Bulging, swollen, twisted and dark veins make the worst fashion accessory. Even more upsetting than how they look, though, is the discomfort and sometimes pain they make their sufferers feel. As many as a third of adult women suffer from them, and almost a fifth of adult men. Although you might have them anywhere on your body, they’re most likely to appear on your calves and elsewhere on your legs. Arsenault Dermatology can diagnose and help you manage your condition.
Veins bulge and swell as a result of backflow pressure of blood. Instead of passing smoothly through up the veins, some of it gets stuck or moves back, accumulating in corners of the veins. Only in rare cases do they pose a danger to your health, especially if they get clotted and sore. Nevertheless, while the problem is often superficial and contained beneath the surface of the skin, it’s entirely possible that varicose veins left untreated will result in ulcers on the skin – or worse, ruptured veins.
Genetics play a large role in your risk for developing varicose veins, as does obesity. Older adults and pregnant women are also at greater risk. Standing for long periods on a consistent basis, like for work, will also contribute.
Don’t hesitate to seek treatment even if your problem hasn’t progressed beyond the aesthetic. Varicose veins are unsightly and embarrassing to many. If people can seek treatment for wrinkles based on appearance alone, you can certainly do the same for varicose veins. Dr. Arsenault’s treatment plan will be tailored to your individual case and may include:
Before you begin treatment, though, it’s important you let Dr. Arsenault diagnose the problem and rule out any potential complications. In some cases, surgery is required by a vascular surgeon.
If you’re in the Bradenton, Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch areas, you’re in luck because Dr. Arsenault is available at two locations to treat your varicose veins. Florida is a lot of things – warm and sunny, fun and carefree – but it can be embarrassing for those with veins that bulge or are too dark. Don’t let your veins stop you from wearing shorts, t-shirts or swimsuits when your condition is treatable.
Stop stressing over unsightly veins and
schedule an appointment with Dr. Arsenault. It’s as easy as picking up the phone or clicking the link. You can even schedule a teledermatology appointment so you can squeeze in a consultation during your hectic day.