Varicose Veins

Varicose (VAR-i-kos) veins are swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the surface of the skin. These veins usually occur in the legs, but they also can form in other parts of the body requiring vericose vein treatment in Columbus.

To understand vein disease, which is the primary cause of varicose veins, it’s first important to understand the venous system of the human body. The venous system is the part of the circulatory system that returns deoxygenated blood through veins back to the heart to be re-circulated. Problems occur when the blood starts to pool in the legs or other body parts due to malfunction of the valves within veins due to several reasons. Some people may have weaker vein walls and valves than others. Or it may be that surrounding tissue is not exerting enough pressure on the veins to allow them to transport blood Or blood return is slowed due to compression of bigger veins in abdomen by excess fat or pregnancy etc.

It is estimated that at least one out of every three adults have varicose veins and usually cause few signs and symptoms. Sometimes varicose veins cause mild to leg swelling, moderate pain, blood clots, skin ulcers (sores), or other problems. Bleeding is rare in varicose veins, but if it happens it can be dangerous, so immediate medical attention by a Columbus vascular specialist is vital. As first aid it is important to elevate the leg and to apply pressure to the bleeding area.

Varicose vein treatment at our Columbus clinic, if needed, consists of compression therapy with or without additional procedures like venous ablation, sclerostent placement to relieve vein compression etc. Make appointment with our Columbus vascular specialists for more information on varicose vein treatment.

Normally, one-way valves in veins keep blood flowing toward the heart—against the force of gravity. When the valves do not perform their function, blood can flow backwards or reflex.

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