Nobody likes to be in the hospital, but many of us end up making more visits than we would like. While it’s always better to get the care you need than to continue living with health issues, wouldn’t it be nice if you could reduce the amount of time you spend in a hospital bed? Well, if you’re well-informed about how NJ vein disease treatment can improve your health, there is a chance that you can.
How can a NJ vein treatment center help keep me out of the hospital?
When you experience an event that sends you to the hospital, chances are high that there were a number of smaller, less urgent problems that led up to it. For example, a heart attack can be the result of a high level of LDL cholesterol in your blood. Addressing your cholesterol before a heart attack occurs is a strategy you could use to help keep yourself out of the hospital. Vein disease (and the treatments that address it) is much the same way. By getting treatment for your vein issues before they cause complications, you can help keep yourself out of a hospital bed.
There’s a common question we receive when we explain this concept to our patients: “aren’t varicose veins just a cosmetic problem? How can treating them keep me out of the hospital?” While varicose veins do affect the way your legs look, they are only a small part of a bigger issue. This symptom is often caused by venous insufficiency, a condition in which your veins are unable to effectively move blood up and out of the legs. Instead, blood and fluids pool downward, impeding your circulation and leading to uncomfortable and unsightly symptoms.
Over time, this poor circulation can lead to a number of dangerous complications. For example, the skin over your legs and ankles might become thin, taut, and easily punctured. If the skin becomes broken, a poorly healing ulcer can occur, increasing your risk of infection and a subsequent hospital visit.
Even more concerning is deep vein thrombosis, a type of blood clot that occurs in veins deep inside the legs. If left untreated, this clot can break off of the vein wall and travel through the blood stream. Known called an embolus, the clot can obstruct blood vessels leading to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism. A pulmonary embolism is considered a medical emergency, with one in every three occurrences ending in death.
Vein treatment is the solution
If you’re interested in making sure your varicose veins don’t put you in the hospital, it’s time to consult with a NJ vascular doctor. When you do, you’ll learn more about what’s causing your vein disease as well as receive recommendations on the best way to address it. If you choose to undergo vein treatment, rest assured that your experience will be safe, effective, and virtually pain-free. The top vein doctors in Bergen County use minimally invasive techniques such as endovenous laser treatment and ambulatory phlebectomy to address problematic veins, restore proper circulation, and help keep you out of the hospital.
Vein treatment is an important tool in helping you avoid the complications of vein disease. These safe, simple procedures can help you stay where you want to be: out of the hospital and living your life to the fullest. We’d love to speak with you further about how Chuback Medical Group can help you stay healthy. Give our office a call at 201-693-4847 to learn more.