Which of the following best describes your Varicose Veins?–  and other quick questions to determine whether it’s time to see a Vein Specialist

May 13, 2019

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Varicose Veins and Vein Disease

Everyone has achy legs and feet from time to time. When you are sore after a long day of hiking or a strenuous workout, there is no need to worry. Some extra stretching, application of hot and cold packs, and an over-the-counter pain reliever will get you back on your feet in a day or two.

However, if you have on-going achiness with no obvious cause, especially when varicose veins are also present, it could be time to see a vein doctor in New York or vein doctor in New Jersey. These symptoms can signal serious vein diseases like blood clots or Chronic Venous insufficiency (CVI).

Take this quick quiz to determine whether it’s time to schedule an appointment with your vein specialist.

Which of the Following Describes Your Symptoms?

A: Occasional tired, achy feet and legs after an unusual amount of activity. After a few days, you are back to normal.

B: Swelling in your legs, ankles, and feet when sitting or standing for an unusual amount of time – for example, a long car or plane ride. As soon as the trip is over and you start moving around, the swelling goes away.

C: An occasional “charley horse” cramp in your leg. It lasts for a few seconds, and then it is months or years before you have another one.

D: Swelling, achiness, heaviness, or numbness in your legs more often than not. Putting your feet up helps, but the problem returns the next day.

E: Frequent leg cramps, especially at night. They come on suddenly and unpredictably – and they don’t seem to be associated with anything you are doing during the day.

If you answered A, B, or C, you probably don’t need to see a vein doctor. Unfortunately, occasional swelling and discomfort in your legs, ankles, and feet is unavoidable.

If you answered D or E, even if you do not have varicose veins or spider veins, you could be experiencing the early signs and symptoms of vein disease. It is worth scheduling an appointment with your vein doctor in NY or vein doctor in NJ for an accurate diagnosis.

If you want to get treatment for varicose veins, a man factor that you would want to consider is cost. This articles explores the various options for low cost varicose vein treatment.

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Which of the Following Best Describes Your Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?

A: Raised blue or purplish vessels with a thick, ropelike appearance on your legs or knees.

B: A network or web of thin red, blue, or purple veins just beneath the surface of your skin.

C: Bulging veins in your arms or hands.

D: Protruding veins on the buttocks or around the genitals.

Varicose veins and spider veins occur when tiny valves in the vessels become damaged. In healthy veins, the valves open to allow blood to flow through, then close to prevent it from leaking backwards.

When the valves aren’t working properly, blood collects in the lower half of your body. The extra blood creates pressure on the vessel walls, and they start to swell. The enlarged veins become visible through the skin as either spider veins or varicose veins.

Whether you answered A, B, C, or D, a visit to your spider vein doctor or varicose vein doctor is a smart decision. Though any of these issues can develop without an underlying vein disease, a vein specialist should do a quick exam to rule out serious venous disorders.

What Does Your Family History Tell You?

A: No one (that you are aware of) has been diagnosed with vein disease, and family members have not experienced issues with varicose veins and spider veins.

B: Some of the women in your family have had occasional issues with varicose veins during pregnancy.

C: One or more of your close relatives has been diagnosed with vein disease or – even without an actual diagnosis – has mentioned problems with circulation in the lower part of the body and/or issues with varicose veins and spider veins.

If you answered A, you are fortunate. Vein disease has a strong genetic link, so no family history of venous disorders puts you at lower risk for developing this condition.

If you answered B, you may be at higher risk for varicose veins and spider veins, particularly during pregnancy. However, protruding veins during this time are quite common. They don’t necessarily signal a serious underlying condition. During pregnancy, the growing baby puts extra pressure on the veins. When the baby is delivered, the pressure is relieved, and varicose veins often go away without treatment.

If you develop varicose veins or spider veins while you are pregnant, monitor your symptoms and try at-home remedies like compression stockings to manage the problem. See a vein doctor if you are experiencing significant discomfort, or the varicose veins and spider veins don’t disappear within a few months of delivering your baby.

If you answered C, take careful note of any symptoms you experience. See a vein specialist if you notice signs of vein issues, because you are at higher risk. Of course, higher risk doesn’t mean you will definitely have vein disease.

How Would You Describe Your Level of Activity?

A: You are up and about for most of the day, and you spend a lot of time moving around.

B: You have a relatively sedentary job, but you take frequent breaks. Your evenings include lively activities that keep you moving.

C: Your job requires long periods of sitting or standing, and you rarely get breaks. You spend off-hours relaxing in front of the TV.

If you answered A or B, you are probably moving enough to keep your veins healthy. Unfortunately, those who have a more sedentary lifestyle like the one described in option C aren’t so lucky. Too much time sitting or standing increases your risk of vein disease.

What Do You Have to Lose?

It can be tempting to avoid the time and expense of visiting a spider vein clinic or varicose vein clinic if you don’t have severe discomfort. However, a small investment of time and money when you first notice signs of vein disease will pay off in the long run.

The sooner vein disease is diagnosed and treated, the easier it is to get the condition under control. You are less likely to face a permanent side effect like discoloration of your skin, and you won’t have to go through the pain that most people experience as untreated vein disease progresses.

No matter how you answered the question “Which of the following best describes your varicose veins?”, there are options for reducing or eliminating bulging blood vessels. The Board-Certified specialists at the Vein Treatment Clinic have the education and experience necessary to correctly identify the underlying cause of your symptoms. They are experts when it comes to recommending the best vein treatment for your particular situation, and they perform these state-of-the-art procedures on-site. Most treatments take less than an hour, and you can get back to your normal activities right away.

These are just a few of the cutting-edge vein treatments available today:

Vein disease impacts millions of Americans every year, but it often goes un-diagnosed. Don’t risk your long-term health and well-being to save a few dollars. If you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of vein disease, schedule a consultation today. 96% of vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances and Medicare. 

Meet our Vein Specialists

Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | Harvard Medical School

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 | Harvard Medical School

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 | NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

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.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Drexel College of Medicine

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 | Yale Medical School

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 | Yale Medical School

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.

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Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

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.

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Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

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.

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Dr. Calvin Jung

VEIN SPECIALIST | New York University

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!

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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.
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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

NJ Vein Specialist
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

DOUBLE 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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