Ah, summertime, when the livin’ is easy…unless of course you’re living with varicose veins.
A season you formerly spent lounging poolside is now filled with stress as you fight the side effects of this medical condition.
The reason these mid-months can be dreadful is due to the warm temperatures—and yes, we feel them. Heat is aggravating to varicose veins, leading to discomforts like pain, itching and swelling. In addition, it can be embarrassing! While others are flaunting their sun-kissed legs—you are left discovering unique ways to hide them.
The summer is the time to make the plan and the appointments in the fall so your legs will look great for your winter holiday and next summer.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose Veins are veins that do not function properly. Normal Veins in your legs carry the blood from your legs back to your heart and lungs for ‘refueling.’ When those veins malfunction, the blood does not make it all the way back to the heart, the poorly oxygenated blood instead gets pushed back to the legs and feet causing many different symptoms.
How do I find out if I have varicose veins?
An easy ultrasound done in the office will give Dr. Mohseni the whole picture of what is going on with the veins and will help pinpoint which veins are the likely causes of the trouble.
What is the latest treatment for varicose veins?
The larger varicose veins are often treated by laser or radiofrequency. These are done by the physician in office, under local anesthetics with no downtime. Some of the residual varicose veins may be treated with sclerotherapy, which involves a few simple injections.