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Varicose Veins Specialist

Advanced Medical Group

Cardiology, Vein, & Podiatry located in Jersey City, NJ

Varicose veins develop because of a combination of faulty valves and weakened vein walls. Since they’re known for being uncomfortable and can make you feel self-conscious, the team of vascular specialists at Advanced Medical Group offer effective in-office treatments. To see what the Jersey City, Union City, or West New York, New Jersey, team can do for you, book an evaluation. Schedule your visit with the online appointment agent or call your closest clinic.

Varicose Veins Q & A

What causes varicose veins?

Your arteries are responsible for transporting blood from your heart out to the rest of your body. Veins bring blood back to your heart, where it’s recirculated, often working against the force of gravity.

Steady muscle contractions in your lower legs are supposed to help pump blood back up to your heart. This process forces valves to open up to ensure blood continues moving up towards your heart. Sometimes, though, the valves don’t close up, which allows blood to pool in your veins.

Other times, your veins are simply weakened, often due to age. These issues lead to varicose veins, which make your veins pop out and often appear twisted. While any veins in your body can technically become varicose, they most commonly develop in your legs and feet. Plus, you’re more likely to develop varicose veins because of:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Standing or sitting for long periods
  • A family history of varicose veins

Women are more likely to have varicose veins due to hormonal changes that occur with menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause since female hormones often relax vein walls.

How are varicose veins treated?

The team at Advanced Medical Group offer some of the most advanced varicose vein treatments right in the office. Before finding the right treatment for your needs, they may suggest a venous doppler ultrasound to measure blood flow through your arteries.

One of the most popular treatments for varicose veins involves the revolutionary Dornier MedTech endovenous laser, which uses safe levels of laser energy to destroy the damaged vein. Your blood naturally recirculates to surrounding veins, and over the following weeks, the treated vein starts to fade.

Traditional sclerotherapy treatments are another way to go. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a specialized solution into your veins. The effect is similar to a laser treatment, where your vein closes off and blood recirculates.

Spider veins, which are smaller versions of varicose veins, are often treated using the same in-office procedures.

Can I prevent varicose veins?

While you can’t prevent every varicose vein from forming, you can do several things to minimize your chances of developing them, or from having them come back in the future. Some of the best things you can do to prevent varicose veins include:

  • Wearing compression socks
  • Getting more exercise
  • Avoiding high-heeled shoes
  • Elevating your legs throughout the day

If your varicose veins stem from being overweight, your dedicated team at Advanced Medical Group can help you reach a healthier weight, minimizing your risk of further issues.

Instead of living another day with varicose or spider veins, get started on your custom treatment plan at Advanced Medical Group today. Book your evaluation online or over the phone.