Covington, LA. La Bella Vita Laser and Vein Center releases a new article in which they discuss the two primary vein categories. These New Orleans varicose vein specialists start by explaining how veins work when they’re healthy, as a basis for understanding what happens to them when they become diseased.
According to Dr. Randall S. Juleff, medical director of one of the best New Orleans vein treatment centers, “the first category of vein disease is insufficiency, the most common form of which is chronic venous insufficiency or CVI, the condition that causes varicose veins. With this type of vein disease, the tiny valves that keep blood flowing in one direction to your heart start to fail, allowing blood to flow ‘backwards.’
“The second category of vein disease is thrombosis, in which blood clots begin to form in the deep veins of your legs. This is a far more dangerous condition, because if the clots travel through your veins to your brain they can cause a stroke, and if they travel to your lungs they can cause a pulmonary embolism. Both conditions can be fatal.”
This Louisiana vein doctor hopes that his article reaches a wide audience and helps them to better understand the things that can go wrong with their veins, and how they can take steps to stay healthy by seeking treatment. To learn more, visit the clinic’s website.
Varicose Vein Treatment Options
The vein disease conditions varicose veins and spider veins affect many women and men in the U.S. The smaller, red-to-purple colored spider veins are located close to the surface of the skin and tend to present mostly cosmetic problems. Varicose veins, however, tend to be bigger in size and appear as more swollen, tangled and blue in color. Varicose veins can be painful, and may limit a patient’s activities.
In the past, patients with varicose veins or spider veins faced invasive, often painful treatment options. But today, advances in technology give patients a number of minimally-invasive and virtually painless options for effective vein treatment. Some of the best treatments to eliminate problem veins with few side-effects or downtime include sclerotherapy, endovenous laser therapy, endovenous radiofrequency ablation, microphlebetomy, and other laser treatments.
About La Bella Vita Laser and Vein Center
La Bella Vita Laser and Vein Center is a leading New Orleans vein treatment center. La Bella Vita, located in Covington, LA, strives to provide caring and comprehensive vein treatment for patients throughout St. Tammany Parish and the Northshore area. The center is led by Dr. Randall S. Juleff, a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon who combines precise skill, years of experience and friendly, compassionate care to give patients relief from the pain of chronic venous disease. La Bella Vita offers patients today’s most advanced, state-of-the-art therapies for a vast array of vein-related problems. This includes treatment for spider veins, varicose veins, venous ulcerations, and other forms of vein disease. La Bella Vita is dedicated to providing effective treatment in a pain-free manner and in a comfortable atmosphere, with minimal or no downtime for patients.