Dealing With Varicose Veins
Vein disease is progressive without treatment. Neglect can lead to the development of large varicose veins which become problematic over time, leading to increased pain, swelling or an inflammatory condition known as superficial thrombophlebitis.
In extreme cases, a clot may develop in a deeper vein in the affected limb. Called Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), this clot may obstruct the blood flow and cause damage to other vessels in the area, or it may break free and travel to the lungs, causing a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism.
A vein specialists can advise you if you have varicose veins or spider veins and which procedure is best. He or she may discuss the following treatments for varicose veins and spider veins with you:
Varicose Veins & Heart Disease: Schedule An Evaluation
While there seems to be no association between varicose veins and heart problems, varicose veins can be dangerous to your health and should be evaluated by a board-certified phlebologist right away to avoid severe pain, swelling or secondary complications such as blood clots and venous hypertension, which could indirectly lead to heart health concerns. Our vein specialists in Middle Georgia can evaluate, treat and offer prevention tips for your varicose veins and other venous related health problems.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our vein specialists. With locations in both Macon and Warner Robins, Vein Specialists of the South offers minimally invasive treatment options with fast recovery time and a bedside manner that can no other practice can compare to. We look forward to meeting you soon and helping you achieve better veins for life.