Varicose veins are enlarged, often bluish, twisting leg veins that bulge above the surface of the skin. It is a common condition affecting many men and women, and is caused by increased blood pressure in the veins. Any vein that is close to the skin’s surface can become Varicose. The blood moves towards the heart by one -way valves in the veins. When the valves become weakened, faulty or damaged in the veins, that causes blood to flow in the wrong direction or to pool.
Certain factors could put you at increased risk for varicose veins, including family history, aging, being overweight or obese, pregnancy or standing for long periods of time as part of your job.
A number of things can increase your likelihood of developing varicose veins, including:
● Older Age
● Family history of Varicose Veins
● Having a lifestyle that involves long period of standing or sitting
● Hormonal Imbalance
● Female are more likely to be affected
● Other conditions that includes: a previous blood clot, a swelling or tumor in the pelvis, abnormal blood vessels
Varicose veins are not always visible. For some people, they cause pain, discomfort and symptoms such as:
● Veins that are dark purple or blue
● Twisted bulging veins, cord on the legs like appearance
● Painful after sitting or standing for a long period of time
● Changes skin color around a varicose vein
Varicose vein treatment involves injecting a foam that causes veins to close. Varithena is minimally invasive, and patients reporting pain at the injection or application site in clinical trials was 4.0%.1 There’s no need for incisions or stitches, and treatment is usually less than an hour. Most people only need a single treatment to see results.
Unlike some other foams, Varithena is FDA-approved. During a treatment session, a physician injects the foam inside diseased veins to close them down, allowing blood to flow through other, healthier veins.
There are no incisions, sedation or general anesthesia. Your physician may recommend Varithena, because it:
The most common side effects are leg pain or discomfort, injection site bruising or pain and potentially serious blood clots in the leg veins. These are not all of the possible side effects of Varithena.
In clinical studies, the majority of patients treated with Varithena experienced these results after just one treatment:
● including heaviness, achiness,swelling, throbbing and itching
● assessed by both patients and physicians
Varithena is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans. Coverage may depend on the severity of your varicose veins and symptoms. Your physician’s office may be able to help you understand your coverage.