The job of a vein is to pump blood back to the heart, using valves that prevent the blood from flowing back down into the vein. When the veins don’t shut properly, blood flows back down and pools causing veins to dilate. When this happens the enlarged veins look like ropes running down the leg. Capillaries that suffer from venous insufficiency are called spider veins. Venous ulcers are lesions that occur on the surface of the skin, and are a complication of venous insufficiency.
Vein disease associated with enlarged or varicose veins often causes leg discomfort or pain. When left untreated, this can lead to serious medical conditions, including stasis dermatitis (chronic skin disease) and venous ulcers. Vein problems affect about half the population over the age of 50, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Vein problems can also affect younger people, particularly those with a family history of vein disease and those who spend a lot of time working on their feet.
Neudorf Infectious Diseases Clinic provides a non-surgical and minimally-invasive treatment for chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins.
• Office-based, outpatient procedure
• Minimally invasive
• Resume normal activities on the same day
• Immediate relief with no down time
• Covered by most private insurance plans and Medicare