Varicose veins have lost their ability to recirculate blood in the legs. Gravity then causes the blood to pool, resulting in a high blood concentration within the vein, bulging beneath the skin and a bluish-purple or red appearance. It can cause general discomfort for an individual in the form of swelling, itching, throbbing or leg […]
Management of Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that results from dysfunctional vein valves in the legs. These valves are responsible for sending blood back toward the heart, but they can wear with time. When these vein valves can no longer transport blood upward, fluid pools in the legs. At this point, patients may find ulcers, varicose veins or […]
Common Complications of Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are a sign of unhealthy circulation that can affect your legs. These visible veins may result in swelling, itchiness and constant pain. Varicose veins can also cause deep vein thrombosis (DVT), as well as other serious skin changes and health problems. When you have varicose veins, it’s critical to understand their impacts so that […]
What’s the Process of Sclerotherapy and Will It Hurt?
Do you have painful varicose veins or want to eliminate the look of spider veins on your thighs, calves, ankles, feet? You aren’t alone. Varicose veins will affect nearly 20% of adults in the U.S. at one point during their lives. At Central Florida Vein and Vascular Center, our highly trained, board-certified surgeons will help you determine […]
What Is Sclerotherapy? Sclerotherapy is a tried and true method for eliminating painful varicose or unwanted spider veins. It is a non-invasive, generally painless, quick outpatient medical treatment with incredibly high success rates — around 80 to 90%.
Will Allergies Impact Sclerotherapy?
Are you considering sclerotherapy for your varicose or spider veins but are concerned about allergic reactions? Sclerotherapy is a non-invasive and safe method for treating and reducing the look of varicose and spider veins. However, as with any other medical treatment, there are potential side effects to consider, including the possibility of an allergic reaction […]
Medications During Sclerotherapy
Medications During Sclerotherapy Do you have painful varicose or unwanted spider veins but are unsure what’s causing them? At Central Florida Vein and Vascular Center, we can help. Varicose and spider veins occur when the valves in your veins become too weak to circulate all of the blood in your extremities back toward your heart, […]
What Is the Success Rate of Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are rope-like veins that can no longer recirculate blood, typically found in the legs. As blood movement ceases, the veins bulge and overflow as the new blood comes in and pools with the old. The result can cause itching, throbbing, swelling and leg heaviness. Laser treatment for varicose veins is becoming much more […]