Reasons to Treat Your Varicose Veins
You’ve lived with them this long, so why treat varicose veins, right? Ultimately, it’s your choice, but here at California Vein and Wound Center we want you to understand your options.
Minor symptoms of vein disease could be easily ignored, but you may not realize how much they’re affecting your quality of life. One satisfied patient, Renee C., says: “If you are not happy with your legs, and have the heaviness and discomfort of varicose veins, plus feel displeased with your appearance, I highly recommend Dr. Brooks.” Her experience is common. Oftentimes we neglect symptoms because they don’t feel “bad enough,” deciding to live with that discomfort. What you may not understand is the severity of ignoring those symptoms.
Left untreated, numerous complications can arise from varicose veins: phlebitis (vein inflammation), thrombosis (severe blood clots), spontaneous bleeding, and skin ulcers are just some examples. Furthermore, smaller abnormal veins, more commonly known as spider veins, may increase in number and are associated with worsening symptoms such as leg pain, swelling, fatigue, skin rash and discoloration.
Vein disease is completely treatable and covered by most insurance. If you’re unsure whether you have coverage, our knowledgeable staff will go over the details with you on your first appointment. It’s never too late to take a step in the right direction.