An NC Vascular Doctor on Painful Varicose Veins - NHVS

An NC Vascular Doctor on What to Do About Painful Varicose Veins

vascular doctorDr. Joel Deonanan, a NC vascular doctor, explains what painful varicose veins mean and what to do about them.

What do the residents of Winston-Salem need to know about painful varicose veins?

As many as 40 million Americans suffer from varicose veins, and while some varicose veins are painless, others can be painful. Additional symptoms may include swelling, aching, and a heavy feeling in the legs.

NC vein doctors such as Dr. Deonanan explain that varicose veins are the result of a breakdown in the veins’ ability to properly push blood back up to the heart from the lower legs. This can occur due to aging, genetics, pregnancy, obesity, or standing or sitting for long periods of time. If the veins can’t propel the blood all the way up to the heart, thanks to gravity it tends to pool in the legs, feet, and ankles, causing those painful symptoms along with the varicose veins themselves.

Effective treatments are available

A varicose vein treatment center in NC such as Novant Health Vein Specialists can help. After a professional venous health screening, we can recommend one of several minimally invasive procedures that will eliminate your varicose veins for good, along with any pain or other symptoms you have been experiencing. This venous health evaluation is painless and only takes about an hour. It involves an interview and an examination of your legs, possibly including ultrasound, to visualize the veins deep beneath the skin.

Armed with this information, Dr. Deonanan can recommend a treatment such as sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, and endovenous laser or radiofrequency ablation. These procedures can be performed in our NC vein treatment center on an outpatient basis, with no need to go to a hospital or experience lengthy recovery times.

If you are experiencing painful varicose veins, please get in touch with us at 336-245-4890 or go online to schedule. We will be happy to answer all of your questions and schedule a first appointment with you.


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