Frequently Asked Questions/FAQ
Our team at The Center for Advanced Vein Care in Hickory, NC, has compiled frequently asked questions from our patients. If you have other related topics that you want us to tackle, feel free to reach out to us. We’ll strive to address them in the best way that we can.
What are varicose veins?
This medical term is used to describe common venous disorders such as spider veins (small, red or blue veins that can be found on the surface of the skin) and true varicose veins (large, swollen, and bulging veins). Studies show that one in three women and one in five men are diagnosed with this condition. Common symptoms may include swelling, tired and heavy feeling, leg pain and fatigue, burning and itching sensations, and skin discoloration.
What causes varicose veins?
Are there ways to prevent varicose veins?
What will happen if I don’t get treated for varicose veins?
Is there a chance for my spider or varicose veins to reoccur, even after my treatment?
However, it’s also possible that the neighboring veins are already diseased. It’s important that you consult with a vein care professional regarding your condition. This way, they can determine if you have underlying venous conditions and provide the necessary treatment to prevent further complications.