Varicose veins typically take years to develop. The condition is often inherited and women are four times more likely to develop varicose veins than men. As people age, varicose veins tend to worsen as veins lose their natural elasticity which can cause blood vessels to enlarge.
Varicose veins develop when the larger veins beneath them stop working. When this occurs, blood pools in the smaller veins causing them to bulge and take on a ropelike appearance. Weight change, pregnancy and aging can contribute to the development of varicose veins.
At the Vein Care Center, your customized treatment plan will be designed to offer you the most effective results with the shortest recovery time. Your Vein Care Center physician will provide more details about what you can expect after your procedure.
At the Brigham and Women’s Vascular and Vein Care Centers, we know that the insurance process can be very confusing. Our expert staff will submit your claim and acquire pre-certification for your procedure, when deemed necessary by your insurance provider.
Compression stocking play an important part in the treatment of varicose veins. By applying the external compression of the compression stockings to the superficial veins, it prevents the blood from pooling in the leg veins.