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3 Myths about Varicose Veins
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For years, several leading vein experts from all over the world have educated people about varicose veins, their symptoms, causes, and treatment options. In spite of that, we come across plenty of half-truths floating around as far as varicose bulging veins are concerned.

Here we talk about in finding an answer to 3 myths on varicose veins that you may have taken notice of.

1.                Varicose veins symptoms are cosmetic conditions

Indeed it’s true that varicose resembles twisted, bulging veins. Yes, they can also make you feel self-conscious and awkward. But, there’s much more to this condition. Varicose veins aren’t simply a cosmetic concern. They can be the after-effects of genuine medical issues. That’s why insurance companies cover varicose veins treatments. You may find yourself developing wounds or skin ulcers that show no signs of healing at times. Bulging veins can clearly interfere with your normal activities like walking or doing errands. Furthermore, they’re interrelated with a heightened chance to contract potentially terminal blood clots.

2.                Varicose veins can be removed only by surgery

In the early days, it’s true that the only treatment option accessible to people was varicose veins surgery. However, the latest technological innovations in the field of medical science have brought in a range of veins treatments and solutions which are either non-invasive or minimally invasive. At some point in time, the surgical procedure that involved stripping and ligation used to be very popular. But now the veins surgery technique is applied to a small percentage of patients who’re afflicted by the most severe condition of varicose veins.

3.                Varicose veins can be cured by wearing compression stockings

Of, course you can use compression stockings as a common in-house remedy for treating bulging veins whereby you can experience a marginal reduction in the swelling and level of discomfort. But, compression stockings can’t treat or permanently cure varicose veins symptoms. They only make happen a temporary relief. But any real treatment needs a doctor’s intervention. Nonetheless, if compression stockings lessen your pain, they can be considered a positive, peripheral part of your treatment regime.

Do you have bulging veins in your legs? Do you experience too many sensations of swelling, heaviness, itchiness in your legs? Our vein experts at Center for Vein Wellness would be happy to hear from you and offer the most suitable treatment for bulging veins in legs in LA. With our minimally invasive veins treatments like Phlebectomy and Sclerotherapy, we have helped many clients with varicose veins.

By Dr. Haimesh Shah diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery and American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
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Biography: Dr. Shah completed his internship in general surgery at University of Southern California Los Angeles. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in New York. He moved back to California in 2011 and currently works as a Hospitalist at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center (Thousand Oaks) St. John’s Regional Medical Center (Oxnard) and St John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (Camarillo).

Dr. Shah has a private practice in Phlebology and Hyperbaric Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of varicose veins chronic venous disease and wound care. He is the Medical Director for Ventura Vein Center (Camarillo) a comprehensive center for venous disease. He is also the Medical Director for Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Healing Center at St John’s Hospitals (Oxnard/Camarillo).

Dr. Shah is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

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