Varicose veins are unsightly, enlarged veins that bulge beneath the skin. This condition can cause a great deal of discomfort to a person, as well as make them feel self-conscious. There are a number of factors that cause varicose veins in men and women — from bearing children to obesity to genetics. What many people may not realize is that they do not necessarily have to live with varicose veins. There are a several ways to treat the condition. Here are some commonly asked questions about varicose veins, Symptoms, and the latest advancements in treatment for the condition.
Q. Who suffers from varicose veins?
Q. What symptoms do varicose veins cause?
Q. What can be done to prevent the symptoms from varicose veins?
Q. What if the compression stockings don’t work?
Q. What happens when you see a vein doctor?
Q. What treatments can the doctor offer for varicose veins?
Another treatment option involves injecting a medicine into the vein that chemically treats the vein. The medicine is very safe (it is essentially a soap like substance) and only takes about 5 minutes to
We hope we’ve answered some of your questions about varicose veins. If you are dealing with this condition or have additional questions, visit the Vein Center of the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute website or call 412-802-3333 to make an appointment.