Varicose veins in the legs are often the sign of the common but serious vein problem “Venous Reflux.” Varicose veins are enlarged and swollen, blue veins that are often visible on the surface of the leg. The vein problem “Venous Reflux” that often causes varicose veins is now easily treated with modern vein procedures.
To determine the cause of your varicose veins and how to best treat your varicose veins, the first step is to schedule a Varicose Veins Consultation with the vein specialists at Mountcastle Vein Centers. Please read the information below to learn more on how Venous Reflux causes varicose veins.
Venous Reflux that causes varicose veins occurs when the leg veins do not properly circulate blood back to the heart. When leg veins fail and do not properly circulate the blood, this blood pools and remains in the leg veins. These leg veins then swell and expand with the excess blood that cannot return to the heart. These failed veins that have expanded with blood are the varicose veins often visible on the leg’s surface.
To treat varicose veins, the failed veins that do not allow blood to properly circulate to the heart must first be treated. With these failed veins treated, the blood naturally redirects itself through healthy, functioning leg veins and can properly circulate to the heart. It is important to get treatment as this pooled blood in the legs caused by Venous Reflux can lead to complications that may result in blood clots, and Venous Reflux is a progressive medical problem that only gets worse with time.
Modern vein procedures at Mountcastle Vein Centers that treat these failed veins are non-surgical, require little to no downtime, and are often covered by insurance. Vein procedures to treat these failed veins include the safe and effective treatments of EVLT Laser Procedure, Sclerotherapy, and Ambulatory Phlebectomy.
The first step to treating the failed veins that may be causing your varicose veins is to schedule a free, educational Varicose Veins Consultation at Mountcastle Vein Centers. Your Varicose Veins Consultation is completely free of charge, and this visit will not be billed to your insurance.
To schedule your Varicose Veins Consultation, please call us at (727) 865-6941. Our office staff is available from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.