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Healthy Aging: Treatment for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins left untreated can become a serious problem. The CU Medicine Vascular Surgery team works with patients of all ages to optimize venous health and lifestyle.

As we age, varicose veins become a common health concern. In fact, studies estimate that one in five adults live with varicose veins. Both men and women develop varicose veins and commonly this is due to a family history, being pregnant or standing for prolonged periods of time.

Our CU Medicine Vascular Surgery team provides comprehensive care for a broad array of vascular disease including varicose veins. 

The symptoms of varicose veins can negatively impact daily life. Symptoms include:

  • Fatigue in the legs
  • Leg cramps
  • Leg pain
  • Swelling of the ankles
  • Discomfort at the varicose vein site such as pressure, heaviness, and pain

varicose veinsVaricose veins left untreated can become a serious problem. Untreated varicose veins reduce circulation within the leg, resulting in skin discoloration and leg sores. For some sufferers, these leg sores are difficult to heal and can result in an infection and in very serious cases, skin ulcers can form. For adults with Type II diabetes this can present additional complications. 

Regular exercise like walking, weight loss, elevating the legs and wearing compression socks can help reduce the symptoms of varicose veins and slow down progression.

Minimally invasive treatments offer relief from varicose veins without a lengthy, complicated and painful recovery. The CU Medicine Vascular Surgery team works with patients of all ages to optimize venous health and lifestyle.

CU Medicine Vascular Surgery offers a full range of treatment options tailored to your specific needs including:

  • Endovascular Thermal Ablation – Radiofrequency
  • Endovascular Non-Thernal Ablation – Venaseal
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Foam Sclerotherapy

Click/tap here to find a CU Medicine Vascular Surgery clinic or provider. You can also call 303-724-4844.

CU Medicine Vascular Surgery was recently featured on the show Colorado Health Matters to talk about peripheral artery disease (PAD). 

TAGS: surgery, Varicose Veins, Vascular Sugery

CATEGORIES: Health Education, Surgery


This post was originally posted on August 30, 2021