What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are damaged, swollen veins. They appear twisted and bulging, often like cords on your legs. Any superficial vein may become varicosed, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs. That’s because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body.
Varicose veins occur when the valves in the veins do not work properly, so the blood does not flow effectively back to the heart. Both men and women can suffer from varicose veins and often have a multitude of symptoms that they don’t even realize is related to their varicose veins or venous disease. The most common cause of undiagnosed leg pain is varicose veins and venous insufficiency.
What are Common Varicose Vein Symptoms?
- Swelling of the ankles
- Cramping, burning, throbbing or pain in your legs
- An achy or heavy feeling in your legs
- Itchiness of the skin around your veins
- Changes in skin color
- Tired, fatigued legs
Benefits of Varicose Vein Treatments with sclerotherapy
- Improved circulation
- More energy in the legs
- Prevention of skin ulcers, bleeding and superficial blood clots
How much do Varicose Vein Treatments Cost?
Varicose vein treatments are covered by MSP if you suffer from any symptoms as treatment will prevent worsening of the disease and complications as you get older. The medication used to treat varicose veins is covered by most extended health plans. A referral from you doctor is necessary to be assessed and treated by Dr. Lili Nasseri.
Normally, veins return blood from the rest of your body to your heart, so the blood can be recirculated. To return blood to your heart, the veins in your legs must work against gravity. Varicose veins may be caused by weakened valves (incompetent valves) within the veins that allow blood to pool in your veins instead of traveling to your heart.