Varicose veins affect millions of people around the world. Typically, they are caused by weakened vein walls, which ultimately cause the veins to augment and stretch. For those who have or are on the verge of inheriting varicose veins should anticipate that the experience is different for everyone. If you are someone who is experiencing veins that are bulging, painful or are aesthetically bothersome, you may be a candidate for varicose vein treatment. Without the proper treatment, varicose veins can lead to leg trauma, weight gain, pregnancy risks and/or prolonged sitting and standing that can affect your everyday routine. Here are four common questions to ask yourself to see if you are a candidate for varicose veins treatment:
Pain: swelling or burning
Heaviness or tiredness
Burning or tingling sensations
Skin texture changes
Enlarged or bulged veins
Swollen veins/warm to the touch
Genetics may play a vital role for the likelihood of developing varicose veins as it can be a hereditary trait. The chances of inheriting varicose veins will increase if a close family member has them as well.
Avoiding extended periods of sitting/standing
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, you may be a possible candidate for varicose vein treatment. Please contact our office at (206) 525-8346 to schedule an appointment or to receive more information about varicose vein treatment.
Do you think you have varicose veins? Trust the experts at Via Vascular. Our doctors offer minimally invasive varicose vein treatment in Seattle, including EVLT and microphlebectomy. Schedule an appointment today to find out if you are a candidate for treatment by calling Via Vascular at (206) 525-8346 or by filling out our online contact form.
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