How Does Venous Reflux Happen?
Many factors contribute to venous reflux and the formation of varicose veins. Some of the more common contributions are pregnancy, female gender, obesity, family history and lifestyle. If one of your parents has varicose veins you have a 50% chance of inheriting an alteration of 1 of 20 genes which control collagen metabolism in the vein wall. This increases to 90% if both parents have varicose veins.
Although varicose veins may not cause physical discomfort at first, continued insufficiency can lead to symptoms like hyperpigmentation, stasis dermatitis and venous ulcers.
When you notice the appearance of varicose veins on your legs or experience sensations like itching or swelling, it’s beneficial to be evaluated at The Center for Advanced Vein Therapy. By treating venous insufficiency early, you may prevent the progression of the symptoms and signs.
What Treatments are Available?
Based on the severity of your varicose veins and venous reflux, you will receive treatment options. Initially, most patients will receive compression stockings that place pressure on the microcirculation and force blood upward, improving venous return.
Treatment options include foam sclerotherapy, which uses a liquid solution to irritate and close diseased veins, as well as Radiofrequency Ablation, VenaSeal™ glue, Varithena™ foam, and ClariVein™. Microphlebectomy is another minimally invasive treatment option that removes the varicose vein from the body.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of Venous Reflux, it’s time to schedule an evaluation. Contact The Center for Advanced Vein Therapy at 267-728-7440 to schedule a consultation.