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Varicose veins are caused by pressure from the blood in the veins, which is normally limited by valves every few inches in the vessels. With prolonged pressure from standing upright, hormonal changes, and weakening of the blood vessels, the valves break down, causing veins to grow larger and new vessels to form.
Normally, venous blood flows up the leg, working against gravity toward the heart. Blood is prevented from flowing backward by tiny, one-way valves in the veins. Venous insufficiency is an abnormality that is caused when blood flows backward down the leg through valves that become weak.
This causes veins to become overloaded, which can cause them to bulge. The additional blood flow weighs down the leg and creates heaviness and fatigue when standing for long periods of time.
Many people will notice varicose veins’ appearance or feel their symptoms, which can be swelling, itching, aching and cramps. Often, legs feel achier at night than they do during the day.
Varicose veins can range from smaller bluish-green veins to large worm- sized veins that seem to snake down the leg. Though larger veins tend to suggest significant disease, many times it’s the smaller veins that can display the start of, or current presence of, a deeper, underlying problem.
You should see a vein specialist even if you have subtle symptoms such as prolonged leg pain, itching and swelling. Some not-so-subtle symptoms include skin darkening, dryness, redness, and flakiness. Also, spontaneous bleeding after hot showers can be a sign of advanced venous disease and should prompt you to see a vein specialist.
Whether you have a known issue already, would like to get a second opinion, or are experiencing a condition that has you concerned, the fist step starts with good screening.
We are Now Offering Complimentary Screenings Which Includes:
- Patient history discussion
- A full comprehensive physical examination
- An ultrasound to ensure we fully understand the problem(s)
- Pain management plan if necessary
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If Surgery Is Required To Address Vraicose Veins or Related Conditions…
Beyond Varicose Vein Treatment, we bring years of accomplishments as a cardiovascular specialists as well as offer the newest minimally invasive endovascular procedures. We are the only physicians in the area trained to perform these minimally invasive endovascular procedures enabling us to provide the latest medical techniques for patients with heart and vascular diseases. We have performed more than 3,000 open heart surgeries and thousands of thoracic and vascular surgeries.
With over 30 years’ experience as a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Barry J. Zadeh is considered by many of his peers to be a world leader in the vein and vascular field.
Dr. Zadeh brings years of accomplishments as a vein and vascular surgeon, mastering the newest minimally-invasive endovascular procedures.