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What are varicose veins and spider veins?
Varicose and spider veins result when one-way valves within the vein
fail to keep the blood flowing forward. This causes pressure to build up and the diseased vein becomes enlarged and can eventually appear
surface of the skin. When this problem occurs in smaller vessels they are
referred to as spider veins.
What is the cause of varicose or spider veins?
Heredity is the main cause of varicose veins. However, excessive body weight, prolonged standing or sitting, pregnancy, and hormonal changes can also be attributed to varicose or spider veins.
What symptoms occur with varicose and spider veins?
Small blue or purple veins can be seen just beneath the skin. One may experience feelings of heaviness, pain, fatigue, muscle cramping, restlessness, or swelling.
What types of complications are associated
with varicose and spider veins if left untreated?
Varicose veins can lead to other more serious complications such as blood clots, bleeding, and ulcerations. Treatment of varicose veins can help prevent serious complications from occurring and alleviate symptoms.
What are the methods used to treat varicose and spider veins?
In many cases, combination
therapy works best. There are a number of corrective treatments that can be done from endovenous
laser ablation (EVLT)/laser treatment, to Sclerotherapy, Ohmic Thermolysis, or Micro-Plebectomy.
Does insurance cover the treatment?
This varies depending upon the type of venous disease being treated.