Varicose veins are abnormal, dilated branches of the main veins in your legs. These are generally on the skin surface or just under it. Varicose veins develop when valves in your legs fail, allowing blood to pool and causing veins to stretch and bulge.
Varicose veins are a combination of cosmetic and physical issues that can both affect your self-esteem and your health. Knowing about the various treatment options along with the pros and cons of each can help you get on the road to better looking and feeling legs.
As always, we are here at the Vein Institute of NJ to help you achieve your personal health goals. Now, let’s review some of the different ways you can manage varicose veins
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Watch our latest video … Download our latest eBooks Click on a book to download and get the facts There are three types of veins that may cause problems… Varicose Veins These are the swollen or stretched veins that protrude from the skin like small [...]
When varicose or spider veins are present for many years, they can sometimes erode (push) through the overlying skin, to the point where even the smallest of bumps or other trauma can open them and cause a significant amount of [...]
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Discoloration of a leg occurs when there is long-standing reflux and swelling due to venous stasis for many years, and red blood cells break down under the skin into a brown pigment. This is accompanied by swelling, scarring of the skin [...]
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Sometimes hands appear to age more quickly than the rest of the body. As the delicate skin on a person’s hand becomes thinner and less elastic with age and exposure, veins can push up against the skin becoming more pronounced [...]
A number of different conditions can produce swelling of one or both legs. All are important to treat to make a patient feel better, but the underlying reason or reasons for the condition must be addressed during a sequence of [...]
Ulcers are breakdown of the skin, which occurs from long-standing venous stasis which is under treated. These sores can be very difficult to heal and can be very painful and disabling. At the Vein Institute, we strive to prevent them, [...]
Spider veins can create unsightly blemishes with their network of finely dilated red or blue blood vessels. However, with a range of non-invasive and minimally invasive treatment options available, spider veins removal can be a painless and efficient process. Our top-rated, [...]
Watch our latest video . . . Download our latest eBooks Click on a book to download and get the facts Itchy Veins – Painful Veins These are veins that protrude above the skin surface, and are usually caused by venous-reflux and venous hypertension. [...]
Venous reflux is caused by pooling of blood in the legs under pressure due to venous valves that do not work correctly. Over time, this can cause leg pain, swelling, discoloration (darkening of the skin), ulcers (sores), scarring of the skin, [...]