Long Beach Island Medical Center382 W 9th St, Ste 1, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
Over 40% of adults who are more than 30 years old suffer from either varicose veins or hemorrhoids, if not both. Troublesome veins don’t have to be a permanent part of your life! With Vein Associates… You will love your legs again! What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are unsightly, uncomfortable veins that have permanently lost their ability to take the blood from the legs against the forces of gravity back up to the heart and lungs. As the blood falls and pools due to gravity, the reverse flow overfills these veins, giving them their typical bulging appearance. The swollen varicose veins cause aching, heavy tired legs at the end of the day, night cramps, itching and other symptoms. If left untreated, varicose veins may lead to the formation of blood clots, phlebitis or inflammation of the vein, and possibly ulceration. Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic problem, each year approximately 150,000 Americans die from varicose vein-related complications and 2.5 million others become severely disabled due to varicose veins. What are spider veins? Spider veins are tiny, dilated blood vessels seen in the skin usually on the face and legs. These veins are located just below the surface of the skin and due to their location, often appear darker and more prominent, being red, blue or purple in color. Although spider veins may result in itching and minor aches and pains, they are not a health hazard. They are mostly a cosmetic problem. Many women give up on wearing shorts or skirts because their legs look bruised or are embarrassed by these tiny veins.