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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 Discusses the Best Vein Treatment Options for Patients with a Low Tolerance for Pain

New Jersey vein expertAs a New Jersey vein expert, one of the saddest things we have to deal with as vein doctors is the patient who appears in our offices displaying varicose veins in such an advanced stage that, from our point of view, they should have been treated months or even years ago. When we ask these patients why they didn’t consider treatment earlier, many of these patients say, “My mother had an operation to get rid of her varicose veins, and she was in pain for weeks afterwards. I can’t stand pain, so I decided it was better just to live with the unattractiveness of varicose veins than go through that. I’m only here now because my swollen veins have started to hurt.”

When we hear these stories, we know exactly what kind of “operation” the patient’s mother had. It was the only vein removal procedure at the time, and it was called “vein stripping.” You went into a hospital and underwent general anesthesia while a surgeon made incisions along the length of the swollen veins and then literally stripped the diseased veins out with a scalpel. Recovery from this procedure was painful, and sometimes the scarring made it even worse.

But those were the “bad old days” of vein treatment – it’s not like that now

When we hear stories like this, we explain to the patient that this was indeed how varicose veins were removed only a couple of decades ago, but medical science has improved since then. Advances in technologies like ultrasound and in interventional radiology (IR) procedures have created a new era of vein disease treatment in New Jersey.

These days, you can have your varicose veins treated in the comfort of your local New Jersey vein treatment center, and in about an hour. Not only are these new treatments pain-free, there is no need for long “recovery times” because there is nothing to recover from. We’ve had patients who had their varicose veins removed on their lunch hour and then walked out and returned to work. That is how pain-free modern vein treatment is.

What are the best treatments for people with a low pain tolerance?

If you are extremely averse to pain, our New Jersey vascular doctors can treat your varicose veins using conservative treatments that involve diet, exercise, and wearing compression stockings. These methods don’t actually eliminate varicose veins, but they can make living with them more tolerable.

If your goal is to eliminate your varicose veins permanently, however, there are a number of procedures such as sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, and endovenous laser therapy that are well-suited for those with a low tolerance for pain, because they are all minimally-invasive. This means that instead of having to create large incisions to treat the affected veins, your varicose vein removal expert in New Jersey introduces a tiny needle directly into the swollen vein and then uses chemicals or heat to close the veins permanently. The pain involved has been described as similar to a pinprick, and if that’s too much for you, your doctors can use a local anesthetic to numb your skin so you don’t even feel that.

If you’re still concerned, schedule an appointment and talk to Dr. Chuback

The best way to get over any lingering fears you might have about vein removal is to give our New Jersey vein expert a call at 732-403-3899 or go online and set up an appointment for an initial consultation. Dr. John Chuback will perform a completely painless examination and then recommend the most painless way to proceed.

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A New Jersey Vascular Doctor Discusses Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and the Compression Therapy Used to Treat It

When most people hear the term “vein disease,” they think of varicose veins, which, after all, have very visible symptoms. But there is another much more serious and dangerous form of vein disease that has few, if any, visible symptoms. It affects an estimated 900,000 people every year, of whom 100,000 to 300,000 die, often without every knowing they had the disease. The deaths are caused not by DVT itself — which manifests as blood clots forming in the large veins of the leg — but from what happens when those clots travel to the lungs or the brain. There they cause pulmonary embolism or stroke, something a New Jersey vascular doctor knows all to much about…

What New Jersey residents need to know about DVT

The first thing you should know is that except in rare cases, if you have DVT you probably won’t know it unless you have a venous health screening from a New Jersey vascular doctor. For example, here at our New Jersey vein treatment center, we would have to use venous ultrasonography to determine whether blood clots had begun to form in your legs. The bad news is that if we find evidence of blood clots, you have a DVT. But the good news is twofold – first, the tests themselves are fast, non-invasive, and painless, and second, if we do find that you have a DVT, we can easily treat it so that it doesn’t become dangerous.

So how do you treat DVT if you find it?

The answer to this question depends on where they are located and how large they are. If they are below the knee, in many cases we can treat the condition with simple observation, compression therapy and serial venous ultrasounds. The gradient compression stockings we use reduce calf pain and swelling and lower the risk of both leg ulcers and post-thrombotic syndrome, which can cause pain, discoloration, and skin scaling on the affected leg. These compression stockings should be fitted and prescribed professionally. Your New Jersey vascular doctor may also prescribe lifestyle changes such as brisk walking and spending some time each day with your legs elevated.  Serial ultrasounds will ensure that the thrombus is improving and not propagating proximally where it can become dangerous.

If the blood clots are large enough or in a location that creates the possibility of them moving to the lungs or brain, then anticoagulation therapy be needed usually for a 3 month period of time or until the thrombus resolves.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves – your first step to protect yourself from DVT should be to pick up your phone and schedule a venous health screening, to see whether you have it or are at high risk of developing it. The whole process takes only about an hour, but can literally save your life. Call 201-693-4847 today or go online to schedule your appointment now.

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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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A New Jersey Vascular Doctor Publishes an Article about New Ideas to Restore Healthy Legs

New Jersey Vascular Doctor: Restoring Healthy Legs
New Jersey Vascular Doctor: Restoring Healthy Legs

July 25, 2015. Paramus, NJ. Chuback Medical Group announces the publication of a new article that discusses new treatment options that can eliminate varicose veins and restore legs to their original beauty. According to these New Jersey vein experts, the best aspect of these new treatments is that not only do they improve patients’ appearance and self-confidence, they improve overall health.

According to New Jersey vascular doctor Dr. John Chuback, “untreated varicose veins can result in painfully swollen legs and ankles and chronic feelings of weakness and tiredness. Meanwhile, the disease that causes the varicose veins is at work undermining your circulation and impairing your immune system, making you unhealthy and increasing your risk of other conditions like heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.”

The New Jersey vein treatment center hopes that the information it presents in this new article will help people to realize that modern varicose vein treatment options aren’t “just cosmetic.” They are necessary medical procedures that can restore energy and vitality as effectively as they restore the beauty of a patient’s legs. To learn more about varicose vein treatment, find more information on the center’s website at: www.chubackmedical.com.

Varicose Vein Treatment Options

Abnormal veins, such as varicose and spider veins, affect nearly half of the adult population in the United States. Spider veins are little veins near the skin’s surface that resemble reddish tree branches or spider’s legs. Larger, bulging veins that are more bluish in color are called varicose veins. Varicose veins affect both men and women, but they occur more frequently in women.

There are many choices today for effectively treating varicose veins. Advances in medical technology have led to alternative treatments to surgery that are fast, virtually pain-free, and require little to no recovery time. Endovenous laser treatment, sclerotherapy, and microphlebectomy, are all options for current treatment.

About Chuback Medical Group

Chuback Medical Group is a leading care provider specializing in vein disorders, aesthetic services, and medical weight loss. Located in Bergen County at 2 Sears Drive, Ste. 101 Paramus, New Jersey, this private clinic strives to provide patients with customized care for the body and face, using safe and effective noninvasive and minimally invasive therapies. The highly trained medical staff has extensive knowledge and expertise treating vein disorders such as varicose veins and spider veins, as well as in cosmetic medicine and healthy weight loss. Medical Director and chief vein specialist Dr. John Chuback, MD, is a leading expert in the treatment of varicose veins using minimally invasive laser technology, and a decorated provider of superior patient care for the full range of vein conditions.

Chuback Medical Group
Tel. 201-470-6998

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