Many people put off getting treatment for their varicose veins because they believe varicose veins are simply a cosmetic problem. If they can be covered up with long pants or make-up, why see a doctor? Well, there are a lot of reasons.

Why Varicose Veins Can Signal a Serious Health Issue

Varicose veins that are left untreated can cause pain, swelling, and fatigue in the ankles or legs. In more serious situations, they can lead to spontaneous bleeding, superficial thrombophlebitis (an inflammation below the skin), venous leg ulcers, and blood clots.vein specialist

It’s essential that our veins work properly. They are the means by which de-oxygenated blood travels to the lungs and heart to receive oxygen and be pumped back out into the body. When blood is not moving through the body as it should, the tissues surrounding diseased vessels are stressed.

Vein Disorders Are More Dangerous for Some Than Others

Some people with vein disorders should not put off having their vein issues diagnosed because doing so could lead to serious health issues. These include:

  • People over 60 years old
  • Those who have a history of DVT
  • People who have been immobile for a long period, such as those who are bedridden
  • Obese individuals
  • Pregnant women and those who have recently given birth
  • People with blood-clotting conditions, malignancies, or infections

The vein specialists at VeinInnovations can determine the underlying cause of your varicose veins, discuss our many state-of-the-art treatments – including minimally invasive removal – and recommend the one or combination of treatments that is best for you. We offer a variety of vein treatments that are virtually pain-free and non-invasive or minimally invasive and have little or no recovery time. Call or contact us online to schedule an appointment at one of our three Atlanta-area vein treatment centers.