One of the first things you learn running one of the best vein treatment centers in New Jersey is that your patients don’t always take their vein disease seriously. In our practice we meet many patients who noticed the first signs of varicose veins years before they actually sought treatment from a New Jersey vascular doctor. Some of these patients probably thought of their varicose veins as a “cosmetic problem,” and chose trying to “live with them” instead of seeking treatment. So they hid their legs under dark stockings and long pants. Others hoped that the swollen and discolored veins would just go away or “get better on their own.’
Unfortunately, untreated vein disease doesn’t get better – it gets worse. So by the time many of these patients finally did see a vein specialist, the one comment they all had in common was, “I wish I had sought treatment sooner.”
Vein disease is a real disease, and it doesn’t get better on its own
Varicose veins are just the visible symptoms of a much deeper disease, chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI, a condition in which the tiny valves that control the flow of blood back to your heart and lungs become “leaky” and don’t close properly. This allows deoxygenated blood to flow backwards and pool in the veins, which is what causes them to swell and become discolored. But that’s just the start of the damage that CVI is doing to your overall health.
Untreated CVI means that every day you procrastinate you allow the disease to impair your circulatory system, causing a number of unpleasant symptoms. First, you may notice that your legs and ankles become swollen, and feel tired and weak all the time. Ignore this, and in a short time your legs can cause you so much pain that you can no longer walk. In addition, CVI’s effects on circulation start causing changes in the color and texture of your skin, causing it to become leathery, brittle, and covered with open, bleeding sores that refuse to heal.
All of these symptoms affect your overall health and sense of wellbeing
If you no longer have the energy to walk easily, naturally that is going to affect your lifestyle. And because your impaired circulation affects your mental state as well, it is not unusual to see people trying to “ignore” their varicose veins become clinically depressed. The long-term physical effects of untreated vein disease are even worse, increasing your risk of obesity, heart attack, diabetes, and stroke.
So what should you do if you have varicose veins?
Seek treatment. Contact a varicose vein removal expert in NJ, have a full venous health screening, and let him explain your options to you. Mild cases of varicose veins can often be treated conservatively with diet, exercise, and the use of compression stockings. But even if your varicose veins are more advanced and can only be fixed by removing them, the treatments we offer at Chuback Medical Group are gentle, painless, and minimally invasive, and can be performed in the comfort of our offices. No hospitals, no invasive surgery, and best of all, no time lost from work or to long recovery periods. You literally walk in with varicose veins and walk out without them. So give Dr. John Chuback a call at 201-693-4847 to schedule your own screening today. It’s the best favor you can do for yourself.