Understanding Your Options for Treating Damaged Veins

Damaged Veins, MD Vein & Skin Specialists, Dr. Clement Banda

Your body is filled with veins and arteries that transport blood to and from your heart. Your blood delivers life-giving oxygen and nutrients to your muscles and bone tissues. Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from your heart, and veins bring blood back to your heart. Veins have one-way valves that keep blood flowing in the right direction.

Yet nearly 40% of women and 20% of men over the age of 50 suffer from damaged veins. When your veins are damaged, the valves don’t work properly, causing blood to flow backward and pool in your legs. Damaged veins can cause swelling, pain, and unsightly legs. They can severely impact your quality of life and put you at greater risk for developing dangerous blood clots.

Led by Dr. Clement Banda, our team here at MD Vein & Skin Specialists treats patients suffering from a variety of vein conditions — varicose veins, spider veins, and more. We offer the latest treatment methods and minimally invasive procedures to help you find the best vein treatment option for your lifestyle.

Lifestyle changes to treat vein disorders


Many factors contribute to vein problems. You’re more likely to suffer from vein damage if:

Regardless of the reasons behind your vein disorder, seeking proper treatment is essential. When you come to MD Vein & Skin Specialists, we evaluate your condition and medical history to find the best possible treatment options for you.

To start, Dr. Banda may recommend lifestyle changes to help manage and treat your vein condition. We often recommend supportive hosiery, like compression socks, to prevent swelling and decrease your risk of developing blood clots.

We may recommend that you lose weight and implement a safe, regular exercise routine to strengthen your body and improve blood flow. It’s also important to move your feet and legs regularly when sitting for long periods of time, when you’re at work or traveling, for instance.

Sclerotherapy and endovenous ablation to treat damaged veins

In some cases, lifestyle changes aren’t enough to treat your vein damage. Dr. Banda may prescribe medication, and be sure to follow all instructions regarding your prescription. Anti-inflammatories can reduce swelling and relieve pain caused by vein damage, while blood thinners can reduce your risk of blood clots.

Sometimes surgery is necessary to treat damaged veins. Dr. Banda may recommend sclerotherapy or endovenous ablation to remove or close a damaged vein. Minimally invasive procedures like these can treat damaged veins by preventing blood from accumulating there.

Sclerotherapy is a popular treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. With sclerotherapy, Dr. Banda injects a salt solution into the damaged vein. The solution causes the vein to close, preventing blood from flowing through it and getting trapped.

With endovenous ablation, Dr. Banda uses laser or radiofrequency technology to target the damaged vein and destroy it. This eliminates blood flow through the vein.

Most vein treatment procedures are minimally invasive and use local anesthesia. After vein surgery, your blood finds other, healthy veins to travel through, eliminating the need for the damaged vein. In the weeks following your procedure, you can expect pain and swelling to subside as your body heals.

 

Damaged veins are painful and put you at risk for developing more serious health conditions. Find the best vein treatment plan for your needs with Dr. Banda and our team at MD Vein & Skin Specialists. Call our office or schedule a consultation online today.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Lumps, Bumps, and Cysts: When to Seek Treatment

Lumps, bumps, and cysts showing on your skin are not only common, but there are also many causes behind them. Most are harmless, but some require medical attention to improve your appearance or to stop the lump’s progress.

Why Do I Have Varicose Veins? Common Risk Factors

Varicose veins occur when valves inside the vein begin to fail, and the results usually show on your legs as gnarled blue or purple traces. While many people have varicose veins with no further issues, others develop symptoms.

How Mole Mapping Can Help You Prevent Cancer

Early detection of skin cancers may mean the difference between successful treatment or an early death sentence. Mole mapping takes skin monitoring to a new level of effectiveness when performed alongside clinical examinations.

Understanding Liquid Sclerotherapy

Varicose veins often create an unsightly, gnarled appearance on your calves and thighs. Caused by failing blood vessels, varicose veins and closely related spider veins are cosmetic issues that could develop health complications without treatment.

Types of Warts and How They’re Treated

While most warts aren’t dangerous, they’re contagious and can make you feel embarrassed and unattractive. Some warts can also cause pain. We discuss the different types of warts and what you can do about them.