National Center for Veins
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Spider veins are the thin red, blue, or purple veins that appear on the legs and feet. Although spider veins do not typically pose any risks to a health, many patients seek treatment for spider veins because they have a conspicuous appearance. Spider veins may also cause an itchy, burning, or aching sensation, especially when the patient has been sitting or standing for an extended period of time. Our site also has the answers to your frequently asked questions about Sclerotherapy and VeinGogh.
Varicose veins are bulging, tangled-looking veins that are a dark blue or purple color. They most commonly affect the legs and ankles. Many patients seek treatment to reduce the appearance of varicose veins and minimize the risk of associated health problems, including deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, and ulcers. Risk factors for varicose veins include family history, excess weight, pregnancy, the natural aging process, and standing for long periods of time.
If you are suffering with varicose veins, we are proud to offer a number of treatments to meet your needs. Our Venefit™, microphlebectomy, and Varithena™ therapies can dramatically improve your varicose veins and related conditions. Patients can experience a decrease in discomfort and a big boost in self-confidence.
Vein issues can be complex, and we are glad to help you understand the condition. We invite you to visit our vein FAQs (frequently asked questions) page, or contact us today to schedule a consultation. We are glad to answer your questions thoroughly, and help guide you toward a treatment that will provide you with maximum benefits.
If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night because of unpleasant leg sensations, you may be suffering from restless leg syndrome (RLS). Many individuals with RLS also suffer from varicose veins. Because of the overlap of these conditions, the treatment of varicose veins may reduce the symptoms of RLS. Speaking with Dr. Mountcastle about potential varicose vein treatment options may offer hope for achieving a more restful night’s sleep.
Varicose veins are often a side effect of pregnancy. Throughout the pregnancy, weight gain results in increased pressure on the legs, slowing blood circulation and allowing blood to collect in the legs. In addition, pregnancy hormones may cause the blood vessels to dilate. If you are pregnant, we offer varicose vein prevention tips. For patients who have developed varicose veins during pregnancy, we offer effective treatment options..