We don’t know anyone who loves having varicose veins. Not only are they not the ideal skin you’re looking for, but they can also be quite painful and lead to further issues. If you’re not already aware how those veins appeared on your legs, here’s a brief rundown of what generally causes them.
Varicose veins occur most often in a patient’s legs. These twisted and swollen looking veins occur when the valves – whose job it is to pump blood back up toward the heart – are not functioning properly. This causes blood to pool in the veins of the extremities and cause them to swell. More than just unsightly, these veins can be downright uncomfortable. For many patients, vein ablations are the best remedy. But how do you know if you’re an ideal candidate? Here are some things to consider before undergoing vein ablation surgery.

Do You Who Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle?
Patients who are inactive or overweight are more likely to suffer from varicose veins. Sometimes, those patients who undergo this vein procedure without making significant changes to their lifestyle will see a recurrence of the condition down the road. This isn’t to say you can’t have the procedure if you’re overweight, but that it won’t solve the underlying problem. Before you sign up, consider making some diet and lifestyle adjustments to help set yourself up for success.

What Is The Severity Of Your Condition?
Varicose veins are a symptom of venous disease, which is the malfunctioning valve issue we addressed earlier. If your venous disease minor, you may not need to undergo vein ablations to solve it. Some patients see great results by making small, non-surgical adjustments like the wearing of compression socks and elevating your legs. This leads us directly to the next item on the list.

Have You Had A Vein Evaluation?
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for vein ablations (or if it can be avoided altogether) is to meet with a cardiologist and have your veins evaluated. Every person, every vein, and every case is different and your cardiologist needs to take in all of your health factors before making a determination about what your next step should be.

Vein ablations are an easy outpatient surgery that can give great relief, both physically and mentally, to those who suffer from varicose veins. However, not everyone is a perfect candidate for the procedure. If you’re ready to rid your legs of those gnarled veins, contact us today and we’ll introduce you to a member of our team.