Varicose Vein Surgery Santa Rosa | Do I Need Surgery for Varicose Veins?

The first line of treatment for your varicose veins — those knotty, enlarged, and discolored veins caused by blood pooling in the legs — usually involves lifestyle changes and compression stockings.

But you might need a medical procedure. Your doctor may recommend this if your varicose veins cause:

  • Severe pain
  • Skin problems
  • Blood clots

Some people also choose to have procedures to improve the looks of their legs.

Which Procedure Is Right for Me?

How will you and your doctor decide which procedure is the best choice ...

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Varicose Vein Removal Santa Rosa | Varicose Vein Stripping

What Is Varicose Vein Stripping?

Varicose vein stripping is a surgical procedure that removes varicose veins from the legs or thighs. Varicose veins are the puffy and twisted veins that you can see under the skin. They usually have a red or bluish-purple color. Varicose veins most often appear in the legs, but they may also develop in other parts of the body.

Varicose veins form in the legs when the valves in the veins aren’t functioning correctly. Veins normally have one-way ...

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Varicose Vein Removal Near Me | Understanding Varicose Veins – the Basics

What Are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins usually announce themselves as bulging, bluish cords running just beneath the surface of your skin. They almost always affect legs and feet. Visible swollen and twisted veins — sometimes surrounded by patches of flooded capillaries known as spider veins — are considered superficial varicose veins. Although they can be painful and disfiguring, they are usually harmless. When inflamed, they become tender to the touch and can hinder circulation to the point of causing swollen ankles, ...

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Spider Vein Treatment Novato | Treatment and Prevention of Spider Veins

Spider veins are small, damaged veins that can appear on the surface of the legs or face. They are usually not painful or harmful, but some people may wish to treat them for cosmetic reasons.

Spider veins can be blue, purple, or red and may appear in the form of thin lines, webs, or branches. People sometimes also refer to them as thread veins.

A range of treatments can remove spider veins or reduce their appearance.

In this article, we discuss the causes ...

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Leg Vein Removal Novato | Spider Vein-Free Legs Can Be Yours

Though generally harmless, hair-thin blemishes, known as spider veins, can cause some to want to cover up even in the heat. Treating spider veins is rarely a medical necessity (though some seek treatment to relieve the aching the veins can cause), but for those who want it, spider vein-free skin is just a zap away.

No one knows why some people develop spider veins and others don’t, but genetics, the hormone estrogen and possibly the hormone progesterone are thought to play ...

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Varicose Vein Removal Novato | Symptoms and Causes

Diagnosis

To diagnose varicose veins, your doctor will do a physical exam, including looking at your legs while you’re standing to check for swelling. Your doctor may also ask you to describe any pain and aching in your legs.

You also may need an ultrasound test to see if the valves in your veins are functioning normally or if there’s any evidence of a blood clot. In this noninvasive test, a technician runs a small hand-held device (transducer), about the size of ...

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Vein Removal Novato | Varicose Veins

An estimated 25 million Americans, mostly women, suffer from varicose veins. Varicose veins are usually caused by leaky valves in veins of the leg that result in pooling of blood under pressure. As pressure builds up, the branches of the main superficial veins dilate causing bulging varicosities.

Those at high risk include pregnant women whose jobs require prolonged sitting or standing and women who are overweight. Women may find their varicose veins more of a problem when they are menstruating. In ...

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Varicose Vein Treatment Novato | Varicose Veins – Symptoms and Causes

Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins. Any superficial vein may become varicosed, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs. That’s because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body.

For many people, varicose veins and spider veins — a common, mild variation of varicose veins — are simply a cosmetic concern. For other people, varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. Sometimes varicose veins lead to more-serious problems.

Treatment may involve ...

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Varicose Veins Surgery Novato | Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are dilated superficial veins in the lower extremities. Usually, no cause is obvious. Varicose veins are typically asymptomatic but may cause a sense of fullness, pressure, and pain or hyperesthesia in the legs. Diagnosis is by physical examination. Treatment may include compression, wound care, sclerotherapy, and surgery.

Etiology

Etiology is usually unknown, but varicose veins may result from primary venous valvular insufficiency with reflux or from primary dilation of the vein wall due to structural weakness. In some people, varicose ...

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Spider Vein Treatment Marin County | How to Get Rid of Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

If you’re wondering how to get rid of spider veins, you’ve probably already come across a bunch of the internet’s suggestions. When I noticed a series of faint blue lines twisting around my thigh, some of the recommended home remedies I saw included ginger tea, massage, and even exercise. But here’s the honest truth: That’s all B.S. Visible veins aren’t something you can fix at home.

So I talked to dermatologists and surgeons who specialize in treating spider veins and varicose ...

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