Varicose Vein Treatment
in Tampa, FL
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What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are abnormal veins caused by damaged valves inside the vein that leads to enlarged and twisted veins and are typically found in the legs, although they can appear on other areas of your body. Damaged valves inside the vein are caused by high blood pressure, trauma and blood clots.
Dr. Fariba Gharai provides varicose veins treatment at Vein & Aesthetics Center of Tampa Bay. Dr. Gharai has done over 2000 heart, lung, and vascular surgeries in the last 15 years of being in practice and has had superior outcomes with these procedures.
How do you treat varicose veins?
We start by doing a comprehensive history and physical examination during your vein consultation. Next, we do a diagnostic ultrasound to find the level and extent of the disease and tailor the treatment based on the findings.
Here is a list of common treatments:
- Medical Management
- Catheter ablation with radio frequency or laser
- Phlebectomy (Ligation and stripping)
Varicose Veins Frequently Asked Questions
What Are the Risk Factors of Varicose Veins?
Here is a list of factors that increase your chances of getting varicose veins:
- Leg injury
Are Varicose Veins a Sign of Poor Health?
While varicose veins are not always a sign of poor health, they can be signs of being overweight, having high blood pressure, or having other related heart conditions. This is why it’s important to discuss with your doctor why you are experiencing varicose veins.
Is Walking Good for Varicose Veins?
Yes. Since walking is a very low-impact activity, doctors highly recommend this exercise in order to maintain your blood circulation.
How to decrease risks of developing varicose veins?
Here are some tips to prevent varicose veins from getting worse or even appearing in the first place:
- Avoiding prolonged sessions of sitting or standing
- Wearing compression socks
- Changing your diet (i.e. avoid foods that are high in salt) and exercise routinely
- For pregnant women, sleeping on their left side may ease their symptoms