Varicose veins can impact a person’s life in several ways. They can have a psychological impact on a person due to lowered self-esteem because of their appearance. People who worry about how they look in the eyes of other people may have trouble accepting the impact varicose veins have on their appearance. Consequently, these individuals may change the way they dress to hide their varicose veins. Appearance is one of the reasons many people who have this condition seek treatment to eliminate them. Over time, the condition is more likely to become worse without treatment.
People varicose veins frequently experience pain and discomfort as well, that usually gets worse as the day goes on. The pain can be worse for people who must stand for much of the day, as well as those who must remain in a stationary posture for a long time. Other symptoms produced by the condition can include numbness, tingling, and itching. Without treatment, these symptoms are not likely to diminish on their own. On the contrary, it is much more likely that the level of discomfort will increase as time goes on.
In addition to the risk of the symptoms becoming worse over time if varicose veins are left untreated, new problems that were not present early on can develop. One such problem is the increased risk of developing blood clots. Varicose veins are caused in part by blood that begins to pool in the veins. Consequently, this pooling can lead to clots if the condition continues to go untreated. In addition to clots that develop in the veins that are close to the surface, deep vein thrombosis can occur. This is when a clot occurs in a vein that is located in deeper tissue. These clots are more dangerous because there is a greater chance of them breaking free and traveling to the lungs.
Fortunately, Premier Vein Institute offers a variety of minimally-invasive treatments such as: Microphlebectomy, Sclerotherapy, and Ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy, to name a few. These can be done in the comfort of our doctor’s office in Lakeland, Riverview, or Tampa. These treatments also require little to no downtime. It is crucial to get varicose veins treated in order to avoid venous diseases that can be caused by leaving them untreated for too long. Our team is ready to help assist you with any questions or concerns you have regarding your condition.
If you have varicose veins, you should seek an evaluation from our team of professionals, who can explain the benefits of getting your varicose veins treated. You can also get recommendations as to which of the available treatment methods are likely to bring you the most favorable results. Don’t wait any longer dealing with the painful symptoms of varicose veins. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our Lakeland, Riverview, or Tampa offices!