While we wish it wasn’t the case, the majority of people have varicose veins somewhere on their body. Unfortunately, it’s just something that happens as we age and our bodies are not as resilient as they used to be. While varicose veins are common, some people experience more extreme cases than others and end up dealing with immense pain because of them. Luckily, there is help out there for those who fall into this category. But first things first…

dreamstime_l_12496220Why do we get varicose veins?

Varicose veins appear when the wall of your vein becomes damaged. If the damage also affects the valve, blood will flow backwards, causing pressure on the valves. Basically, it’s a domino effect that leads to you have varicose veins.

Varicose veins also are often hereditary and are far more common in women than they are in men. One of the ways that women acquire varicose veins is by being overweight. However, the same does not go for men (unfair, right?).

So what if you are one of the unlucky ones?

While varicose veins do not cause most people to seek treatment, this isn’t always the case.

For those people who simply cannot go through their days without being in agonizing pain because of their varicose veins, there is a solution. At the Cardio Metabolic Institute of New Jersey, we offer several different treatment options from which our patients can choose.

We offer minimally-invasive treatments that are covered by many insurance plans and are normally sought out after treatments like using compression socks don’t help. Endovenous Thermal Ablation is an option that entails having a thin and flexible tube inserted in the diseased vein and sealing it shut with the use of heat. Over time this causes the vein to shrink as it is not being used anymore. We also offer Venefit™, a procedure that uses radio frequency energy to spread heat through the vein walls causing them to collapse and seal.

Thinking about seeking treatment?

If you have been suffering from varicose veins for long enough and you want to do something about it so that you can return to your normal routine, we would suggest stopping into the Cardio Metabolic Institute of New Jersey. We can take a look at your varicose veins and recommend a treatment plan that will hopefully give you the relief that you are looking to find. Call us today and ask about scheduling an appointment!