What are varicose veins? They are unsightly "ropey" veins which are typically under diagnosed and under treated. They are commonly seen in the legs because of the increased amount of pressure we experience in our legs when standing and sitting. Sadly varicose veins get worse without care.
Why do veins become varicose? Your veins are filled with tiny valves that work together with your calf pump to return blood to the heart and lungs. When the valves malfunction, the pressure builds and the veins get stretched. This leads to vein disease. When the veins are large enough to be seen or felt, they are known as varicose veins.
What are the symptoms that accompany varicose veins? Some people have no symptoms; others experience swelling, pain, cramping, heaviness, fatigue, itching, restless leg syndrome, and burning. In severe cases, varicose veins may cause skin changes, ankle discoloration, and skin ulcerations.
For a deeper look at how blood, veins and valves work and to see how varicose veins develop visit the Vein Education Page-How Veins Work.
Dr. Sellers knows that his patients are looking for a simple, proven, and affordable treatment for their varicose veins. His goal is to provide that and more in the comfort of a friendly out-patient setting.
Dr. Sellers offers Conservative Care advice and other safe and proven minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins that are completed under a gentle local anesthesia with a mild oral sedation when needed, including Endovenous Therapy (Laser or Radiofrequency), Ambulatory Phlebectomy, and Sclerotherapy for bulging Varicose Veins. These treatments meet the requirements for quick recovery, minimal pain, and little to no scarring or down time.
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