Part of our job as Louisiana vein doctors is to provide ongoing patient education to improve people’s understand of varicose veins and other forms of vein disease. Not only can you call us at our vein clinic in New Orleans but on our website, we try to do this using the most clear and easy-to-understand language possible, but sometimes we encounter patients who ask us to make it even clearer and simpler. If you’ve ever read an article about vein disease and wanted a simpler version, this article is for you.
A Layperson’s FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) List for Vein Disease
What exactly are varicose veins? They are veins that have become “leaky” as the result of vein disease. They are swollen because this allows blood to flow back into them and stay there instead of being sent to the heart.
Why do my varicose veins make my legs feel so weak and tired? This happens because the diseased veins have impaired your circulation and are keeping your legs from getting the oxygen and nutrients they need. Fail to seek the vein treatment you need from a leading vein clinic in New Orleans and this weakness will get worse.
What can I do to reduce the swelling and weakness? If your varicose veins are not causing other problems (such as constantly swollen legs and ankles), you can sometimes control them through diet, exercise, lifestyle, changes and compression stockings to improve your circulation.
What if this doesn’t work, or if I want to get rid of them altogether? Your vein clinic in New Orleans can remove varicose veins permanently using methods that don’t require incisions or anesthesia, and that can be performed in the comfort of our vein clinic in New Orleans.
Can the varicose veins be “fixed,” without removing them? No, because the disease has damaged the veins in question permanently, so that they cannot be healed. The only way to “fix” them permanently is to remove them.
Once the swollen veins are removed, will there be scarring? Treated veins will collapse and be absorbed into surrounding muscle tissue, and within a few weeks you won’t be able to see any trace of them.
This all sounds good. How do I start?
Pick up your phone and call one of the best New Orleans vein treatment centers or go online and ask to schedule a venous health screening. In that first appointment, the best vein doctors in Covington will perform painless and non-invasive tests to determine the state of your veins, and then they will work with you to come up with the best treatment options.
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