Varicose veins are unsightly and can be painful. Generally they are caused as a result of veins being exposed to high pressure over a longer period of time. These spidery looking veins develop from weakened vein walls and when vein valves clog up. This means that when the vein valves don’t function as they should, the blood cannot flow properly and as a result begins to flow backwards and pools in the veins. Because of this, pressure builds up where veins become enlarged, weakened and twisted, as a result the veins become more and more visible.
The treatment used for varicose veins will obviously depend on the patient however, the most common surgical treatment includes surgical vein stripping laser surgery and endoscopic vein surgery which are tailored to each individual. It’s possible that some patients may receive a combination of treatments and most would participate in some sort of self-care therapies as well.
Wearing elasticised compression stockings, regular exercising, and where necessary weight loss among other things can be helpful in easing discomfort and prevent varicose veins from worsening. There are many centres around the world that cater for sufferers. Patients can seek professional spider vein treatment in Phoenix as well as other states in the US that are in your region.