Varicose veins affect you more than cosmetically. While they are obviously unsightly bulges on the legs or arms, they may also throb and ache. Varicose veins can indicate problems with blood flow that could lead to more complications. To get the best treatment for varicose veins, call to schedule an appointment at the Vein Care Center, with offices in New York City and New Jersey. Don’t wait to call for a vein consultation.
When your veins have faulty valves, varicose veins develop in your superficial or surface veins. This is a knot of bulging, twisted or swollen veins. The faulty valve problem can happen anywhere in the arms or legs, but it is most common in the lower legs. About 23 percent of U.S. adults have varicose veins, with women being the most at risk.
The veins in the body return deoxygenated blood back to the heart and lungs. This blood flows into the veins from capillaries. To maintain the flow of blood in one direction, veins have valves that function to keep blood flowing back towards the heart. With damaged valves, blood can pool in certain areas, causing varicose veins.
If you notice a knot of purple veins on your legs, get a vein consultation from the vein specialists at the Vein Care Center in New York City and throughout New Jersey. The vein doctors in NYC, led by Dr. Jonathan Arad, use the latest medical approaches for varicose vein treatment.
Varicose veins may not be painful, but they can still affect your quality of life in different ways. Learn how to get rid of varicose veins by getting a consultation from a vein specialist because:
If you have noticed a lump developing on your legs or any other part of your skin, a visit to a vein doctor lets you discover if you have an underlying condition contributing to the varicose veins. The team at the state-of-the-art Vein Care Center uses the latest equipment for diagnosis and an individualized treatment approach.
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Some indications that you could be a suitable candidate for varicose vein treatment include:
Any physical changes in the vein’s anatomy that affects the smooth flow of blood to the heart can cause varicose veins. Common causes of varicose veins include:
To determine what causes your varicose veins, the best doctor for varicose veins at the Vein Care Center examines your symptoms, carries out a physical examination and runs diagnostic tests like an ultrasound or doppler, before arriving at a correct diagnosis. The doctors can then offer the best treatment for your varicose veins.
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An early diagnosis by a vein specialist improves the chances of effective varicose vein treatment. Start early treatment when you first notice symptoms such as:
A vein specialist can distinguish between varicose veins vs. spider veins by their appearance. While varicose veins are large swollen veins, spider veins are small red or purple slightly swollen vessels visible through the skin.
While varicose veins can affect anyone, there are factors that increase the risk, including:
Women are at a higher risk for varicose veins than men. During your treatment for varicose veins, Dr. Arad and his team also consider these risk factors. Then they develop an interventional treatment plan designed to suit your lifestyle.
After reaching a diagnosis, your doctor may recommend a range of conservative methods for your varicose veins, such as:
If you don’t see a result even if you tried all these lifestyle changes, your doctor might recommend that you try more invasive treatment options, including:
If you had your varicose veins surgically removed, your doctor would usually provide you with the following post-treatment instructions:
Regardless of the cause of varicose veins, you can prevent them from occurring in the first place, or if they have already appeared, you can prevent them from exacerbating even further. Some simple preventative steps you can take at work and in everyday life include:
You can also prevent varicose veins by walking in a pool filled to the knee with 15 to 20 degrees cold water. Walking on the beach is also recommended.
The cost of treating varicose and spider veins is determined by a number of factors, including the type of procedure you need, the surgeon’s experience and qualifications, and the number of sessions required based on the severity of your condition.
Your initial consultation is usually covered by your insurance. A reference from your primary care doctor may be required for some plans. Your vein specialist will evaluate your health and determine whether treatment is required, after which they will securely email this information to your insurer for prior authorization. The records from your vein doctor are reviewed by a medical director at the insurance company to evaluate if the treatment is medically necessary. Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Molina, will cover varicose vein treatments deemed “medically necessary” but not “cosmetic” procedures.
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Many of these procedures result in the removal of the varicose vein. The best treatment for varicose veins depends on the individualized treatment plan developed by the team of doctors at the Vein Care Center. Dr. Arad, a board-certified surgeon, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins and other vein conditions. Contact the team today for effective vein treatment in New York City and New Jersey.