The National Institutes of Health estimate that almost 60% of men and women suffer from unsightly bulging and painful varicose veins in the legs. You can easily get rid of your varicose vein problem by contacting Dr. Ryan Jones. His success rate of varicose vein treatment in Arizona is high.
Valves in your veins keep blood from running backward away from your heart, but when they fail your veins stretch, slowly leak into tissues, and cause swelling. Varicose veins are the result when the valves in your blood veins fail or become flabby and loose
You have the purple snake effect, and your varicose veins cramp or throb at night or after activities. Blood pools in your legs and causes your legs to feel heavy and leaden. Clear fluid from the loose and expanded vessels seep into tissues, and you experience chocked off circulation to the skin that can cause a rash or a painful ulcer. Varicose veins are unpleasant. They are not dangerous, and treatment for varicose veins is out-patients, efficient, and successful.
It’s not known why purple snake-like leg art happens, but it might a genetic tendency toward weak vein values, hormones, puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Standing for long periods and obesity can also cause unsightly veins in your legs. Taking birth control pills, progesterone, or estrogen supplements, can weaken your vein valves and change the circulation in your legs.
Varicose vein treatment in Arizona includes using ultrasound to look at the circulatory system of the leg. A two-dimensional picture can help doctors, like Dr. Ryan Jones in Arizona, determine the exact vein affected and what treatment is best to use.
Treatment sometimes includes a flexible metal rod inserted into the vein at a groin incision, passed through the vein and taken out at the other end. A metal cap is often screwed on, and the rod pulled back through the leg stripping the vein out through the groin incision. The circulatory system takes over, and the purple wormy mass eventually disappears.
This method of stripping varicose veins is still done, but varicose vein treatment in Arizona also includes a thin catheter inserted into the affected vein. Radio waves then heat the whole inside of the vein, radio waves shrink the collagen in the blood vessel wall, and the wall collapses. Within six to eight weeks the vein is reabsorbed. Anesthesia is used to make the procedure painless, and scarring is almost invisible.
Lasers can also get rid of varicose veins. Lasers send bursts of concentrated light into the vein, and the vein collapses. There is discomfort, but the doctor quickly cools off the skin.
Varicose vein treatment in Arizona may also include a technique call foam sclerotherapy. An emulsifier is agitated with air, turned into a foam and injected into the vein having problems. This foam gradually causes the walls to swell and stick together. Veins sticking together blocks off the vein, and soon the venous system takes over blood flow.
Another technique is ambulatory phlebotomy. A vein is extracted with a crochet-hook-like device. Its quick and there is no waiting for the vein to re-absorb. People often prefer this technique rather wait for the vein to reabsorb.
Prevention of Varicose Veins
The best ways to prevent varicose veins include:
- Try not to stand for long periods.
- Avoid sitting with your legs crossed. Crossing your leg pressures your veins.
- Put your legs up when resting.
- Get up and walk around every hour when you sit for long periods.
Wear support hose. You may not want to wear these dreaded socks, but you can find fun colors and patterns at some medical supply houses.