Rockland Thoracic & Vascular Associates

Thoracic Surgery & Vascular Surgery located in Pomona, NY & Goshen, NY

Varicose veins are common and affect as many as 35% of people in the United States. Though varicose veins rarely lead to health issues, they can affect your self-confidence and self-esteem. The vascular experts at Rockland Thoracic & Vascular Associates, offer many innovative treatments for varicose veins to restore your smooth skin. The practice has offices in Washington Heights, Manhattan, in New York City; Pomona, Goshen, and Fishkill, New York; and Englewood, New Jersey. To schedule a consultation, contact the office nearest you by phone or book online today.

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Varicose Veins Q & A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are bulging and twisting veins visible under your skin. You can develop varicose veins anywhere on your body, but they most often develop on the legs.

Your veins push blood back to your heart to get more oxygen. Your veins are lined with valves that open and close in response to the muscle contractions that circulate your blood. 

If your valves are damaged or weak, they might not close or open all the way, allowing the blood to backflow and pool, creating the bulging vein.

Varicose veins are common and affect men and women. Women are at greater risk of developing varicose veins due to the hormonal changes that happen throughout their lives, which causes the vein muscles to relax. 

You could be at greater risk of developing varicose veins if they run in your family, you’re overweight or obese, or you spend a lot of time on your feet.

When should I seek medical help for varicose veins?

You might consider your varicose veins to be a cosmetic issue, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them. You should seek a medical evaluation for your varicose veins if they cause pain or itching or you’re experiencing leg swelling. 

Varicose veins affect circulation and can become a lower extremity circulation problem that increases your risk of developing nonhealing ulcers and/or blood clots.

The team at Rockland Thoracic & Vascular Associates also encourages you to come to the office if you simply dislike how your varicose veins affect the look of your legs.

How are varicose veins treated?

The vascular experts at Rockland Thoracic & Vascular Associates offer many treatments and remedies for varicose veins. The team develops personalized treatment plans based on the severity of your varicose veins, your symptoms, and your overall health.

Initially, the team recommends lifestyle changes to improve blood circulation like regular exercise, weight loss if you’re overweight, and not spending too much time standing or sitting. The team might also suggest you wear compression stockings to support blood circulation.

To have your varicose veins removed, the team offers a range of procedures and can review your options during your consultation. The team does your varicose vein procedure at The Palisades Vein Center.

To learn more about your varicose vein treatment, call Rockland Thoracic & Vascular Associates or request an appointment online today.