Veins return oxygen-poor blood back to the heart. When standing, the muscles of the legs work against gravity to pump the blood back to the heart. Veins have valves inside them which help keep the blood flowing in the correct direction. When the leg muscles contract, the valves in the veins open; when the leg relaxes, they close. A weakened vein wall and damaged valves can cause varicose veins and, in some cases, venous ulcers.
Varicose veins are the swollen blue, twisted, bulging veins that are seen through the skin. They can cause pain, redness, sores, heaviness or fatigue of the legs. While men do experience varicose veins, the condition is more common among women.
As vein specialists, Vascular Health Partners can help you with varicose vein removal. Your varicose vein treatment plan will be tailored to meet your needs by one of our experienced physicians. Please call our office at (518) 782-3900 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Signs & Symptoms of Varicose Veins
- Bulging, purple appearance of the surface veins
- Leg pain, heaviness, swelling or discomfort
- Leg/foot ulcers
Our vascular surgeons treat patients with varicose veins in locations across the Capital Region, NY. Contact us at (518) 782-3900 for more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Manish Mehta, Dr. Philip Paty, Dr. Zachary Kostun, Dr. Priya Jayakumar or other members of our vascular surgery team.