• Why it is Time to Break Up with Your Varicose Veins

  • friends-1381094_1920Let’s face it – varicose veins are ugly. Blue, gnarled, rope-like bulges; they certainly don’t look like they did years ago. Sure, you don’t spend hours every day staring at your legs. On the other hand, you may be aware of them but may have decided to always wear slacks and long skirts or dresses. Out of sight, out of mind. If you aren’t motivated by the desire to restore the youthful appearance of your legs by having varicose vein removal in Orlando, then here are some other reasons for you to contemplate breaking up with this nasty vein relationship. Dr. Richard Bragg of Florida Vein Care wants you to know how and why varicose veins can negatively impact your health and lifestyle.

    • Varicose veins are a sign of vein disease. As the valves in your veins malfunction and blood begins to pool behind them, your veins swell. This leads to the swelling of veins and surrounding tissue. The blood pooling causes a reduction in blood flow known as venous insufficiency. It should be taken seriously.
    • Varicose veins can be very painful. The discomfort experienced as a result of varicose veins can range from a dull ache to severe throbbing or even sharp and stabbing. It can keep you from participating in activities that you once enjoyed and can be so painful that walking becomes difficult.
    • You may develop skin ulcerations and bleeding. If left untreated, varicose veins may cause ulcerations and bleeding. These ulcerations can be very unsightly and take time to heal.
    • You may develop deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The blood that pools behind the valves may form clots. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is when a clot forms in the larger veins, usually in the legs. DVT can add pain to an already uncomfortable condition. If the clots break free, they can be carried to the lungs, resulting in pulmonary embolism, an exceedingly serious diagnosis. If you are diagnosed with pulmonary embolism once, you run the risk of having it recur, which can cause chronic heart disease.

    Dr. Bragg, a board certified MD specializing in vein care, heads the team at Florida Vein Care, and his priority is your vein health. It should be your priority, too. Call us at 407-805-5959 to schedule a consultation for your varicose vein removal in Orlando. It’s time to consider the treatment options that are available to help you break up with your varicose veins!