Varicose veins & spider veins: What you should know. A Paramus, NJ Vein Doctor Has Some advice about cause and complications of venous insufficiency

What are the causes of vein problems? Dr. John Chuback explains

40{72621b9538fb019865e5593fa2330aa749be77b84ac04933c44bc967df4cfcd3} of Americans suffer from venous disease. Risk factors include: family history of varicose veins, prolonged standing and sitting, pregnancy and obesity. The above risk factors contribute to bulging varicose veins and spider veins. This will lead to tired, heavy legs, itching of legs and cramps at night.

What are the risks of leaving vein problems untreated?

If left untreated, patients will develop swelling, discoloration of skin, thickening of skin and ultimately ulceration of skin. In addition, these patients are at high risk for developing deep vein thrombosis also known as DVT.

Deep vein thrombosis is a dangerous health issue resulting from untreated vein disease. A major risk associated with DVT is the development of a pulmonary embolism. PE occurs when a blood clot breaks loose from the wall of a vein and travels to the lungs, blocking the pulmonary artery or one of its branches. If PE is untreated it can lead to death. This information isn't meant to scare you, but it is very important to stay informed as to how serious venous disease can be.

Rapid, near-painless treatment

Vein specialists often recommend conservative treatment plans at first, which may require wearing compression stockings or lifestyle changes. Healthy lifestyle choices involving diet and exercise can positively affect vein health, and give you more energy in general. 

If your vein problems aren't resolved with conservative treatment, the next options procedures that we complete in the office. Treatment options for venous disease have evolved dramatically over the last decade. For example, a laser expert can offer Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT Treatment), which is the latest and most effective technology available for treating vein problems. Endovenous laser treatments take the place of conventional stripping. Other treatment options include injection or laser sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy.

Smaller veins are treated with sclerotherapy, a procedure which involves injecting a small amount of medication into the spider veins. These procedures will ultimately improve circulation in the limb. All of these procedures are done in the office under local anesthesia.

Speaking with a doctor about vein disease treatment at the Chuback Medical Group can help you decide what plan will work best for you.

Free consultation

Inquire about your free consultation with Dr. Chuback. If you reside in the Paramus, New Jersey area, call 201.430.2737 to schedule an appointment.

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