What is a varicose vein?

There are different types of veins in your body. Some examples are deep and superficial. Depp veins are centrally located and carry a majority of your blood back to your heart. Superficial veins carry a small portion of your blood and are located closer to your skin.

Varicose or spider veins form because of faulty valves in a superficial vein. The pressure from the excess blood can cause the vein to swell and be painful.
Signs of venous disease other than visual can be your legs swelling at the end of the day. If when you elevate your feet, or when you wake up in the morning and they are back to normal size, chances are you have some type of venous disease.

Many times, varicose veins have a common link to your heredity.

The good news is varicose veins or spider veins are easily treated.
Your diagnosis may begin with an ultrasound. Two treatment options involve injecting a chemical agent to close the vein or using heat to seal the effected vein(s).

Both treatment options are done at our office in less than hour and there is no downtime for you!

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