Many people think the only reason to treat varicose veins is to look better. While varicose veins are usually harmless, they can be warning signs of underlying health issues.
Veins leading to your legs have one-way valves. This prevents blood from flowing backward toward your heart. When those valves don’t work properly, blood can collect in the vein and can cause:
Consider seeing a vascular surgeon if you have any of the above issues. Salem Health Vein Clinic, a service of Salem Health Surgical Specialty Clinics, offers patients a wide array of treatment options.
ClariVein is a minimally invasive procedure that closes varicose veins without surgery. It’s simpler and shorter than traditional treatments.
If you are interested in getting treatment, your primary care provider might recommend you try several other options before referring you to a specialist:
Your provider might prescribe oral antibiotics if they suspect that you have an infection. Lastly, they may order urgent treatment if the affected area is below a certain temperature, discolored or has open ulcers.
Ask your doctor for more information about which treatment option could be right for you or your loved one.