What Causes Varicose Veins?


Causes Varicose Veins

The key to effectively treating visible varicose veins means understanding what causes varicose veins to occur. A varicose vein is a vein in which the blood flow is restricted by a twist or bunching of the vein. Anyone who has ever seen how a twisted-up garden hose affects the flow of water can imagine how varicose veins make it difficult for blood to pass through smoothly and consistently in the direction in which it is meant to flow. There are a variety of factors that can make patients more susceptible to restricted blood flow and vein pooling, including:

While, for some, minor varicose veins may simply be a cosmetic issue, there are certainly more severe cases that require treatment for a number of legitimate medical reasons. Many patients suffer from a condition known as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) which, in severe cases, can restrict cardiac function because of the blood’s inability to flow properly. Thankfully, a variety of treatment options exist for patients suffering from venous insufficiency that can remedy both the pain and the insufficient blood flow that results from the condition.

Vein Treatment Options

Although the majority of vein conditions involved enflamed, enlarged, or twisted veins that are near the surface of the skin, some patients suffer from deep vein thrombosis (DVT), characterized by a blood clot that forms within a vein deep in the body. While sufferers of DVT can rarely see the vein in question because it is so far under the surface of the skin, it can still be treated effectively by our medical team. The most common DVT treatment options include certain prescription drugs, in addition to more traditional vein treatment options including surgical intervention or compression socks.

The doctors who can perform surgical or laser vein removal most effectively are those that have a deep understanding of both the causes and treatment methods for visible veins. With years of experience treating patients that have both cosmetic and medical needs, we are the ideal choice for visible vein treatment. To schedule a consultation today, patients can call us at 800-670-1319.

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