You don’t know how it happened. One day you looked down at your legs only to see bulging veins popping up here and there. You tried skin creams, walking more, cutting back on salt and compression stockings. Nothing has worked. They’re just becoming more noticeable. It’s to the point that you don’t want anyone else to see your legs because you are so embarrassed. Worse yet, you are starting to feel discomfort. There’s a dull aching in your legs that never goes away. You’re afraid your bulging leg veins are going to hold you back from doing the things that you love to do. It’s time to do something about it. Scheduling a vascular screening at our office is a good place to start.
What Happens During a Vascular Screening?
If you are dealing with bulging leg veins, you need to see a vein specialist. When you come to our office for your appointment, our team of professionals will discuss your symptoms and your medical history. Your legs will be evaluated. Expect a combination of a physical examination and the use of ultrasound technology to get a complete picture of what is going on with your veins. While there are clearly issues with the veins that you can see on the surface of your legs, it is likely you have concerns beneath the surface as well.
When you have varicose veins, your veins are not doing their job properly. There are valves in the veins that are supposed to close after the blood passes through on its return trip to the heart. For victims of varicose veins, these valves are not closing. This allows some blood to flow backwards, creating a pool of blood in the affected veins. As the blood continues to collect, the vein will bulge. This problem isn’t going to go away without intervention.
What Kind of Treatment Options Do You Have?
There are many choices when it comes to varicose vein treatments. You can opt for sclerotherapy in which a special solution is injected into your vein. It causes the vein to collapse and eventually be absorbed by the body. Laser and ultrasound treatments can have a similar effect. It all depends on your unique situation. Our medical professional will be able to advise you concerning the best option for you. Once you have had treatment, you can prevent future varicose veins by strengthening your legs with exercise. Keep your salt intake to a minimum. You can also try compression stockings.
Schedule Your Vascular Screening Today
The best thing you can do about your varicose veins is to take action. Set up a consultation with our specialist at Premier Vein Institute to discuss your problem veins. Our team can develop a personalized treatment plan after evaluating your veins. Remember that this problem is not going to go away by itself. It will only get worse until you choose to solve the problem with a little help from our vascular specialist. We have offices in Tampa, Riverview and Lakeland. Contact us today to book your vascular screening.