Varicose veins affect 25% to 33% of women and 10% to 20% of men.
Veins contain valves that open and close to help return of blood back to the heart.
When valves are diseased, damaged or sometimes absent, venous reflux develops and
blood return becomes abnormally slow. Leg veins become distended, i.e varicose.
Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they are smaller. They are often
red or blue and are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. Spider
veins may or may not be the result of leaking valves. If they are, venous reflux
in the deeper veins must be corrected first.
Here at Vein Clinic of New York we know that varicose and spider veins, while considered
by many to be a purely cosmetic problem, can be a source of significant physical
and emotional discomfort. Addressing vein related problems earlier will not only
relief the discomfort and improve appearance of your legs, but also will help to
prevent many of the chronic complications.
Visit Vein Clinic of New York, if you:
have large varicose veins, chronic swelling and discomfort in the legs, tired and
“heavy” legs, spider veins, bluish or brownish discoloration of the skin. We can
work standing or sitting down for prolonged periods of time. If you are a hairdresser,
a teacher, a cashier or a sales associate, a nurse or a medical or surgical health
care provider, you might be at risk or already suffering from vein disorders. We
can help to alleviate your discomfort or recommend appropriate preventive measures.
Have several blood related family members with venous disorders, you might be at
increased risk for developing varicose veins and other vein related problems as well.
We can help by offering early diagnosis and treatment.
Are or recently been pregnant. Pregnancy often exacerbates symptoms of varicose veins
that might persist even after delivery. We can help to manage the discomfort during
pregnancy and improve appearance of your legs post partum.