Do you have varicose veins? This is a condition that impacts a lot of people all over the world.
They tend to be caused due to weak vein valves and walls. There are tiny one-way valves inside of your veins that open in order to let the blood through. These veins then close to stop the blood from flowing backwards. Sometimes, the veins lose their elasticity and the walls become stretched. This results in weakened vein valves. This can then result in blood leaking and flowing backwards. This results in the collection of blood in your veins, which end up being enlarged and swollen. This is how varicose veins occur.
The problem is, once the veins have become damaged, the condition gets worse and worse, as blood flows ever more inefficiently, putting greater strain on the veins and vessels.
What increases your chances of having varicose veins?
While a lot of people develop varicose veins for no apparent reason, there are a number of different things that can increase your likelihood of suffering from this condition. This includes being pregnant, having a job that involves standing for long periods of time, being overweight, older age, having a close family member that has varicose veins, and being female. Research indicates that women are more likely to experience this than men because their hormones tend to make the valves more prone to leaking through relaxing the walls.
Get your varicose veins checked out as soon as possible
No matter your reason for having varicose veins, you should definitely get them checked out as soon as possible. This is because your varicose veins can get worse and cause further problems. They may seem harmless now but it is not uncommon for people to experience itching, heaviness, swelling, discomfort, aching, and pain because of their condition. Moreover, because blood does not flow properly, it can cause there to be greater issues, for example, varicose veins can become very hard and painful. You are also at greater risk of experiencing bigger problems if you end up with any sort of skin condition that will cause blood flow issues, such as eczema.
By seeing a specialist in vein treatment, they will be able to carry out tests to determine the extent of the blood flow issues so that they can advise on the best course of treatment. This can give you complete peace of mind because you know that you have taken steps to protect yourself from any sort of serious health issues in the future.
The earlier the treatment, the better the outcome and faster the healing are likely to be.
Contact Vein Treatment Centre today
If you have varicose veins and you are wondering what sort of treatment options are available to you, look no further than Vein Treatment Centre. Instead of going down the traditional vein stripping surgery route, we offer EVLA , which is a laser varicose vein treatment with far better outcomes. We also offer ClariVein® – a new treatment which combines a mechanical with a chemical action to seal the vein off, plus Foam sclerotherapy an injectable treatment for smaller varicose veins or larger thread veins.
These treatments are available as ‘day case’ procedures in London clinics that are fully registered with the CQC:
- Harley Street
If you would like to find out more about the service that we provide or you are interested in booking a consultation, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We would be more than happy to help in any way that we can.
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