For such an essential part of the body, your veins are often overlooked, even borderline neglected. It’s not something to feel bad about; our veins don’t need our attention. They operate 24/7 without our conscious thought thanks to our brain stem. The only time we notice our veins really is when we cut ourselves or when they bulge. We might also notice our veins more as we age and our veins become more visible as our skin loses fatty tissue.
WHY OUR VEINS BULGE
There are two reasons our veins bulge:
- When we exercise
- When our veins are not functioning properly
Our veins bulge when we exercise due to increased blood pressure in our vessels. Blood that would normally be at rest is forced out into the surrounding muscles to aid it while it does its job of bringing nutrients to the muscles. This process known as filtration makes the muscles swell, which pushes the overlying veins closer to the surface of the skin, which we see as “bulging.” Athletes and bodybuilders who have very little body fat show these veins more, which is why bulging veins has become a symbol of fitness and a bragging right.
Our veins also bulge when the valves that control blood flow back to the heart malfunction. Blood then pools in our legs instead of being forced back to the heart for re-circulation, resulting in a condition known as varicose veins. Venocure, a top notch vein clinic in Dearborn, Michigan, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins and spider veins. We offer many treatment options for varicose veins and spider veins. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
One in five people have vein disease. A fancy name for vein disease is chronic venous insufficiency, where the valves in your veins don’t work and the blood, instead of flowing back to the heart, flows back to the legs. Blood pools, which can cause pain and swelling. Blood clots can form as well and cause deep vein thrombosis, which can damage your vein valves as well. These blood clots can be life threatening if they break free and make their way to your lungs, resulting in pulmonary embolism or can cause a stroke if these blood clots block blood flow to the brain. Superficial venous thrombosis (phlebitis) affects veins close to the surface of the skin. This is usually caused by some sort of trauma to the vein such as a catheter. These generally heal quickly.
HOW VENOCURE CAN HELP
The vein specialists at Venocure care about your vein health. We offer a range of treatments for varicose veins and spider veins. We keep abreast of the latest in vein treatment technologies. At Venocure, we believe in customizing the patient’s vein treatments to his or her particular situation. We offer minimally invasive vein treatment procedures such as Varithena and Radiofrequency Ablation. We utilize VNUS ClosureFAST™, which is a quick procedure that seals off the diseased veins, redirecting blood to healthier veins. Furthermore, your particular case of varicose veins may not require intervention at all and may only require an adjustment in lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, and nutrition.
At Venocure, we offer free consultations to determine the best treatment option for you. We have two locations — one in Dearborn and the other in Brownstown — to better serve you. Our friendly staff will greet you and explain everything you need to know both before and after any varicose vein treatments, so you can return to your normal lifestyle as soon as possible, feeling better and with less pain. Varicose veins and spider veins are conditions that can be successfully treated. Contact us today!