Varicose Veins Treatment Clinic
As you learned in high school, arteries carry blood away from the heart and veins carry blood back to the heart. Just as water always flows downhill, blood always flows from high to low pressure. The pressure in the arteries is high, the pressure in the veins is low. This system works well when you are lying down, but when you are standing, the blood in the veins of your legs must flow against the force of gravity back to your heart.
This causes pressure to build up in the veins in the legs. Your body overcomes this problem with a combination of one-way valves and a pump. The valves are within your veins and the muscles in your leg act as a pump. When the muscles contract the blood is forced back to the heart. The one-way valves prevent the blood from returning when the muscle relaxes. Sometimes the valves malfunction, which is a leading cause of varicose veins. A variety of conditions, such as pregnancy, prolonged standing, obesity or hormone influences may cause the vein wall to weaken. As the vein dilates, the valves cannot close. The pressure can build up and over time and cause varicose veins.
The superficial veins just under the skin drain by way of one-way valves into the deep veins. When these valves break down, the contracting muscle can force blood under high pressure into the superficial veins. This can cause pain and over time can cause varicose and spider veins. Compression stockings can support wall of varicose veins and help blood flow back to the heart. They may help with the pain and aching of varicose veins and may slow down the progression of the disease, but they are a varicose vein treatment and not a cure. Varicose veins are permanently damaged and must be removed for a cure. Also, the most effective treatment of varicose veins involves the elimination of veins with faulty valves in order to prevent the condition from returning.
AmeriVein is proud to be a leading vein clinic that utilizes the most advanced technologies and current techniques to safely and efficiently provide varicose vein removal with pleasing cosmetic results. In addition to traditional varicose vein surgery, our experienced physicians also have several other techniques for the removal of varicose veins. Laser, Tumescent Enhanced Sclerotherapy, and TriVex, a method conceived here at AmeriVein, are a few of the treatment options we have available to you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about AmeriVein or our services and a specialist will be happy to assist you.