Majority of us wants to start the year with a clean slate. With such resolve to change our lives for the better, we list down New Year’s resolutions before the year is about to start — from eating healthy to exercising regularly to learning something new.
Here at our Chicago vein diagnostic and treatment practice, we also encourage everyone to think about their health not just in terms of minding what you eat and making sure you exercise three times a week. We also want you to think about the things that, you’ve been putting off to do last year. Like seeking treatment for your varicose or spider veins, perhaps?
Why Seek Treatment Now?
Varicose and spider veins are more than just a cosmetic concern. While the symptoms may go unnoticed during its early stage, it can actually lead to potentially life-threatening concerns when left untreated. The following are the most common complications associated with the formation of varicose veins:
- Skin ulcers that take too long to heal
- Varicose eczema – the skin near the varicose vein formation may be flaky, red, scaly, and cause blisters or crusting.
- Throbbing pain
- Excessive bleeding
- Thrombophlebitis – inflammation of the vein walls
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency – interference in the transport of oxygen, nutrients, and waste products in the bloodstream
We have seen a lot of patients here at our practice who left their veins untreated until their ankles are too swollen making it difficult for them to walk. Some patients even have ulcers or open wounds which are actually very painful. We understand that there are a lot of factors which could hinder a person from seeking treatment the soonest possible but every so often, it has to do with lack of awareness about the serious complications of varicose veins.,
Expert Varicose Vein Advice at the Chicago Vein Institute
Chicago Vein Institute (CVI) is a practice solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases. The experts at CVI perform the latest and most effective treatments for painful varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein-related disorders.
Chicago Vein Institute is a practice solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases. The experts at CVI perform the latest and most effective treatments for painful varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein-related disorders. CVI offers minimally invasive treatment options, including Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy, Surface Sclerotherapy, Elastic Compression Stockings and wound care for venous ulcers, performing more than 11,000 vein-related procedures annually.