Varicose veins (commonly referred to as spider veins) are common in older women. By the age of 50, approximately 41% of women experience varicose veins. In addition to cosmetic concerns, they cause pain and fatigue and sometimes threaten the health of the limbs. Varicose veins affect 22 million women and 11 million men between the ages of 40 and 80.
Two million men and women will develop a related disorder called Chronic Venous Insufficiency (C.V.I.) – a condition in the veins that restricts the blood from flowing from your legs to your heart properly. The veins enlarge and blood stays in the legs, ankles, and feet. Those with C.V.I. will experience pain, cramping, restless legs, swelling, varicose veins, ulcers, or an itching sensation. For many, these venous diseases can limit mobility and have an impact on their daily quality of life.
Treating Varicose Veins and C.V.I.
Many women and men, even if they don’t suffer from C.V.I., dislike the look of varicose veins. Heart Vascular and Leg offers treatment options, including a minimally invasive radiofrequency procedure called Venefit™. During this procedure, RF generated heat is applied to the enlarged veins and the veins collapse, recirculating blood through healthy veins.
The best part? The procedure takes about an hour and requires no downtime. Most patients experience minimal discomfort and resume their daily routine quickly.
Most health insurance plans will cover Venefit™ to improve your overall health and avoid larger problems down the road. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort due to varicose veins or dislike the look of your legs due to enlarged veins, call us to schedule a consultation at 661-324-4100.