A common condition that occurs in both men and women is varicose veins. This medical condition occurs whenthe valves in the veins malfunction and blood begins to pool in the veins. This causes the veins to swell and become enlarged. As a result the veins have a dark blue appearance are easily visible from the surface of the skin. This most often occurs in the veins of the legs and ankles but can occur in other parts of the body as well. There are three major causes for varicose veins: genetics, pregnancy, andthrombophlebitis.Some other causes include standing for extended periods of time and having increased pressure in the abdomen.
Varicose veins usually do not usually have any symptoms. Some cases, however,include swelling, itchiness, and an overall fatigued feeling in the legs, especially after an extendedamount of sitting or standing. Other more severe symptoms include major swelling and pain in addition to skin changes, which include scaling, inflammation, and color changes. And finally, varicose veins can lead to open sores resulting in bleeding. In some cases, varicose veins can be a sign of a blockage in the deeper veinscalleddeep vein thrombosis. This is a potentially serious condition that may require treatment.
People decide to undergo vein treatments in Minneapolis for this condition, either for aesthetic or functional reasons. Patients have many treatment options available at their disposal. They include home treatments such as compression stocking,propping up one’s feet to encourage blood flow, exercise, and avoiding long periods of sitting or standing. There are also many surgical treatments for more severe and complex cases such as sclerotherapy, laser vein treatment in Minnesota, radiofrequency, and surgery to tie or remove the vein. Most of these treatments do not require anesthesia and the ones that do are performed on an outpatient basis. These treatments work byremoving the vein entirely or sealing the vein off.
Like any other surgical procedure, there are risks associated with surgical treatment for varicose veins.. Current treatment options are effective, however varicose veins may return. Most insurance companies do not cover the cost of aesthetic varicose vein treatment but if symptoms do occur, insurance is more likely to cover the cost of the procedures. Prospective candidates for surgical treatment of varicose veins should fully research their options and decide if these treatments are best for their condition. They should also consult with a qualified physician who has extensive experience in vein treatment
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