• Varicose Veins: More Painful Than Unsightly

  • countrygirl-349923_1920The first appearance of spider veins or the observation of bluish, gnarled, thick veins beneath the surface of the skin is a major source of embarrassment for many people. The opportunity to wear short, skirts, dresses, or bathing suits is no longer an option for them. In a climate where these garments are a big part of every wardrobe, there is no place for varicose veins! Dr. Richard Bragg of Florida Vein Care and Cosmetic Center, a leading Orlando vein center, wants you to know that there are more reasons to seek vein care than the way spider and varicose veins look.

    Aside from discoloration, bulging and swelling that are noticeable when varicose veins appear are the less noticeable, but often more distressing, symptoms. They can include the following:

    • A feeling of heaviness or achiness
    • Jumpiness or a restless feeling that they can’t keep their legs still
    • A throbbing sensation
    • A dull ache
    • A sharp pain

    Symptoms are a warning sign.

    The human body is an amazing machine. Each and every part is meant to work in harmony with all the other components. When one part fails, the rest of the body responds. When varicose veins occur, the vascular system is sending a warning that something is wrong. The warning should not be ignored.

    Pain is a symptom.

    Many people try to push through pain. Others believe, “No pain, no gain.” When it comes to your vein health, pain in your legs or arms that is accompanied by swelling and/or discoloration should warrant an immediate appointment to your doctor.

    Varicose veins are the result of the malfunction of the valves which regulate blood flow. When the valves begin to leak, the blood begins to pool behind the valve, eventually causing the vein to appear discolored and swell. The aches and pains are soon to follow. Don’t suffer needlessly.

    We take vein care very seriously. At Florida Vein Care and Cosmetic Center, you will be welcomed by Dr. Richard Bragg and his expert medical staff who will take the time to thoroughly review your medical history and determine what’s going on with your vascular health. Our team at our Orlando vein center will determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your individual situation. Call us at 407-805-8989 to schedule an appointment today.