There is relief from the discomfort of varicose veins. Wilshire Cardiology Group’s latest treatment can help ease the pain.
Varicose veins are often the cause for patient’s symptoms such as heaviness, fatigue or lower body aches and after standing or sitting for long periods, the pain grows worse. Similarly, this can be the case when sleep is interrupted by cramping in the middle of the night.
Varicose veins occur when the vein valves that keep blood flowing from the legs back to the heart become damaged or diseased. When left untreated, the condition can lead to ulcers or blood clotting. Typically women suffer from varicose veins in higher numbers, however men age 50 and older are increasingly afflicted.
Spider-like veins visible on the skin can be an early warning sign. When this condition persists, building in layers, the condition can develop into varicose veins. As this condition worsens, the skin can change color and bruises even more severely, ultimately becoming ulcerated.
At Wilshire Cardiology Group, we use a treatment called ‘targeted endovenous therapy.’ There is no hospital admission necessary for the procedure, which uses a tiny catheter powered by radiofrequency energy to deliver heat to the vein wall, shrinking it until the vein seals closed. Blood then reroutes itself into healthy veins.
The treatment is simple and on an out-patient basis, with no surgery required.
No pain, bruising or scarring, with little to no side effects. Treatment is also FDA approved, with a more than 95% success rate, and is covered by Medicare, Medical, PPO and other medical insurance plans.
Talk to your doctor about your care or any questions you may have.