At first, those varicose veins were merely a nuisance. You could cover them up and ignore them…for a period of time. But after a while, it started to seem like your varicose veins were the ones in charge. That endless aching, heavy feeling, and the continually swollen legs and ankles slowly began to take over your life…
What do Winston-Salem residents need to know about the consequences of varicose veins?
One of the most important things to learn is that varicose veins won’t simply go away on their own. That’s because they are a symptom of underlying vein disease, which is the result of a weakening in the tiny valves inside your veins. This weakening means the veins can’t propel blood up the body back to the heart as well as they used to. The blood begins to pool in the legs, causing swelling, distention, aching, and those unsightly bulging veins on your legs. If you don’t seek treatment, those symptoms can become worse, even leading to skin ulceration and the development of blood clots (deep vein thrombosis, or DVT). DTV is potentially deadly, because those blood clots could become life-threatening embolisms.
However, you can push back against varicose veins. A trained Winston-Salem vascular doctor such as Dr. Philip Moore can treat varicose veins effectively and help you get your life (and your legs) back.
How can Dr. Moore help me push back against my varicose veins?
The moment you seek vein disease treatment in Winston-Salem, you’ll receive immediate help. We’ll offer you a professional venous health evaluation, which includes a thorough medical history and visual examination of your legs. The medical history is important because it gives your doctor clues as to the causes of your varicose veins, which helps him choose the most effective treatments. Varicose veins can be due to a variety of causes, including aging, genetics, and lifestyle factors. Based on your particularly situation, your Winston-Salem vein expert can suggest treatments that work most effectively against your personal risk factors. These treatments might include sclerotherapy, endovenous laser treatments, or microphlebectomy. Your evaluation might also include a painless ultrasound examination, to visualize the veins deep beneath the skin surface. This is an excellent strategy for detecting and treating deep vein thrombosis before it can become a serious problem.
Then, we’ll work with you to devise a treatment plan that fits with your busy schedule and achieves both your health and your aesthetic goals. All of our treatments are minimally invasive and can be performed on an outpatient basis right in our Winston-Salem vein clinic. This means minimal downtime and minimal discomfort for you.
So don’t delay another day – Give us a call at 336-245-4890 or go online and schedule your initial visit. You can fight back against varicose veins, and we can help you do it right.