Dr. Fretta’s Total Vein and Rejuvenation Center is considered one of the best vein treatment facilities in Essex County NJ. Dr. Fretta treats patients who suffer from large varicose veins to the smallest spider veins on the body and face. He is a specialist in vein treatment, facial cosmetic surgery, and body contouring. Procedures he offers include; Smart Laser Lipo Suction, Body Contouring, Face Rejuvenation using Botox & Fillers, Laser Wrinkle Removal, PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma), Sclerotherapy, and Ambulatory Phlebectomy (micro vein surgery).
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are large, swollen veins that often appear on the legs and feet. They happen when the valves in the veins do not work properly, so the blood does not flow effectively.
The veins rarely need treatment for health reasons, but if swelling, aching, and painful legs result, and if there is considerable discomfort, treatment is available.
There are various options, including some home remedies.
In severe cases, a varicose vein may rupture, or develop into varicose ulcers on the skin. These will require treatment.
Causes Of Varicose Veins?
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This health topic focuses primarily on varicose veins in the legs, but sometimes varicose veins form in other parts of the body. Hemorrhoids are a type of varicose vein that develops in the rectum. occur in the testicles and may be linked to infertility in men. Varicose veins can also develop in the , stomach, or liver. Other vein problems that affect smaller blood vessels are and spider veins.
Veins have one-way valves inside them that open and close to keep blood flowing toward the heart. However, weakened or damaged valves or walls in the veins can cause blood to pool and even flow backwards. This is called reflux. The veins may grow larger and become distorted, resulting in varicose veins. Visit How the Heart Works to learn more about blood flow to and from the heart.
You may be at increased risk for varicose veins if you are older, sit or stand for long periods, have an inactive lifestyle, have overweight or obesity, or have a family history of varicose veins or deep vein thrombosis, a type of venous thromboembolism. Pregnancy and childbirth, especially multiple births, also increase a woman’s risk.
and of varicose veins include bulging, bluish veins; swelling; aching pain; a feeling of heaviness in the legs and feet; itching; changes in skin color; and nighttime leg cramps. Sometimes varicose veins can limit your activities. Your symptoms may get worse when you sit or are on your feet for long periods, and they may get better when you lie down or put your feet up.
To diagnose varicose veins, your doctor will do a physical exam and ask about your symptoms, family history, activity levels, and lifestyle. Your doctor may assess the health of your leg veins using anor other imaging tests, such as an or (CT) scan.
Depending on your symptoms, your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes, a procedure to remove or close varicose veins, compression therapy, or medicines. The goals of treatment are to relieve symptoms, improve appearance, and prevent complications such as serious skin ulcers or sores, deep vein thrombosis, skin color changes, and bleeding. Bleeding from varicose veins is a medical emergency. Seek immediate help if this happens.
Treatments for varicose veins in the legs include lifestyle changes, medical procedures to remove or close them, compression therapy, and medicines. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor may recommend a combination of treatments or no treatment at all. There is a chance that new varicose veins may form even after treatment, or you may need to be treated more than once.
If you are pregnant, your doctor may recommend compression therapy and pain medicine to relieve symptoms of varicose veins, such as pain or heaviness in the legs.
- Sclerotherapy for spider veins, and larger blue veins
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy for moderately sized random bulging veins
- Endolasure Ablation of large varicose veins
When you suffer from varicose veins, you know the frustration of chronic pain and unpredictable flare-ups. Dr. Fretta has long been the area’s trusted vein treatment doctor, so come in for a consultation to learn how he can help alleviate your symptoms and improve your cosmetic appearance. A number of procedures are offered, including sclerotherapy for spider veins and larger blue veins, ambulatory phlebectomy for moderately sized random bulging veins, and endolaser ablation of large varicose veins.