What happens if I don’t treat my vein problem?

By Dr. Cohen

Let’s face it. Having a vein problem isn’t exactly like having a heart attack. You CAN put off treatment! You can even choose to NEVER have treatment!

BUT there CAN be consequences to letting your vein problem fester.

First of all, the problem never gets better on its own. And it almost always gets worse over time. So it makes a lot more sense to check out and treat a simple problem now than put it off and find you’re dealing with a complicated one later.

What happens when varicose veins get worse? Typically they start to spread, up and down your leg. They can progress all the way up to your groin and all the way down to your foot. Or sometimes they’ll just get bigger over time.

If you’re not really concerned about those “unsightly” veins, why bother? Well, you should know that complications of vein disease could occur if left untreated for long periods of time. Here are some of the things that can happen:

The skin in your calf and ankle can be damaged permanently. This damage might be a dark staining of the skin or a leathery thickening of the skin itself.

If the skin damage progresses further, open sores, or ulcers, can develop around the ankle. These ulcers generally take months or years to heal and often recur frequently. Not something you want to deal with.

Not often, but occasionally things can get serious. Failing veins will sometimes burst resulting in bleeding episodes that can require emergency room visits. Or blood clots can develop. Usually these clots are in the varicose veins only, which while not too serious can be quite painful. Rarely, clots can move into the deep veins. These clots (known as DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis) are very serious and potentially life threatening.

So sure, you can put treatment off. But the consultation with us is quick and easy. And if necessary, the treatment is generally fast, effective, relatively painless and may be covered by your insurance. So why would you put it off?

You can arrange for a quick and easy consultation right now by calling 201-265-5300.

About us: There are 20 million Americans with vein problems that can seriously affect the quality of their lives. And as we age, they just get worse. As one of the few New Jersey medical practices committed exclusively to vein care, Advanced Vascular Vein Care is uniquely capable of alleviating those problems, whether they are medical or cosmetic. All treatments are non-surgical, usually covered by insurance, and delivered in an office setting. And we do it as it should be done – with compassion, excellence, affordability, convenience, and the personal touch. Call 201-265-5300 or visit AdvancedVascular.com for a quick and easy consultation.

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