Varicose veins on the legs and ankles are usually not dangerous to your health at first. But if they are left untreated, they can lead to serious health issues, such as blood clots. In the past, invasive surgery with a long recovery period was the only solution. Today, there are non-surgical treatments that can remove varicose and spider veins completely, giving you smooth legs again. Men and women seek vein treatment at our office for a number of reasons.
Varicose and spider veins can cause you to think about your appearance most of the time. When you purchase new clothes or when you want to go outside, you may think about how to cover your veins. By seeking vein treatment, you can remove the embarrassment along with the veins. You will feel better about your appearance and gain self-confidence not to mention have more fun outside.
Remove Painful Symptoms
Varicose veins come with several unpleasant and painful symptoms. You may not have every symptom possible, but even a combination of two or three can seriously affect your life. Some of the uncomfortable symptoms are:
• Aching in the lower legs
• Tired legs in the evening
• Swelling around the lower legs, ankles and feet
• Cramping in the calves at night
• Restless leg shaking
• Intense itching and burning
When your veins are not working properly sending blood back to the heart, the blood pools in the veins, causing varicose veins. Once the affected vein is removed, your circulation improves because all of the blood is flowing and none is stagnant.
Prevent Serious Consequences
If your varicose veins are not treated, the blood that has pooled will begin to build pressure. Since the skin is thin, the slightest bump can cause profuse bleeding that may be difficult to stop and require admission to a hospital. This wound causes ulcers that may not heal for months. When this occurs, there is a great risk of developing an infection in the wounds.
Today, surgery with the possibility of scarring and a long recovery is not the only option. Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive treatment that can remove the problematic vein completely without scars or a long recovery time. There are also ablation treatments that are minimally-invasive, safe and effective.
Certain illnesses can be worsened by the presence of varicose veins. Diabetes, heart disease, peripheral neuropathy, high blood pressure and liver or kidney disease are a few examples of conditions that can become worse because of poor circulation. You may have a higher risk of developing blood clots that lead to limb removal, stroke or heart attack.
When you talk to our specialist at Canada Vein Clinics, you can express your concerns about your varicose and/or spider veins. They will be thoroughly examined and a customized treatment may be prescribed. Whatever your reasons for seeking vein treatment, the bottom line is you want to improve your health and appearance. Contact us today to book an appointment at one of our offices in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans, Vaughan, Kawartha Lakes, Dartmouth, Halifax or Moncton.