Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are generally found on the legs and feet. The veins become enlarged due to increased pressure. They are usually dark blue or a purplish color. These veins are sometimes just a cosmetic inconvenience, but other times they can be the culprit of major medical issues. Let’s take a look at a few of the ways that varicose veins can potentially impact your health.

How Do They Affect My Health?

Having varicose veins can lead to a higher risk of circulatory problems, which generally cause  high levels of pain and discomfort in the area where they reside. You may experience throbbing, burning, swelling, cramping, or itching of the veins. If you are experiencing pain, or any other uncomfortable sensations due to your varicose veins, it may be time to have the veins removed.

Varicose Vein Removal

At the Cardio Metabolic Institute of New Jersey, we specialize in varicose vein removal. It is only necessary to have the veins removed if they are bothering your or affecting your quality of life. If the veins are not causing you any pain or discomfort, there is no need to have them removed. We offer two options that are both very minimally invasive treatments: Endovenous Thermal Ablation and Venefit™ Targeted Endovenous Therapy. Both of these treatments are also usually covered by most major insurance plans. Check back next week for a more in depth view of these two different varicose vein removal treatments.

If you are experiencing discomfort from your varicose veins, call the experts at the Cardio Metabolic Institute of New Jersey to schedule your vein removal today!