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This 3D animation outlines symptoms and describes various types of treatment for varicose veins.
The doctors at The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offer patients experiencing circulatory system disorders a comprehensive approach to care. Our vascular specialists provide experienced diagnosis and treatment for conditions including varicose veins.
Varicose veins are enlarged, raised or twisted blood vessels. They are most commonly located in the legs and feet due to increased pressure on the lower body resulting from standing and walking. For some people, these highly visible veins are unsightly and are simply a cosmetic concern; for others, varicose veins can cause pain and indicate more serious circulatory problems.
Varicose veins may be visible on the legs as dark blue or purple and aren’t always a serious medical problem by themselves. If they do affect leg use, symptoms include:
An ultrasound test may be ordered to ensure there are no blood clots in the legs. This is a non-invasive test that produces images for the diagnostic technician and vascular doctor to review.
Varicose veins can be treated with lifestyle adjustments, including frequent exercise, weight loss, less restrictive clothing and leg elevation. Avoiding standing and sitting for long periods of time may also help. Compression stockings are a common suggestion as well and help veins move blood more efficiently.
The vascular surgeons at The Vascular Center at Mercy offer additional treatment options should they be necessary. Our highly skilled doctors use advanced, minimally invasive VenaSeal™, Venefit™ (formerly known as VNUS Closure™) and Veingogh© treatment options for patients with varicose veins. Other options include:
The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, diagnoses and treats a broad range of circulatory system disorders including stroke and mini stroke, leg pain and swelling, blood clots, aneurysms, varicose veins and circulatory disease. Drs. Paul Lucas, Kurtis Kim and Alain Tanbe provide comprehensive care using advanced treatments including balloon angioplasty, stent-graft repair, endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, aortic aneurysm and dissection, varicose vein removal, bypass surgery, neck artery repair and minimally invasive catheter procedures.
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Dr. Paul Lucas, Director of The Vascular Center at Mercy, leads a clinical team providing diagnosis and treatment for circulatory problems, including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the leg and blockages.
Cheryl wears compression socks while working to help with venous insufficiency, a buildup of pressure in her legs.