Varicose veins are tortuous, bulging, enlarged veins seen most often on legs. They vary in color from green, blue, or red depending on the size (3 mm or greater) and depth of the vein.
Considered by some to be a cosmetic concern, varicose vein disease is chronic and progressive. Without treatment they worsen with symptoms and health risks affecting your quality of life and ability to perform normal life activities. Whether you want relief for leg pain, to avoid health risks or the confidence to wear shorts again, Vein Specialists of the South offers you Better Veins for Life®.
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Are embarrassing varicose veins keeping you from wearing shorts?
- How to determine if your varicose veins are more than a cosmetic concern based on your symptoms and clinical exam?
- What you should expect at your vein specialists consultation?
- How Vein Specialists of the South can develop a customized treatment plan for you?
- What the treatment options are for your varicose veins?
- What results can you expect from your varicose vein treatment?
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Varicose Vein Symptoms
The symptoms of varicose veins are often vague leading to a delay in diagnosis. As your leader in comprehensive vein care, we are committed to education of patients like you and your healthcare professionals. If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment at Vein Specialists of the South:
- Bleeding Varicose Veins
- Blood Clots
- Heaviness or Fatigue
- Leg Cramps
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Skin Discoloration
- Skin Ulcers
- Throbbing, Burning, or Itching Pain
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What Causes Varicose Veins?
Veins have one-way valves that help push blood back towards your heart against the force of gravity when you are standing or sitting. When the valves stop functioning properly, blood pools in the veins within the leg. As the blood pools, the veins dilate resulting in visible varicose veins and symptoms.
Varicose Vein Risk Factors
Aging: As you age, your veins grow weaker and more susceptible to vein disease.
Heredity: Genetics is the number one contributing factor for developing vein disease.
Obesity: Anything that puts excessive pressure on the veins, such as obesity, can cause vein disease.
Gender: Women are more likely to develop vein disease than men.
Lifestyle: Sitting or standing for long periods of time can cause varicose veins.
Pregnancy: Pregnancy increases your risk for developing varicose veins.
Varicose Vein Treatment Options
Vein Specialists of the South offers the best treatments available for varicose veins. Dr. Harper has evaluated more than 18,000 patients since 2000. The Vein Specialists team are dedicated to providing innovative minimally invasive non-surgical office based procedures designed to give you BetterLooking® legs and Better Veins for Life®:
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