If you are experiencing varicose veins and the associated symptoms, it may be time to consider making an appointment with a reputable varicose vein doctor. At Vein Treatment Clinic New York, you can be sure to expect state-of-the-art treatment from excellent doctors. Click HERE to book an appointment at our excellent vein center in FIDI, or keep reading to learn more about some tips you should keep in mind if you have a vein disease.
1. Be sure you are able to recognize varicose veins
Varicose veins are bulging, dark, green, blue, or red blood vessels that are found most often in the legs. In contrast to healthy veins, which are comparatively straight, they appear knotted and distorted.
If your venous disease is severe, some red/brown spots on your skin due to the breakdown of red blood cells due to a condition called stasis dermatitis. You may also experience ulcers, which are open wounds that have insufficient blood supply to heal quickly or safely.
These are all telling indications that you have a vein condition and should get treatment from a reputable vein center in FIDI.
2. Don’t brush off varicose veins as a normal part of aging
Vein disease causes heaviness or discomfort in the legs, especially if you are up and about for long periods of time during the day. Blood will make its way down to your legs after a long day of standing, causing pressure in the veins.
Think back to what your legs looked like 5 or 10 years before. Are your legs more tired? More swollen? Even if you may have gotten used to the pain and/or discomfort, if you notice your condition is worsening as the days go by, you should ask about treatment options by contacting a vein specialist at a vein treatment center.
3. Try some lifestyle changes to improve blood circulation
- Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to get the necessary nutrients the body needs
- Fiber-rich foods like leafy greens and fruits help prevent constipation
- Avoiding salty foods and remaining hydrated assist in the absorption of excess sodium from the body
Keeping Legs Elevated
- Helps gravity help blood flow smoothly back to your heart
- Promotes better blood circulation
- Alleviates swelling in the legs
- Improves blood circulation
- Gentle pressure on the legs can relieve varicose vein pain and irritation
- Direct or firm pressure on the varicose veins can cause damage
- Pumps blood from veins back into the heart
- Stretch before and after your exercise to improve blood circulation
- Examples include walking, biking, or jogging,
- Encourages blood circulation
- Prevents increased blood flow and pooling in the feet
- Choose flat shoes rather than high heels
4. Avoid quick-fixes
While some recommendations from Dr. Google may have provided instant relief, others may not have shown any results. A vein doctor from a reputable vein center is the only legitimately recommended and reliable solution.
Apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, essential oils and horse chestnut seed are all examples of treatments available at home, but there is no proof that they can help relieve any of the pain and inflammation of the spider and varicose veins. Some can have a temporary effect, but often they may cause more harm than good.
5. Look for a highly-skilled vein doctor
If you have varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein diseases, it is important to seek vein treatment, so do research on the vein center where you will seek treatment to ensure you will be receiving the best possible care.
A great way to learn about a vein center’s standards is by getting to know their doctors. A vein doctor, also known as a phlebologist, can come from almost any field of medicine, as long as they have the proper additional training to treat veins. The best way to learn about a vein doctor is by looking them up online and exploring their vein clinic’s website.
First, check out the “meet the doctor” pages for more information on the academic history and working practices of doctors to make sure they have the necessary expertise and experience. Then dig a bit more by reading the patient testimonials of the vein center to get a sense of how the vein doctor deals with patients, discusses treatments, and gets acquainted with the medical problems and family background of the patient.
You have the opportunity to reach the staff at the vein center through the contact details section or page on a vein clinic website, so take advantage of that! They have first-hand knowledge about the vein center, and therefore are the best resource to answer any questions you may have about your vein doctor before setting up an appointment and paying the vein center a visit.
6. Set up an appointment at a reputable vein center
Varicose veins may be an indicator of a more severe condition, the most common of which is a vein disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). A vein doctor will inspect the large and small saphenous veins for valve blockages or injury using ultrasound.
At our vein center in FIDI, you can schedule your consultation with any of our three incredible vein doctors and be assured of the highest-quality care. Dr. Juan Montoya taught surgeons in Colombia about aortic disease and the latest advancements in surgical technique, and Dr. Michael Nguyen was awarded both the “Mentor of the Year” and “Teacher of the Year” award during his time at Harvard. Dr. Sareh Rajaee who takes a holistic approach towards patient care to not only perform procedures, but also elevate patient care by advocating for patient rights.
7. Opt for Minimally-Invasive Treatment
In nearly all cases of vein disease, a vein doctor would prescribe a treatment that is non-surgical and minimally invasive, as these procedures are safer for both patients and physicians. VenaSeal, radiofrequency ablation or varithena can be used to treat the major saphenous veins that cause varicose veins to help blood flow to the heart again in the proper direction. These are all treatment options that take less than a half-hour and cause minimal discomfort. You can go home or back to work after the procedure at the vein treatment clinic because there is no anesthesia or recovery time involved.
8. Don’t Wait to Take Action!
If you have vein disease, set up an appointment with a vein specialist in venous medicine as soon as possible to minimize damage to the veins and prevent further problems down the road.
When deciding on a vein center, choose a treatment center with doctors who have a high standard for technical skills as well as patient care, and are compassionate and communicative at all stages of treatment.
We guarantee that all three of the vein doctors in the medical group at Vein Treatment Clinic New York are board-certified, approachable, and strive to provide everyone who sets foot in the vein treatment center with a pleasant visit. If you are ready to finally get treatment for your vein disease, check out the Vein Treatment Clinic location in Manhattan or Long Island for vein treatment today!