Varicose veins represent blood vessels that are stretched and damaged. These raised blood vessels are usually found in the legs and are often highly visible. If you see twisted red, blue or purple lines forming on your lower limbs, varicose veins are the likely culprits.
Contrary to popular belief, varicose veins are more than a cosmetic issue. You may begin to experience symptoms such as pain, burning, cramping, restlessness, tingling around the affected areas. In extreme instances, blood clots and the subsequent development of a condition known as thrombophlebitis can result from varicose veins.
Causes of Varicose Veins
Some people suffer from varicose veins as a heredity condition. The inherited type of varicose veins happens when valves develop in a defective way. A more common cause of varicose veins is found in people who stand or sit for long periods of time at work. Other possible causes include obesity, hormonal changes, a side effect of birth control medication, skin trauma, overexposure to UV light, and previous vein surgery.
It is essential to consult with a vascular specialist in New York to determine the most likely cause and establish whether there is any additional health risk. Blood clots can have life-threatening implications. If you are concerned about your overall wellbeing, Dr. Alan Benvenisty can provide excellence in care.
Non-Invasive Varicose Vein Treatment
Dr. Benvenisty can recommend and deliver several non-invasive treatment options for addressing varicose veins. At his New York offices, he can also provide support and guidance on making lifestyle modifications that may provide relief. All treatment is subject to a consultation with Dr. Benvenisty and his team of vascular treatment specialists.
To learn more or to book a consultation, call the offices of Dr. Alan Benvenisty in New York today. We look forward to helping you reduce the appearance and impact of varicose veins in New York.
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