We tend not to think of our veins until a problem develops. Vein problems can be attributed to spider veins, varicose veins, or other types of vascular disease. Complicated varicose veins, or chronic venous disease, can often appear like twisted, bulging red or blue ropes that can be swollen and raised above the skin surface. Varicose veins are found predominantly on the legs – backs of knees, backs of calves or the inside of the leg. During pregnancy, varicose veins can also occur in the vulva. These enlarged veins, if left untreated, may cause painful symptoms including bruising, burning, throbbing, tiredness, or heaviness in the legs – affecting quality of life for many.
Up to 50% of women and 40% of men in the United States suffer from vein disease. Varicose veins affect:
- nearly 50% of people who are over the age of 50
- pregnant women
- those with occupations that require long periods of standing
- those with a medical history of vein problems
Varicose vein symptoms can worsen over time and in severe cases, can lead to swollen ankles, skin discoloration and ulceration.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
(Good Blood Flow in Vein Valve)
(Bad Blood Flow in Vein Valve)
Varicose veins are caused by unhealthy or weakened valves inside the veins. Vein valves can become damaged from natural stretching or weakening from the pressure of blood flowing through the veins. If the valves become weak, blood can collect in your legs and pressure builds up, causing the veins to become large, twisted and weak. Varicose veins often appear through the skin on a person’s legs as blue, bulging and twisted veins; in some cases the veins may be raised or stand out on the surface of the skin.1
Varicose Veins Treatment that We Provide
Before Varicose Veins Treatment
After Varicose Veins Treatment
Varicose Veins can be treated to prevent them from getting worse. Trusting your varicose veins treatment to board certified, vascular specialists makes all the difference.
Our physicians are interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons who have a deep understanding of vein problems and are specially trained in treating venous insufficiency leading to complicated varicose veins. The vein specialists at Azura Vascular Care have treated thousands of patients nationwide who are suffering from painful varicose veins. Our physicians are known for successfully treating cases where varicose veins come back after previous treatment elsewhere.
If your condition is severe, rest assured, physicians at Azura Vascular Care are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease and offer the following minimally invasive varicose vein treatments in a safe, comfortable outpatient setting*:
*Procedures available vary by center location
How We Can Help You With Varicose Veins Treatment
At Azura Vascular Care, we deliver far more than our patients expect. We bring our full range of medical capabilities and service excellence to every patient, every visit at each of our centers nationwide. When you visit one of our freestanding, outpatient vascular centers for varicose veins treatment you will experience an easy scheduling process and meet with a team of medical professionals dedicated to providing you with excellent outcomes and a quick recovery.
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