Case Study: Treatment for Bulging Varicose Veins

Treatment for Bulging Varicose Veins

Sex: Male

Age: 41

Diagnosis: Varicose Veins

Varicose veins often lead to swelling, itching, heaviness, and even leg pain. Don’t wait until you are in pain to seek treatment for your varicose veins. Schedule a free consultation today.

This 41-year-old man came to Dr. Gardner complaining of leg pain, restless legs, itching and cramping in both lower extremities. He had suffered since the age of 25 as the varicose veins progressively worsened. He had a family history of venous disease and decided to take control of his life again.

Treatment for Bulging Varicose Veins

Dr. Gardner diagnosed his varicose veins and chose to treat him using Endovenous Ablation techniques.  Photos show the patient before treatment began and two months after treatment on both legs.

The patient reports that Dr. Gardner was able to resolve his leg pain and swelling, restless legs, cramping, and itching all associated with varicose veins. These results are typical for most patients at The Vein Institute.

Veins have valves that act as one-way flaps to prevent blood from flowing backward as it moves up the legs. Bulging of the veins results when the valves do not function properly, allowing the blood to pool and enlarge the vein. It could occur in conditions that affect the vein itself or in association with more generalized conditions, like aging or pregnancy. Thrombophlebitis (swelling of a vein), heredity, sedentary lifestyles, and obesity are all common causes of bulging veins.

In some cases, bulging veins can be a symptom of a serious condition. Seek medical care if you experience bulging veins along with skin ulcers or sudden swelling in the area of the bulging veins. These are symptoms of peripheral vascular disease and blood clots. In addition, if your bulging veins are persistent or cause you concern, please schedule a free consultation.

To learn more about  Varicose Veins causing leg pain read When Varicose Veins Hurt or Leg Cramps and Vein Issues.

To learn more about the role genetics plays in vein health read All in the Family.