses. Other people may notice some numbness and tingling in the areas around the varicose veins. Still, others may notice some swelling. When swelling occurs, it is usually in the lower parts of the legs and around the ankles. For individuals with these types of symptoms, varicose vein removal can make their days and nights more comfortable.
Some people with varicose veins are at a higher risk for developing blood clots. This is another common reason for seeking treatment. If you have the condition, you should let our team at Cardiology Consultants of Southwest Florida and The Vein Center know about your desire to have the varicose veins removed. You will be given an evaluation, and then a determination can be made of which treatment method is best. Many of the treatments can be done in a way that allows you to return to your normal life immediately. Our office is located in Fort Myers. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.