It’s OK to be vain about your veins! We totally believe in embracing one’s imperfections, but certain unsightly things that can pop up on our bodies can actually be more than a cosmetic issue. Varicose veins can lead to more serious conditions like deep vein thrombosis and a pulmonary embolism.
When it comes to our skin and legs, lots of marks or bumps can appear over the years. Acne. Bruises. Dry skin. Rashes. Razor burn. Bug bites. Varicose veins. However, some of these marks or bumps or veins shouldn’t be there, and sometimes it’s very easy to ignore a potentially problematic issue.
If you have dry skin, it might just be dry skin, especially if you live in a colder, drier climate. However, if you have dry, itchy, swollen, red skin with visible veins, you may want to have a vein specialist look at your legs. A vein specialist will be able to give you a screening to determine if you are suffering from a vein disorder. If you are diagnosed with a vein disease, the vein specialist will go over all your options. From compression stockings to endovenous ablation, you have many choices of how to reduce your symptoms and rid your body of varicose veins. You doctor will take into consideration your family history, your medical history, your age and your current symptoms to determine the best course of action.
Not only is living with a venous insufficiency extremely uncomfortable and unsightly, it can be deadly. Why wouldn’t you want to prevent yourself from being in daily pain? If a vein on your body is bothering you, tell a doctor about it as soon as possible. Most vein treatments are minimally-invasive and quick procedures. You will be back to your daily activities quickly. You will only wish you had done it sooner.
Don’t ignore the troubling aches and pains in your veins any more – call a vein specialist today. Dr. Peter Mikhail treats varicose veins, spider veins, and other venous inefficiencies in the cities of Tampa, Clearwater, and New Port Richey, Florida. To book a consult, click our vein treatment page or call 727-312-4844.