Patient Education //
Frequently Asked Questions //
What treatments do you offer?
Medical treatment- (Leg elevation, compression stockings, anti-inflammatories and exercise)
Laser ablation – (Laser energy used to seal incompetent vein) for large varicose veins
Sclerotherapy – (vein injection) for spider veins
Removal of the incompetent values (minimally invasive)
What are the prevention options?
Elevate your legs
Avoid prolonged standing
Wear Compression hose
Maintain a healthy weight
Eat a low sodium diet
Avoid high heels
Change sitting or standing position often
What are the diagnosis options?
Physical exam and doppler ultrasound.
What are common causes of these conditions?
Standing for prolonged periods of time
Lack of exercise
What are common signs and sypmtoms?
Pain, aching or heaviness in the lower extremities
Visible, enlarged veins or spider veins
Redness, itching or dryness (dermatitis or eczema)