If you are the victim of varicose veins, you know how frustrating they can be. You can’t stand the sight of bulgy, blue lines wriggling across your legs. Worse yet, they ache all of the time. Your legs feel so heavy that they are dragging all day long. Your varicose veins are keeping you from doing what you want to do. You’ve heard that you should walk to deal with your condition, but all you want to do is rest your legs on the couch. Fortunately, you have treatment options. Sclerotherapy, for example, is a simple treatment option that can help you to eliminate your unwanted veins.
A Look at Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is a minor procedure that takes place in the comfort of our office. The first step is to identify the location of the unwanted veins. The next step is to inject a solution into the affected veins. The solution causes the vein to collapse so that blood can no longer flow through it. Your blood will find another healthy vein to continue on its way. Over time, your treated veins will be replaced by healthy tissue and you will no longer have to stare at a bothersome vein.
This is one of the easiest ways to deal with varicose veins. You won’t have downtime or have to deal with incisions from surgery. Be patient and you will see a considerable improvement after your treatment.
What Can You Do to Avoid Varicose Veins in the Future?
Varicose veins are caused by faulty valves in your veins. The valves are supposed to close after the blood travels through the vein in order to avoid backflow. In a varicose vein, the valve doesn’t close and blood travels backwards, forming a pool. Eventually, the vein begins to bulge. Choosing a diet that is low in sodium, avoiding smoking and getting regular exercise can strengthen your legs. Stronger legs will mean stronger veins. As you improve your circulation, you will be able to stave off more varicose veins in the future.
Learn More About Your Treatment Options
Don’t let another day go by as you struggle with varicose veins. Make an appointment at Cardiology Consultants of Southwest Florida to come in and discuss your treatment options with our specialist. Sclerotherapy is just one of the options we have available for varicose vein removal at our office in Fort Myers. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!