Coping With pain and heaviness of the lower extremities, from Paramus, NJ

A Paramus, NJ expert talks about achy fatigue from varicose veins

The presence of venous insufficiency results in varicose veins.  “These veins are dilated under the skin and usually become more pronounced with standing,” explains Dr. John Chuback of Chuback Medical Group, Paramus, New Jersey.  This happens because of reflux of blood in the deeper veins and is associated with many symptoms. 

If left untreated, varicose veins will eventually produce pain, fatigue, heaviness and itching of the lower extremities.  These symptoms are usually worse after prolonged standing and sitting.    

In addition, patients can develop swelling and discoloration of the legs.  Leading vein doctor Dr. Chuback performs different vein treatments to help improve symptoms associated with varicose veins.

About varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis

If left untreated, varicose veins and venous insufficiency can place patients at an increased risk for Deep vein thrombosis (DVT).  This happens when the poorly circulating blood forms a clot in deep veins of the legs.   If this clot breaks free from its origin in the leg, it could pose a very serious threat to your health. At the Chuback Vein Center, DVT screening is a routine part of evaluation and management of patients with Varicose Veins. 

What can patients in Paramus, New Jersey do about varicose veins?

There are plenty of treatments available to alleviate pain from varicose veins.  Simple lifestyle adjustments such as routinely elevating the legs, engaging in moderate exercise, and eating a healthy diet can all reduce stress on the vein walls and valves.  In addition, compression stockings can also provide relief from painful legs in patients with varicose veins. 

However, although these conservative treatments may help you deal with achy veins on a day-by-day basis, they will neither remove nor reduce any veins that have become diseased. Professional varicose vein treatment or spider vein treatment may still be required. There are many modern, minimally invasive procedures that may be discussed with your doctor. Several common treatments include sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, or Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT Treatment) by a laser expert, none of which requires a hospital stay or lengthy recovery time.

Ask an expert

There's no reason to put up with achy legs day after day. Find out more about strategies for living with, treating vein disease and the costs of spider vein treatment in a professional consultation at our reputable spider vein center with Dr. Chuback and his team at Chuback Medical Group in Paramus, NJ. You can contact the office at 201.430.2737.

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