As people get older, they tend to develop a variety of health issues. The list of such ailments that become more likely to develop in people’s golden years is exhaustive– and that’s putting it lightly– though some of the most common such ailments, diseases, disorders, and health issues include:
Cardiovascular-related health problems – heart disease is currently one of society’s biggest killers – are often more serious than other ailments, disorders, and diseases. Manifestations of heart issues include heart attack, stroke, temperature regulation problems, and varicose veins.
Let’s first understand what varicose veins are
Most of us have seen varicose veins before. Are you familiar with raised, thick, meandering, dark veins that many older people have? Those are varicose veins – you may or may not have already known that. To understand what exactly varicose veins are, we first must firmly grasp the notion of blood flow and veins.
The heart pushes blood to extremities through the figurative canals better known as blood vessels.There are two types of blood vessels – arteries and veins; arteries are larger than veins, fewer in number, and carry oxygenated blood, whereas veins are more plentiful, smaller, and carry carbon dioxide instead of the already-used oxygen.
Remember that the most substantial difference between the two types of blood vessels is that arteries carry blood away from the heart, whereas veins return blood to the heart.
Blood pushed to the legs has the longest route back to the heart in the human body. Further, that blood has to fight gravity to complete its return trip. People with such limited blood flow are prone to blood pooling up in leg veins and causing them to widen, come up to the skin, and become contorted. These varicose veins often hurt, throb, itch, and cause muscle cramps.
While taking preventative measures to promote general health and wellness is the best way to keep varicose veins at bay, many people with this health issue turn to trained and experienced medical specialists like those at Metro Vein Centers, a system of varicose vein treatmentspecialists was created by Ross University of Medicine graduate Dr. Ali Meslemani 12 years ago in Michigan.
Real-deal surgical treatments are the most effective varicose vein treatment options
Metro Vein Centers performs all of the following procedures, and many more that aren’t listed.
Sclerotherapy involves using a small syringe to inject a compound that stops varicose veins completely. New, healthy veins are automatically built by the human body to replace varicose veins.
Specialized laser surgery is the process by which practitioners use super-powered lasers to scar blood vessels, thereby nipping the vessel in the bud; a new one forms near it that isn’t varicose.
Foam sclerotherapy is the injection of a foaming compound that blocks and kills off varicose veins. This is the same as the aforementioned sclerotherapy except it is alleged to be more effective because it’s more difficult to fail on a practitioner’s behalf.
Endoscopic surgery performed on varicose veins is an invasive procedure whereby a surgeon makes a small incision in the leg – or legs– with the bad vein and closes the vein via burning a scar into it.