You never thought varicose veins would get the best of you. You thought varicose veins would only strike if you slowed down, but you were wrong. Varicose veins are caused by a faulty valve in your vein. The valve is supposed to close automatically after blood travels through the vein to make its way to the heart. In a varicose vein, the valve doesn’t close. When this happens, some of your blood travels in the wrong direction. It starts to pool until your vein bulges. It’s a problem that won’t resolve itself. Our doctor may first recommend compression stockings and reduced salt in your diet to improve your circulation. Walking is recommended as well. However, this won’t fix the vein that has a faulty valve. In time, varicose veins only get worse. If you want to get rid of the problem vein, you’re going to need a little extra help from our vein specialist. Consider sclerotherapy.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is one of the most common approaches used to treat varicose veins. It is a simple treatment that is effective in eliminating these problem veins. Our vein specialist will identify your varicose veins. A special solution will then be injected into the vein. This substance is intended to make the vein’s wall collapse. When it collapses, it is sealed off. Blood cannot pass through this vein again and will travel to other veins in your body. You will be sent on your way after your treatment with aftercare instructions.
If you do not treat your varicose veins, they will only get worse over time. They can make your legs ache and feel like they are dragging. They also become larger and more pronounced. If you don’t want to deal with this problem anymore, sclerotherapy can help.
Ask Our Doctor About Sclerotherapy
If you are tired of trying to maintain your varicose veins and want them to go away, you need to see our specialist at Cardiology Consultants of Southwest Florida. When you are looking for a minimally-invasive, tried and true solution for varicose veins, sclerotherapy works. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation at our office in Fort Myers!