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A New Jersey Vein Expert Answer Your Questions with a “Layperson’s Guide to Varicose Veins”

vein expertAn important part of the job of a varicose vein expert is to provide ongoing patient education about varicose veins, spider veins, and other forms of vein disease. In the articles we write for this website, we try our best to use clear, easy-to-understand language, but occasionally we get requests from patients to make things even shorter and simpler. OK…you asked for it.

Chuback Medical Group’s Handy Layperson’s Guide to Varicose Veins

  • Let’s start at the beginning…what exactly are varicose veins? They are blood vessels that have become “leaky” as the result of vein disease or damage. They are swollen and enlarged because their leaky valves allow blood to flow back into the veins instead of being sent to the heart.
  • Why is it that I can see varicose veins, but not my other veins? You can see varicose veins because they are close to the surface of the skin.
  • My legs feel weak and tired all the time…is this caused by varicose veins? In all likelihood, yes. The weakness and tiredness happens because you have impaired circulation, which is preventing your legs from getting the oxygen and nutrients they need. If you ignore this and fail to seek vein disease treatment in New Jersey, the weakness will only get worse.
  • Is there any way to reduce the swelling and weakness? If your varicose veins are not causing other problems, you can sometimes control them through conservative treatment – diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, and wearing compression stockings to improve your circulation.
  • What if this doesn’t work…what then? If conservative treatment doesn’t work to fully control your symptoms (or you want to get rid of the swollen veins for cosmetic reasons), your New Jersey vein treatment center can remove varicose veins permanently using painless, minimally-invasive procedures that can be done in the comfort of our offices.
  • Can varicose veins be “fixed,” without removing them? Varicose veins can now be closed using either Endovenous Laser Ablation or Sclerotherapy. The damaged, leaky veins are closed and blood is redirected to the healthier veins in the area. Venous stripping is no longer necessary.
  • Once the swollen veins are removed, will there be scarring? Modern vein treatment requires no deep incisions or stitches. Afterwards, the treated veins collapse and are absorbed into surrounding muscle tissue, and within a few weeks you won’t be see any trace of them.

This all sounds good. So what’s my next step if I want to learn more?

Simple – pick up your telephone and call our New Jersey vein expert at 201-693-4847 or go online, and arrange for an initial consultation and screening, during which we will assess your vein health and recommend the most appropriate treatments.

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A New Jersey Vein Expert Lists Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About Vein Disease

New Jersey vein expertSo you’ve decided to see a New Jersey vein expert about symptoms you suspect might be signs of vein disease. Congratulations…that’s a wise decision. During your first visit, your doctor will probably ask you a number of questions to help him assess your venous health. For example, he may ask you about symptoms you may be experiencing, about your health history, and because vein disease is hereditary, about your family’s health history as well. He will also perform a number of tests, and will then present his findings to you. At that point, however, there are a number of questions that you should ask.

“Are my symptoms due to vein disease, or not?”

Because determining the answer to this question is probably the reason you’re seeing a New Jersey vein expert in the first place, this is the first question you should ask. If you have noticed visible symptoms such as varicose veins or spider veins, chances are the answer will be “Yes.” But if the symptoms that worried you were more subtle, such as weakness in your legs or swelling in your lower extremities, there could be many other possible causes. This is your opportunity to find out for sure, and to ask follow-up questions based on the answer.

“If I don’t have vein disease currently, can you help me prevent it?”

An important thing to remember is that if your New Jersey vascular doctor finds that you don’t have vein disease currently, that doesn’t mean that you’re “off the hook.” He may find, for example, that you have risk factors that give you a higher-than-normal likelihood of developing vein disease in the future. Some of these risk factors you can’t change – your age, your gender, and whether vein disease runs in your family. But other risk factors – smoking, being overweight, how much exercise you get, and how much time you spend sitting – are within your control. You can lower your overall risk by doing something about them.

“If I do have vein disease, what are my treatment options?”

This is probably the most important question you should ask, because there may be many different treatment options available to you. For example, if you have varicose veins, your options can range from conservative treatment (changes to diet, exercise, and lifestyle) to more aggressive treatments that eliminate the swollen veins permanently. Your doctor will present the options that are best for your condition, and help you decide which to choose.

This is your opportunity to ask additional follow-up questions such as “How long will this type of treatment take?” or “Will it provide only a temporary solution or a permanent one?” or “Will the procedure be painful?” And of course you should ask the most important question, “How long will it be before I see results?”

Finally, you should ask, “What happens if I decide to delay treatment?”

From our point of view as top vein doctors in Bergen County, this is one of the most important questions a patient should ask. You may be tempted to decide not to pursue any of the treatment options presented to you, and that is your right, but at the same time you should know what the consequences of that decision will be. Left untreated, vein disease doesn’t magically go away or “get better on its own” – it gets worse. You should know how much worse it can get.

Whatever your questions, Dr. John Chuback is there to answer them for you

At Chuback Medical Group, our focus is on patient education, and making sure that we answer all questions our patients have for us. So don’t be shy about asking – pick up your telephone and give us a call at 201-693-4847 or go online and make an appointment to come in and ask our New Jersey vein expert any questions you might have.

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A New Jersey Vein Expert Explains the Two Main Categories of Vein Disease

New Jersey vein expert To understand the kinds of disease, we asked New Jersey vein expert, Dr. Chuback what can affect your veins?  Here is what to know about how your veins and how they work when they’re healthy. First, arteries have internal muscles to pump blood, but your veins don’t, so they have to rely on the contraction of nearby muscles to provide the “pumping” action that routes deoxygenated blood and waste materials to the heart and lungs for renewal. Second, the thing that keeps blood flowing in the right direction is a series of tiny valves in each vein that open when the muscles that surround them compress the veins and then close again immediately afterwards to stop blood from flowing backwards, away from the heart.

What can interfere with your veins working properly?

According to our New Jersey vein expert, there are two medical conditions that can interfere with the healthy flow of blood through your veins. The first is called insufficiency, in which the venous valves become “leaky” as the result of disease or injury and fail to close, allowing blood to flow back into the veins and collect there. The second condition that can affect veins is called thrombosis, in which blood clots or thrombi form along the inner walls of the veins. Blood clots restrict blood flow because they narrow the veins, and thus can damage your overall circulation. But thrombosis can be far more dangerous, because often the blood clots don’t stay where they originally formed. Instead they break loose and travel to other locations in the body, where they can cause serious and sometimes fatal damage.

The most common type of vein disease is insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI, is the most common form of vein disease. It causes blood to pool in the affected veins, which become swollen and discolored as they take on the bluish-purple color of deoxygenated blood. The resulting varicose veins are not only unattractive, they are often accompanied by symptoms such as painfully swollen legs and ankles and chronic tiredness. Left untreated, varicose veins can cause changes in skin color and texture, leg ulcers that refuse to heal, and an increased susceptibility to more serious conditions like obesity, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.

Thrombosis is not as common, but is much more dangerous

The most common form of thrombosis, the second type of vein disease, is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), so called because the blood clots form in the large, deep veins of the leg. These veins are so far from the surface of the skin that visible symptoms of DVT rarely appear, with the result that most people who have DVT don’t know that they have it. This is extremely dangerous, because if the blood clots travel to your lungs they can cause a pulmonary embolism. These complications of DVT kill over 300,000 Americans every year.

How do you know if you have (or are at risk for) CVI and DVT?

Because surface symptoms do not always appear, the only sure way to know if you have either of these conditions is to call a top vein doctor in Bergen County to schedule a venous health screening. These screenings are fast, painless, and non-invasive, and can detect both types of vein disease. If your New Jersey vein expert detects signs of CVI or DVT they can treat them equally painlessly, and if they find that you don’t have vein disease yet but are at high risk for it, they can help you prevent it. So call Dr. John Chuback today at 201-693-4847  or go online to start the process of keeping your veins healthy.

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A Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey Reveals How Vein Doctors Can Help You Avoid Future Health Problems

vein treatment center in New JerseyIf his years as a top vein doctor in Bergen County have taught Dr. John Chuback anything, it’s that most people really don’t understand the relationship between their vein health and their overall health. Several times a month, Dr. Chuback meets new patients at his vein treatment center in New Jersey who have put off seeing a New Jersey vascular doctor about their varicose veins for months or even years because they don’t think that they’re a “real” disease. They mistakenly think that the swollen and discolored veins that cover their legs are “merely a cosmetic issue,” and that they can safely ignore and pretend that it doesn’t exist by wearing long pants and dark stockings.

These patients often come in to our vein treatment center in New Jersey and complain about painfully swollen legs and ankles, chronic tiredness in their legs, and skin that has turned brown and leathery and is so susceptible to injury that their legs are often covered with open sores that will not heal. Somehow, these patients don’t think that these symptoms are related to their varicose veins, and are often shocked when Dr. Chuback explains to them that not only are their varicose veins a dangerous form of vein disease, ALL of these other symptoms they complain about are caused by that vein disease.

If your circulation is poor, your health is poor

The most common cause of varicose veins is a condition called chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI. If you have CVI, the tiny, one-way valves that open to allow blood to be pumped back to your heart and lungs become “leaky” and fail to close properly. As a result, blood “leaks” back into the veins and pools there, causing them to swell and take on the bluish-purple color of deoxygenated blood. The visible results of CVI are the ugly, swollen varicose veins themselves, but the deeper and more dangerous results are internal, as these diseased veins begin to impair your whole circulatory system. That is what causes the swelling, the weakness in your legs, and the skin changes.

More important, poor circulation cripples your immune system

On a deeper level, the damage that CVI is doing to your circulation is having even worse effects on your overall health because it weakens your immune system and makes you more likely to develop even more serious diseases. CVI makes you more likely to become obese, and much more likely to develop chronic inactivity, which kills more people worldwide every year than smoking. CVI increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, and can even cause mental problems, as you become depressed about the way you look.

So how can treating your vein disease prevent future health problems?

Eliminating your visible varicose veins with modern, minimally-invasive procedures such as sclerotherapy or endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) also eliminates the vein disease that causes them. This improves the overall functioning of your circulatory and immune systems, and reduces your risk of developing more serious diseases. Treatment at one of the best vein treatment centers in New Jersey even increases your heart health, because if we help you to lose weight, get more exercise, and stop smoking as part of your vein disease treatment, we are also lowering your risk factors for heart disease as well.

So think of vein disease treatment as a long-term investment in your health

Yes, our experts art our vein treatment center in New Jersey can help you get rid of those ugly varicose veins. But at the same time, we really can help to improve your overall health, and help you to say healthy longer. And what’s not to like about that? So give us a call at 201-693-4847 or go online to allow the experts at Chuback Medical Group to get started improving your health.

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A Top Vein Doctor in Bergen County Talks About Swollen Legs and Ankles

top vein specialist in Bergen CountyOk, if you’re reading this there is a good chance you’ve begun to experience swollen legs and ankles, and too often to believe that the swelling is due to an injury, a sprain, or just “normal aging.” You’ve also probably read that swelling in the legs and ankles is often a symptom of vein disease. This is especially true if the swelling persists for some time, or is a recurring condition. So in this article a top vein specialist in Bergen County, Dr. John Chuback will answer some of your questions.

What New Jersey residents should know about swollen legs and ankles

Whatever its cause, the actual swelling occurs because of a buildup of fluid in the tissues of your legs, referred to as peripheral edema. This in turn is often caused by a problem with your circulation. In a healthy circulatory system, your arteries convey nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood to your extremities, and your veins pump deoxygenated blood and waste products back to your heart and lungs for renewal. Arteries have their own internal muscles to pump blood, but veins rely on a series of tiny, one-way valves that open and close to allow blood to pass through, and then close to keep it from flowing backwards.

Vein disease occurs when these valves become “leaky” and fail to close properly, which allows blood to flow back into the veins and pool there. This condition, called chronic venous insufficiency or CVI, is the primary cause of varicose veins, but is often the most likely cause of chronically swollen legs and ankles. Left untreated, the swelling caused by CVI can quickly become so painful that you can become effectively disabled, unable to walk. CVI also impairs your immune system, increasing your risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Another dangerous side effect of chronic leg swelling is inactivity

If you fail to seek treatment for swollen legs and ankles from a top vein specialist in Bergen County, the pain associated with them can become so intense that you stop exercising, and become inactive. This has been identified in recent years as one of the greatest dangers to good health, because inactivity increases your likelihood of death from all causes. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said that inactivity kills more people worldwide per year than smoking.

So what can you do about swelling in your legs and ankles?

If the swelling has persisted more than a few days, the most important thing you should do is contact a New Jersey vein expert and have a venous health screening. These screening are painless, non-invasive, and take only about an hour, but they can either rule out the presence of vein disease quickly, or detect the presence of CVI and other venous disorders. If the swelling turns out to be caused by vein disease, the best vein treatment center in New Jersey can propose fast, painless, minimally-invasive treatments that can eliminate it and restore your legs and your circulation to their normal state of health.

So if you want to do something about your swollen legs and ankles other than complain about them, pick up your telephone and call Chuback Medical Group today at 201-693-4847 or go online to get the process started.

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New Jersey Vein Experts Explain What’s Involved in Getting a Venous Reflux Exam

New Jersey vein expertsOk, you’re starting to see varicose veins appear on your legs, or you’ve begun to notice that you often experience swollen legs and ankles. You’ve read enough on the Internet to know that there are possibly serious health concerns associated with vein disease and you’d like to visit a vein treatment center in New Jersey to find out for sure whether you have vein disease. At the same time, you’ve never had a venous health screening (also known as a venous reflux exam) before, and you’re not sure what to expect from New Jersey vein experts. Well then, this article is for you.

What does a venous health screening really involve?

As performed by the New Jersey vein experts at Chuback Medical Group, a venous health screening starts with a physical examination to assess your general health, after which we ask you a number of questions designed to find possible risk factors for vein disease. These risks include having a family history of varicose veins or other vein diseases, being overweight or obese, smoking, or leading a sedentary lifestyle. If you are female, we’ll also ask whether you take birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, because they also increase your vein disease risk. On the basis of your answers, we may perform some tests.

The purpose of these tests is to determine the cause of any symptoms you might be experiencing, and to check for the presence of venous reflux. That is what happens when the tiny valves that control blood flow through your veins become weak and fail to close properly, allowing blood to flow backwards and pool in your veins. To determine this we perform a noninvasive ultrasound with doppler to assess the size of veins and direction of blood flow. We will also be able to assess for blockages in the veins, also known as superficial or deep venous thrombosis. Ultrasound is painless and much safer than X-rays, because it uses harmless high-frequency sound waves to create is visualizations.

Is that all there is to it?

Pretty much, yes. It doesn’t sound too scary, does it?

In some cases, if there is a strong suspicion of an underlying clotting disorder, then blood work would be ordered. Afterwards, our New Jersey vein experts will analyze the results and, if we find that you do suffer from venous reflux, we will present the most optimal varicose vein treatment options to you and help you decide which you wish to pursue. So now that you know what a venous health screening involves, why not pick up your telephone and call a top vein doctor in Bergen County at 201-693-4847 or go online to set up an appointment for your own screening? Call today. You’ll be happy you did.

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Don’t Live With Regret – Seek Vein Disease Treatment in New Jersey Today

vein disease treatment in New Jersey Vein disease treatment in New Jersey has its challenges.  One of which is being a varicose vein removal expert in New Jersey and trying to write informative articles about the dangers of untreated vein disease – knowing in advance how a certain percentage of our reading audience will react.

We know from experience that they’ll read the articles we post about the consequences that untreated varicose veins are going to have on their lives and their overall health, and they’ll say to themselves, “Yup, all those side effects sure sound terrible, all right. But these are things that happen to other people. My varicose veins aren’t that bad, so I don’t have to do anything about them yet.”

There is a word for what this reaction results in: REGRET

The dictionary definition of regret is: a feeling of sadness or disappointment over an occurrence or something that one has done or failed to do.

Varicose veins aren’t just an unsightly inconvenience. They are the surface signs of a deeper, more serious vein disease that – left untreated – is going to lead to more serious health problems. It isn’t that untreated vein disease “could” or “might” lead to more serious health problems. It will lead to them. The disease that causes varicose veins has a very clear progression – first the ugly veins themselves, then swelling in your legs and ankles, accompanied by pain that makes it more and more difficult to walk or stand for more than a few minutes. The next step of this disease progression will be changes to the skin on your legs, as it becomes discolored and brittle and susceptible to injury, often leading to bleeding leg ulcers that don’t respond to topical treatment and refuse to heal. If you’d like to see what the end point (ie: when someone skips vein disease treatment in New Jersey or by any professional anywhere for that matter) of this disease progression looks like, take a look at the photos on the Consequences page of our website.

This disease progression is so common that, speaking as experienced New Jersey vascular doctors, we can predict that it’s going to happen to a large percentage of people with varicose veins. And even these symptoms aren’t as bad as what the untreated vein disease is doing beneath the surface – increasing your risk of more serious conditions like obesity, diabetes, stroke, or heart disease. Would you regret it if these things happened? You bet you would.

Modern vein disease treatment in New Jersey can avoid all of this, and avoid regret

So if you have varicose veins – or even a family history of them – don’t procrastinate, and thus risk regret. Pick up your phone and give some of the top vein doctors in Bergen County a call at 201-693-4847 and schedule a consultation. You won’t regret it.

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A New Jersey Vascular Doctor Presents Several Surprising Things That Could Happen To You If You Have Swollen Legs and Ankles

New Jersey vascular doctor Other than visible varicose veins and spider veins, the most common symptom our New Jersey vascular doctor hears about from patients at our vein treatment center are chronically swollen legs and ankles. The swelling is called edema, and it is caused by the underlying vein disease that causes the swollen veins impairing the body’s ability to reabsorb fluids.

This chronic swelling is so common because it’s the third of six stages of a vein disease called chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI. If you have CVI, it means that the tiny valves that control blood flow through your veins have become “leaky” and are allowing blood to flow “backwards” back into your veins. This causes the first two stages of the disease – first, that the diseased veins become visible on the surface of the skin, and second, that you start to feel tiredness or achiness in the affected limbs. The third stage is swelling.

As New Jersey vein experts, we tell patients who have experienced these first three stages of CVI that it’s time to seek treatment. Unfortunately, many patients ignore this medical advice, think “Hey, the swelling and the tiredness isn’t so bad…I can live with this,” and go away, hoping things will get better on their own, or just won’t get worse. Bad idea. In this article, we’ll tell you why.

Here’s what’s going to happen to you if you fail to seek treatment from a New Jersey vascular doctor

First, the three previously-mentioned disease stages are going to get worse, not better. That is, the swollen varicose veins will become bigger and more visible, the achiness and tiredness will increase, and the swelling will get worse.

But in the fourth stage of the disease, your skin starts to change, both in color and texture. The skin covering the diseased veins becomes reddish-brown or white, taking on a leathery texture that becomes more brittle, and thus more prone to injury. In the fifth stage of CVI, scratches and minor abrasions to this brittle skin are at increased risk for developing into ulcers. In the sixth stage, you develop leg ulcers that become resistant to treatment and have prolonged healing times.

That sounds bad — what can I do to prevent this?

Follow your doctors’ advice – seek treatment. If we catch the CVI early enough, modern vein disease treatment in New Jersey can often start with conservative forms of treatment such as diet, exercise, and the use of compression stockings. If the disease has progressed to later stages, eliminating it may require more aggressive treatments that involve removing the diseased veins entirely. But treatment CAN eliminate both the unsightliness and the swelling of CVI – quickly, easily, and painlessly. Putting off treatment will only cause the symptoms to get worse. So give our New Jersey vascular doctor a call at 201-693-4847 or go online and schedule an appointment…and make the right decision.

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A Top Vein Doctor in Bergen County Explains 10 Things You Should Know About Veins

top vein doctor in Bergen County On this website, we write about veins and vein disease a great deal, because, after all and being a top vein doctor in Bergen County, that is our specialty at Chuback Medical Group. So we provide articles about the different types of vein disease and the state-of-the-art treatments we offer to eliminate them. But every so often we realize that we need to backtrack a little and talk about veins, period – to make sure that our readers understand what they are, how they work, and what happens when they become diseased.

10 facts about veins that all New Jersey residents should know.

  1. Veins are one of the most important components of your circulatory system. Arteries convey blood and nutrients to your organs and extremities, while veins convey deoxygenated blood back to the heart and lungs for renewal.
  2. Arteries have internal muscles with which to pump blood, but veins do not; they have to rely on the constriction of muscles in your extremities to provide the pumping action. The flow of venous blood in one direction (towards the heart) is maintained by a series of tiny, one-way valves that open to allow blood through, and then close to keep it from flowing backwards.
  3. If disease damages these tiny valves, they become “leaky” and allow a backwards flow called venous reflux or chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).
  4. In veins that have been damaged by CVI, blood flows back into them and accumulates there, causing the veins to become varicose. Varicose veins become swollen and discolored (taking on the bluish-purple color of deoxygenated blood), and thus become visible on the surface of the skin.
  5. More important, veins that have become varicose damage your overall circulation, and can result in side effects such as painfully swollen legs and ankles, chronic feelings of tiredness or weakness in the legs, changes to skin texture and color, and (if untreated) open sores called leg ulcers.
  6. Untreated varicose veins can cause more serious damage, impairing your immune system and increasing your risk of obesity, heart attack, and stroke.
  7. Once venous valves have become damaged by CVI, they can’t be “fixed” or repaired. You can minimize side effects by wearing compression stockings, but the only permanent way to treat varicose veins is to remove them, using sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, or endovenous laser therapy (EVLT).
  8. Fortunately, these treatments are fast, painless, and above all, effective. Once varicose veins have been closed by your NJ vascular doctor, the underlying vein disease is eliminated and the side effects go away. The closed veins are absorbed into surrounding tissue and healthier veins take over the circulation of blood.
  9. CVI and varicose veins are not the most serious of vein diseases; that would be deep vein thrombosis or DVT, which causes blood clots to form in the deep veins of your legs. These clots impair your circulation and immune system even if they stay where they formed, but the real danger is if they move through the veins to the lungs. There they can cause a pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal.
  10. You can’t really tell if you have vein disease by looking at the surface of your skin. The only sure way is to have a venous health screening at your vein treatment center in NJ, during which your doctor uses ultrasound to look below the surface to detect CVI, DVT, or other possible diseases.

So how do I find out more about veins and vein disease?

You could spend some time reading through the many articles we’ve provided on our website at https://chubackmedical.com/veins/, but the best way is to give our top vein doctor in Bergen County a call at 201-693-4847 to schedule your own venous health screening.

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A New Jersey Vascular Doctor Talks about Situations in Which Vein Problems Require Immediate Attention

Dr. John Chuback, founder of Chuback Medical Group in Paramus, is a vascular surgeon who has treated vein disease for many years. In that time, he has been dismayed at how often patients “put off” seeing a vein doctor, sometimes waiting months or even years after they first notice symptoms of vein disease.

With some minor venous disorders, such as small spider veins, people can get away with this. Small varicose veins can similarly be ignored as “merely cosmetic” as long as they are not causing complications.

However, there are a few instances when varicose veins, in conjunction with other symptoms, indicate a more pressing and serious threat to your health, one that you should respond to by seeking help from a qualified New Jersey vein expert. In this article, Dr. Chuback talks about those situations.

Vein disease symptoms that call for fast treatment

Medically, varicose veins indicate a lack of proper blood flow in the superficial (close to the surface of the skin) veins in your legs. This impaired blood flow can often indicate the presence of more serious problems in deeper veins. For example, if your varicose veins have begun to cause chronic weakness and swelling, or you have noticed changes in the color or texture of your skin, that is a sign that you should visit a New Jersey vein treatment center to get a venous health screening, during which the doctor can use ultrasound and other tests to search beneath the skin for blood clots.

If blood clots have begun to form in the deeper veins of your legs, that is an indication of deep vein thrombosis. DVT is potentially a very serious condition, because it can become dangerous if the clots break loose from where they formed and travel through your blood vessels to other locations in the body. If blood clots reach the lungs they can cause a pulmonary embolism, and if they reach the brain they can cause a stroke. Both conditions are potentially fatal, so this is one situation in which “fast treatment” is definitely advised.

Vein disease symptoms that require IMMEDIATE treatment

In addition, there are situations in which you should definitely NOT delay seeking treatment. One such situation is if you have been diagnosed with DVT and start to develop noticeable warm spots on the skin of your legs or sudden pain or tenderness in one localized spot on your legs when you walk or stand. Another type of vein disease that requires immediate attention is phlebitis, which can cause redness and swelling, pain or burning sensations along the vein, and veins that feel hard and cord-like when you press on them.

Finally, if you have varicose veins and thus are at risk for DVT, you should know what the signs of pulmonary embolism are, and you should seek IMMEDIATE assistance if you have trouble breathing, cough up blood or pink, foamy mucus, or experience sharp pains in the chest. Other signs of PE include sudden anxiety, unexplained heavy sweating, feeling faint or light-headed, and a racing heart rate.

To avoid needing immediate treatment later, get preventative treatment now

The best way to avoid having to seek medical treatment on an emergency basis is to pick up your telephone and seek preventative treatment today. Call our New Jersey vascular doctor at 201-693-4847 and set up an initial appointment. He will perform a venous health screening and, if he finds signs of vein disease, he’ll explain all of the possible treatment options to you. And even if he doesn’t find vein disease, he can give you tips on how to prevent it. So call today. You’ll be happy you did.

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