Top 5 Most Common Vein Questions and Answers — Medical Group Answers

June 28, 2019
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Common Vein Questions and Answers

Chronic venous insufficiency is currently one of the most under-diagnosed chronic diseases out there. Even though it progresses rapidly and can lead to serious complications, including varicose veins and spider veins, most people don’t seek treatment in time. Furthermore, venous insufficiency affects approximately 50% of all women and 30% of all the people in the world, but its awareness is still considerably lacking.

Most people think that spider veins and varicose veins are completely cosmetic issues — that they do nothing but look terrible and don’t constitute a medical emergency. In some cases, yes, spider veins only look terrible and cause social anxiety. However, in most cases, spider veins and varicose veins are simply symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, which can eventually lead to consequences like profuse bleeding, deep vein thrombosis, leg ulcers, discoloration of the skin, and so much more.

In this article, we want to shed some light on the relatively-obscure field of vein disease. Please read on for a discussion of some of the most common vein questions and answers.

Why do I have Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins and spider veins occur because of a circulatory disorder called chronic venous insufficiency in which the valves in the veins malfunction. These valves are responsible for the smooth circulation of blood from the legs to the heart. They allow blood to flow to the heart and prevent venous reflux due to gravity. When the valves collapse, blood flows backward and accumulates in the leg veins.

Over time, as more blood pools in the veins, it applies greater pressure on the vein walls. The combined pressure causes veins to dilate outwards and bulge out of the surface of the skin in the form of twisted rope-like varicose veins or spider veins.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Vein Disease?

It’s important to understand that the signs and symptoms of vein disease progress rapidly. They may be pretty benign in the earliest stages. In fact, the early warning signs of vein disease are so benign that most people just assume they are signs of aging and don’t seek treatment. For this question, we’ll break down our answer into two parts — early warning signs of vein disease and eventual symptoms and complications of vein disease.

Early Warning Signs of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

  • Heaviness of the legs.
  • Frequent cramping sensations on the legs.
  • Swollen ankles and feet.
  • Restless legs, especially at night.
  • Worsening signs and symptoms towards the end of the day or after long periods of being stationary.

Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency in the Latter Stages

  • As the veins dilate due to the accumulation of blood, they also get sensitive. As such, the tiniest of scratches lead to excessive bleeding.
  • The formation of leg ulcers on the surface of skin because your wounds don’t heal due to lack of circulation.
  • Discoloration of the skin and formation of red scaly patches.
  • Deep vein thrombosis, i.e., the formation of blood clots inside the veins due to the accumulation.

What are the Risk Factors of Vein Disease?

The following are some of the most common risk factors of vein disease:

  • Genetics, because it means you may have inherited weaker vein walls or certain other genetic traits.
  • Age, because your vein valves weaken over time.
  • Female biological sex, because female hormones like estrogen and progesterone weaken the vein valves.
  • Pregnancy, because it induces your body to produce a lot more blood and your hormones also increase considerably.
  • Obesity, because it places great pressure on your veins.
  • Stationary lifestyle with a stationary job, because it encourages blood to accumulate in your lower legs.

How to Prevent Varicose Veins?

You can try to prevent varicose veins with some simple lifestyle changes and tips. These tips won’t prevent vein disease for sure, but they’ll minimize the risk.

  • Wear compression stockings because they apply pressure on your blood vessels and encourage blood circulation to the heart.
  • Engage in activities that focus on calf-muscle contractions like running, swimming, and cycling because they help push accumulated blood along.
  • If you have a stationary job that requires you to sit a lot, then take frequent breaks to stretch and walk. You can also elevate your legs while sitting to facilitate blood circulation in the correct direction.

What are the Best Treatments for Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins can be treated with minimally invasive procedures that remove or collapse the underlying diseased saphenous vein that’s causing the problems. The following are the best treatments for varicose veins:

  • Radiofrequency ablation, which uses heat energy directed via a catheter to collapse the diseased vein and restore blood circulation to the heart.
  • Endovenous laser ablation, which uses laser energy directed via a catheter and laser fiber to destroy the diseased vein and reroute the accumulated blood to healthier veins.
  • VenaSeal, which uses a single injection of a medical adhesive to seal the walls of the diseased vein together and restore correct blood circulation to the heart.
  • Sclerotherapy, which is a cosmetic treatment used to get rid of the superficial varicose veins after the underlying vein disease has been treated.

Diagnosis and Treatment at Best Vein Treatment Center

Vein Treatment Clinic is the best spider vein and varicose vein treatment center in the country. We have a team of highly qualified board-certified and Ivy League-educated vein doctors who thoroughly study your conditions and run diagnostic tests in order to identify the root cause of your signs and symptoms. Based on that, we treat vein disease using the latest minimally invasive vein treatment procedures. If you have any other questions, please schedule an appointment with the best vein treatment center near your location.

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Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. While Dr. Khimani treats a variety of patients experiencing varicose vein problems, she also sub-specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy related spider and varicose veins.

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, suffer from leg cramps, leg swelling, or restless leg syndrome, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center NYC. Most procedures are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us and get verified today.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

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Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | Double Certified
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DIPLOMAT-CERTIFIED
Dr. Simon Smith is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Smith is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs. By utilizing advanced vein treatment techniques, Dr. Simon is able to customize a plan specific to each patient, helping them avoid complicated surgeries and unnecessary downtime. With Dr. Simon minimally invasive procedures, patients are able to return to normal activities right after.

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Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi oversees all Vein Treatment Centers in New Jersey – ensuring that each patient receives the highest level of care possible for their vein disease. Having received training from Yale Medical School, Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments at his office in Wayne, NJ and Clifton, NJ.

Dr. Siddiqi's work with minimally invasive techniques was recognized by his peers in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2017 and he was also voted as one of the Top Vein Doctors in New Jersey.

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Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Calvin Jung

VEIN SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Calvin Jung is a double Board Certified Venous Specialist, serving as director and clinical trainer for
the Vein Treatment Centers in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive techniques for spider veins and varicose vein removal, completely avoiding the need for surgical procedures or any unnecessary downtime. Dr. Jung's focus is on restoring patients back to health so that they can enjoy the activities they love most.

Vein treatments at our Texas spider vein clinic are often covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us today to verify yours!

Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. If you have varicose veins or lower extremity pain, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center New York.
Read more >>

Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Caroline
Novak MD

Double Certified
Northwestern University
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Certified spider vein specialist in Paramus & Clifton NJ. She is well known for performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area.
Read more >>

Simon
Smith MD

DIPLOMAT- CERTIFIED
DREXEL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Dr. Simon Smith is the best varicose vein doctor in Wayne, NJ. He is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Faisal
Siddiqi MD

DOUBLE CERTIFIED
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi is the medical director for the Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey. Because of his level of expertise in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, Dr. Siddiqi is part of the select group of NJ Top Doctors, and he sees patients regularly at the Vein Treatment Center in Wayne and Clifton NJ.
Read more >>

Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Read more >>

Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.
Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.
Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

DOUBE CERTIFIED
NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>
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