If you've recently noticed varicose veins — those twisted blue or purple veins — on your legs, you might be wondering if they’re serious or if they'll just go away. These unsightly veins are often more than a cosmetic problem; they may be indicative of underlying vascular health concerns.
At CA Heart and Vein Specialists in Huntington Beach, California, we’re committed to helping you understand and manage your vascular health. From initial consultations to comprehensive treatments, our team focuses on giving you the most accurate and effective care tailored to your needs.
What causes varicose veins?
Varicose veins are often the result of weakened one-way valves that help your blood circulate back to the heart. When these valves fail, blood pools, causing veins to bulge and become visible.
Our team at CA Heart and Vein Specialists takes a thorough approach to diagnosing the root cause of your varicose veins. This often involves imaging studies and other tests that help us tailor the most effective treatment plan for you.
Do varicose veins disappear on their own?
The simple answer is no; varicose veins are unlikely to disappear without medical intervention. In fact, they can worsen over time and can also lead to more severe vascular issues, such as deep vein thrombosis.
That's why taking proactive measures is so essential. Our team offers a variety of treatments designed to improve your vascular health and to eliminate varicose veins.
Lifestyle changes to consider
Managing varicose veins often begins with lifestyle changes. Simple adjustments like weight management and increased physical activity can reduce symptoms.
It’s beneficial to incorporate regular, low-impact exercise like walking or swimming into your routine. We can provide nutritional guidance to help with weight management, another critical factor in alleviating varicose vein symptoms.
One of the initial treatment options we suggest at CA Heart and Vein Specialists is compression stockings. These specially designed garments help improve blood flow and minimize vein problems.
Wearing compression stockings can alleviate some of the discomfort and swelling associated with varicose veins, providing a noninvasive option before considering more aggressive treatments.
Surgical and nonsurgical treatments
For those who find that lifestyle changes and compression stockings aren't enough, surgical and nonsurgical treatments are available. These range from minimally invasive procedures like sclerotherapy to surgical removal of the affected veins.
Dr. Majed Chane discusses all available options with you, ensuring that you’re comfortable with the treatment plan and aware of any potential risks and all benefits.
The importance of timely treatment
Ignoring varicose veins can lead to more serious complications, including ulcers, infections, and deep vein thrombosis. At CA Heart and Vein Specialists, we emphasize early diagnosis and treatment to mitigate complications, so we encourage you to reach out for a consultation sooner rather than later.
Varicose veins aren’t just a cosmetic issue but a vascular concern that requires medical attention. While they don't go away on their own, effective treatments are available. Your partnership with CA Heart and Vein Specialists can guide you through managing this condition and improving your overall vascular health.
To learn more about varicose vein treatment call or book online to schedule a visit with the CA Heart and Vein Specialists team.