Varicose Veins

Varicose Diagnosis and Treatment in East Orange and Newark, NJ

Offered in East Orange and Newark, NJ

Are you suffering from varicose veins or spider veins? These swollen, bulging veins can be more than just a cosmetic concern; they can signal underlying health issues. At the Nirvana Healthcare Network, we specialize in diagnosing and treating these conditions to improve your health and quality of life.

Varicose Veins: Cosmetic or Sign of Danger Below?

While many people seek treatment for varicose veins due to their unsightly appearance, it’s essential to understand they may also pose a risk to your health. Varicose veins occur when the vein walls and one-way valves in your leg veins become weak or damaged, causing blood to collect and twist the veins. This can lead to discomfort, pain, and sometimes severe complications like blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism.

Varicose veins are malformed, bulging veins most likely to be found in the legs and feet. This is because of the greater pressure on the blood vessels in these extremities when upright via walking and standing. Because varicose veins result from blood backing up due to vein insufficiency, it may be traced to valves in the veins being weakened and damaged. Instead of blood returning to the heart, it may gradually pool in leg veins and create prominent varicose veins.

What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Varicose Veins?

Larger varicose veins are a byproduct of vein insufficiency, as is also the case with spider veins, so they may serve as a surface indicator to diagnose underlying venous disease. Valves keep blood returning to the heart in the veins from reversing direction. However, valves may leak, or blood clots may stem the flow back to the heart.

Varicose veins, a common medical condition affecting millions of people worldwide, are often characterized by a series of noticeable symptoms. They occur when the vein walls and one-way valves in your leg veins become weak or damaged, causing blood to pool and the veins to enlarge. While some people may not experience any discomfort, others may notice several signs indicating the presence of this condition, including the following:

  • Visible Swelling: Varicose veins often appear as twisted, swollen veins that are blue or dark purple. They are usually visible under the skin, particularly on the legs and feet.
  • Aching Legs: Many people with varicose veins experience a heavy or aching feeling in their legs, often worsening after long periods of standing or sitting.
  • Muscle Cramping: This can occur in your lower legs, especially at night. The cramps might be accompanied by restless leg syndrome, a condition where you have an overwhelming urge to move your legs.
  • Dry, Itchy Skin: The skin around the varicose vein may become dry, itchy, and thin. This is due to the pressure and swelling within the vein.
  • Venous Ulcers: In severe cases, prolonged venous hypertension can lead to venous ulcers. These are painful sores that can take a long time to heal.
  • Bleeding: Occasionally, veins very close to the skin may burst. This usually causes minor bleeding but may require treatment if it doesn’t stop or occurs frequently.

The encouraging news is that our board-certified physicians at the Salerno Medical Group monitor and treat varicose veins and vein insufficiency using laser catheters in what is a 10-minute office procedure. We treat and cure vein insufficiency. Over the course of our first four years, we treated well over 3,000 veins as of the end of 2018. These services are offered on weekends, evenings, and weekdays. Varicose veins and spider veins — a variation of varicose veins, also close to the surface and composed of smaller, spidery blood vessels— are not necessarily health-threatening themselves. Varicose veins are the more unsightly of the two, but they might go beyond being just a cosmetic concern. That’s because varicose veins may be the source of nagging pain and discomfort. Sometimes, they indicate more severe problems or signs that something more ominous lurks in your vascular system, known commonly as the circulatory system. It nourishes the body’s tissues via arteries and veins and transports wastes away.

What Treatments Does the Nirvana Healthcare Network Offer for Varicose Veins?

We offer a comprehensive range of treatments for varicose veins, from conservative methods like encouraging blood flow through wearing compression stockings, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding sitting for long periods to medical treatments like laser therapy, vein ligation, and vein stripping. We use sound waves to diagnose varicose veins and determine the most effective treatment plan for you. When varicose veins develop, our team can help address the issue with the following treatments:

  • Laser ablation or endovenous ablation is a safe alternative to surgery or stripping of varicose veins. This treatment utilizes radiofrequency or laser energy to close the veins via cauterization. This office procedure is minimally invasive, and the injection is virtually painless.
  • Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is a safe, effective treatment for varicose veins with the potential of erasing the vein. It involves an injection of a solution (generally a salt solution) directly into the vein. This abrades the lining of the blood vessel, which, in the best-case scenario, causes it to collapse and adhere to the resultant blood, harmlessly clotting.
  • Our state-of-the-art Cutera xeo Laser effectively removes spider and reticular veins just beneath the skin’s surface and is also used to diminish the more conspicuous varicose veins. It tightens and rejuvenates the skin.

Why Choose the Nirvana Healthcare Network for Your Treatment?

Choosing the Nirvana Healthcare Network means choosing a team prioritizing your health and well-being. Our vascular surgeons are highly skilled in treating varicose veins and spider veins, using the latest techniques to ensure minimal discomfort and maximum results. We understand the risk factors for developing varicose veins, including a family history of varicose veins and female hormones, and we’re committed to helping you prevent new varicose veins from forming.

Schedule Your Next Consultation Today

Sometimes, it can take long periods for people to get their varicose veins treated by a medical professional, with twisted veins hindering blood flow and blood pressure. With the help of Salerno Medical Associates and the rest of the Nirvana Healthcare Network, you can receive the personalized medical treatment you deserve and relieve symptoms quickly and efficiently.

Don’t let varicose veins keep you from living your best life. Contact the Nirvana Healthcare Network today to schedule your consultation. We’re here to help you understand your condition, explore your treatment options, and take the first steps towards healthier, happier legs.