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Varicose Vein Treatment Available 
Friday, 26 August 2011 

Swollen. Ugly. Painful. While some women joke that varicose veins are merely “roadmaps” on the backs of their legs, that doesn’t change the truth behind this uncomfortable condition — nor does it alleviate the pain that often accompanies it.

“In normal veins, valves keep blood moving toward the heart,” explains James Kohn, M.D., a vascular surgeon at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake. “Varicose veins are the result of incompetent valves causing elevated venous pressure and reversal of flow. This abnormality makes the veins enlarged, twisted, and often quite painful.”

While a number of causes have been cited — congenitally defective valves, inflammation from a blood clot, pregnancy, and even prolonged standing — the treatment of varicose veins is often simple: endovenous ablation therapy. And, thanks to Doctors Hospital, this treatment is available right in your own backyard.

Endovenous ablation therapy uses lasers or radio waves to generate heat and thereby close off a varicose vein, alleviating all the unpleasant appearance and symptoms it has created. Patients are awake for the entire procedure and may return home the same day.

“Varicose veins get worse over time, so it’s essential that patients seek treatment as early as possible,” Kohn says. “In some cases, non-treatment can result in chronic inflammation of the vein, formation of leg ulcers or the rupturing of a varicose vein — all things a patient can easily avoid with this straightforward treatment.”

For a complimentary physician referral, call 800-887-2525 or click here.

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