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WEST PALM BEACH, FL, May 30, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The term "vein disease" encompasses a number of disorders of the venous system, such as venous stasis ulcers, thrombosis (blood clots) and phlebitis. By far, however, the most common vein diseases are varicose veins and spider veins, and these can be easily treated by a number of methods.
Varicose veins are large swollen veins most commonly found in the legs of pregnant, older, overweight or sedentary females that are caused by malfunctioning vein valves, resulting in blood pooling in the veins. They affect up to a quarter of all Americans. Spider veins, on the other hand, are smaller and often found on the face or on other areas of the body and can be caused by physical injury, genetic predisposition or hormonal changes.
Here, the experts from Medicus Veincare discuss some of the most popular methods for the treatment of varicose and spider veins.
The use of sclerotherapy was first reported in the early 20th Century and this method has truly stood the test of time. Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a sclerosing solution, with or without the guidance of ultrasonography, into the affected vein, causing it to shrink and eventually disappear.
Since the introduction of sclerotherapy, several alternative treatment methods have been developed. The use of laser energy has proven to be highly effective and is the basis for various techniques, including endovenous laser ablation, or EVLA for short, and cutaneous laser treatment.
These laser vein treatments involve the use of laser energy delivered directly into the vein (endovenous)in a thin fiber optic. The cutaneous laser heats the affected vein directly. Importantly, both these methods are associated with minimal discomfort and are quick, safe and effective.
Another minimally-invasive vein removal technique is ambulatory phlebectomy. This method is frequently used as an adjunct to the laser procedure and sclerotherapy. It involves the full removal of the affected vein through tiny incisions along the enlarged vein. While this may sound painful, the procedure only requires local anesthesia, and you can generally get back to your daily routine immediately afterwards.
Lastly, spider veins can be removed by the use of microwave energy delivered through an ultra-fine insulated needle. Patients generally feel no more than a brief prick, and aside from some potential redness in the treated area, there are no signs of the spider veins or of the procedure itself after the treatment.
"Varicose veins and spider veins are common problems, and we have extensive experience in treating vein diseases using a variety of methods," explains Dr. Steven Tidwell, M.D. of Medicus Veincare. "Give us a call and set up an appointment today, and we can determine which method is right for you."
To learn more about Medicus Veincare and the vein disease treatments they offer, please visit www.medicusveincare.com.
About Medicus Veincare:
Medicus Veincare is an established medical practice in Jupiter, Fla., that offers cutting-edge endovascular vein treatments and esthetic services. The knowledgeable specialists at Medicus Veincare provide a comprehensive approach to patient wellness by using their unique expertise to diagnose and treat even the most difficult vein conditions. Their goal is to find long-term solutions for every patient with minimal discomfort and recovery time.
For more information, please visit www.medicusveincare.com.
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