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Why Do Varicose Veins Occur?

Varicose veins have a variety of causes and risk factors, and one is heredity. If varicose veins run in your family, you may not be able to avoid them entirely. Still there are many lifestyle habits that you can develop to prevent or lessen the chances that you will get varicose veins–and to prevent reoccurrence. Your varicose vein treatment options are numerous and the best vein doctors can recommend the best option for you.

What Causes Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins occur when blood accumulates in part of the vein due to a backup of blood flow. Valves within your veins help blood circulate back from your legs to your heart and lungs. Sometimes valves become weak or have excess pressure placed on them (in addition to gravity). When this happens they may allow blood to flow back downward a bit–in other words, the valves may leak. This creates a discolored or bulging vein, which blocks normal blood flow, typically requiring varicose vein treatment. Cincinnati vein treatment from our vascular doctors can work wonders, as you’ll see in our Before & After photos.

Risk factors for developing vein disease include:

Varicose Vein Treatment Effectiveness

Our Cincinnati vein treatment center uses advanced diagnostic methods and maps your blood flow via ultrasound to find any circulatory problems you may have. We may also use ultrasound to pinpoint the treatment area and guide our vein doctor to the root of the problem. Although we use the most sophisticated, no-downtime varicose vein treatment methods, reoccurrence is still possible. Once you have a tendency to develop vein disease, you may continue developing them despite treatment. You may have to drop in for future treatments to completely eliminate the diseased veins from your life forever. To see how much difference our expert vein treatment can make, take a look at our Before & After photos.

We Banish Varicose Veins in Cincinnati

Our Cincinnati vein treatment options help your legs to look and feel their best. If you have painful varicose vein problems, or if they’re simply annoying and unsightly, make an appointment with our vascular surgeons at Vascular & Interventional Associates at our VIA Vein Center. Contact us today!

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