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Vericose Veins

It’s not uncommon to see blue, red, or purple raised varicose veins on your legs, especially as you get older. At the Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA offices in Brandon, Sun City Center, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida, the experienced vascular specialists offer a range of cutting-edge treatments to get rid of uncomfortable varicose veins. Call your local Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA office today to learn more about varicose vein treatment or schedule a consultation online.


Vericose Veins Q & A


What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are blue, purple, or red veins that often swell and twist under your skin. You can get varicose veins anywhere, but they’re most common in the legs. They appear when blood pools in the veins due to a condition called chronic venous insufficiency.

Venous insufficiency or reflux develops when the valves in your veins are too weak to do their job. Valves should stop blood from going back down your leg veins when it’s supposed to be traveling back to your heart for processing.

If the valves don’t form a seal after each pulse of blood, some of the blood leaks back down and forms varicose veins.

Are varicose veins dangerous?

Varicose veins aren’t a serious health condition and are often a cosmetic concern in the early stages. However, because they’re a symptom of chronic venous insufficiency, it’s wise to visit Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA for an evaluation.

You should also schedule an assessment if you start experiencing symptoms like:

  • Leg pain
  • Leg swelling
  • Itchy veins
  • Skin discoloration
  • Leg cramps at night

There is a possibility that untreated varicose veins with underlying chronic venous insufficiency could cause wounds that won’t heal (venous ulcers). Leg ulcers are a severe condition that can result in infection and amputation in the worst cases.

When you visit Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA, they do tests like venous ultrasound to see what’s going on inside your veins.

How are varicose veins treated?

You can help prevent varicose veins from getting worse by avoiding standing for long periods, keeping your feet raised when sitting, and exercising regularly. 

Weight loss can also help, as can quitting smoking. Wearing compression stockings supports the valves, so blood returns to your heart instead of pooling in your legs.

Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA offers several highly effective, minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins. These include sclerotherapy and endovenous radiofrequency ablation, which destroy the diseased veins without damaging other tissues. Another treatment is phlebectomy, the removal of larger varicose veins.

Following varicose vein treatment, wear compression stockings or socks to help the veins heal and prevent more varicose veins from developing.

Call their office today or book an appointment online to schedule a varicose vein evaluation at Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA.

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