How To Get Rid of a Protruding Varicose Vein
Tired of looking down at your legs and seeing large, twisted, tangled veins protruding from your skin? We feel your pain, and understand how frustrating and uncomfortable these bulging varicose veins can be.
Where do these Varicose Veins even come from?
Although sometimes they are just a cosmetic concern, many times varicose veins can cause symptoms such as aches and pains, swelling, uncontrollable itching, muscle cramping, burning, and skin discoloration. Sometimes varicose veins can lead to more harmful health conditions down the road, which is why it is very important to pay close attention to how you are feeling and to see a medical professional assess your specific condition.
Varicose Veins occur when the valves of the vein become weak or damaged, resulting in the veins not being able to properly circulate blood back to the heart. The veins then swell up and become enlarged, oftentimes bulging or protruding out of the skin.
How do Veins become damaged?
There are a variety of reasons why someone can develop varicose veins. Age is a big risk factor. As you age, the valves of your vein can become weaker, and their ability to function at their best starts to diminish. The weakened valves may begin to open and let some of the blood fall backward through the vein, pooling and causing varicose veins, instead of flowing upward toward the heart. Gender is a risk factor as well. Due to the hormonal changes that women experience during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, females tend to develop varicose veins more often than men.
Obese People Experience Varicose Veins
Obese people experience varicose veins more often because that extra weight tends to put pressure on the veins. Unnecessary pressure on the veins can affect how well blood is circulated. This is why many health professionals recommend not sitting or standing for long periods of time, or making sure to switch between the two positions if need be. Being in one position for too long causes pressure, and blood won’t circulate as well as it should.
As with many medical conditions, family history plays a large role. If there are people in your family who suffer from varicose veins, it’s likely that you will also develop them. Luckily, there are both natural home remedies and medical treatments available to get rid of protruding varicose veins and improve the appearance of the skin where the affected vein once was.
Contact us at Fox Vein & Laser Experts
At Fox Vein & Laser Experts, we offer a variety of minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures to treat varicose veins. The vein treatments we offer include ambulatory phlebectomy, visual and foam sclerotherapy, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, endovenous laser ablation, and more. Each of these treatments is performed under the guidance of Dr Susan B Fox, who has decades of experience in the diagnosis and successful treatment of varicose veins and other venous diseases. If you are interested in any of these varicose vein removal treatments, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Our team of Vein Experts in Miami to determine what will be the most effective for you in your current condition.