Dr. Razieh Mohseni is a Diplomat of the American Board of Vein and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) and is an Active Member of the American College of Phlebology (ACP) since 2011. She is certified as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI), and as a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT).
Dr. Mohseni received her Medical Degree from the University of Florence, Italy. She has been practicing in USA as Primary Care, and Internist since 1996 and as a Vein and Wound Specialist since 2012.
Dr. Mohseni is one of the Wound Specialists at the Wound Clinic in Ashtabula County Medical Center from 2012-2020.
Dr. Mohseni is one of the few physicians in the country to hold all of these credentials.
Varicose Veins…is it better to treat early or wait until they cause more severe symptoms?
Let’s review the most significant symptoms caused by Varicose veins: Leg swelling, heaviness, pain, cramps, restless legs, darkening and discolored leg skin, recurrent ulcers and non-healing ulcers….
When it comes to varicose veins, the answer to when to treat is the earlier the better.
However, there are times your healthcare professionals would suggest conservative measures to avoid more aggressive procedural or surgical treatments. For example, if you have a bad knee or hip, surgeons would try medical treatments until it no longer helps.
In case of varicose veins, of course there are medical measures that can help. These measures include weight reduction if you are overweight, exercise and activity, leg elevation (when you can), and using compression stockings.
And then there comes a time when these measures no longer help or they are just not enough, then what do you do?
If everything you are doing is not enough, then let us take a close look at those legs with a thorough ultrasound and careful medical exam. If your symptoms and your ultrasound confirm significant venous disease (also known as Varicose Veins), then you are better off having the treatment sooner rather than later, why?
Why early treatment is recommended?
1. The longer you wait the worse they get and the more symptoms you will develop.
2. The longer you wait the more treatments are likely needed.
3. The longer you wait the lower is the potential for full restoration of damages (such as discoloration and scarring of skin ulcers).
4. Early treatment is rather easy, with no down time and no surgery with minimal to no pain or discomfort and with excellent results (alleviating symptoms and preventing progression).
So what are you waiting for? Give us a call and schedule an ultrasound. Remember assessment of leg veins with ultrasound is easy and painless. And it will give you a good idea of the current stage of your varicose veins and the information you need to make the best treatment plan decision.