Published on February 07, 2014

Varicose veins and spider veins: Treatment at Nazareth Hospital

Varicose veins and spider veins: Treatment, causes and prevention.

woman's legsDo unsightly varicose and spider veins make you cover your legs and ankles out of embarrassment? Are you afraid to wear shorts and dresses? The Vein Center at Nazareth Hospital is here to help you.

Varicose and spider veins can often be a sign of a more serious underlying venous disease.

These unpleasant veins can also cause pain, itching, burning, heaviness and throbbing, among other symptoms. These changes are usually the result of venous insufficiency — poor blood return from the legs to the heart — which affects half of the adults in the United States.

The good news is you don’t have to suffer because this condition can be treated effectively. At Nazareth Hospital’s Vein Center, skilled and experienced vein specialists use minimally invasive techniques such as laser and chemical endovenous ablation to restore normal blood flow and improve the appearance and symptoms associated with varicose and spider veins.

For you, these procedures can mean quick recovery time. The goal of treatment is to close the weakened veins so blood flow is rerouted to healthy veins.

Get your legs ready for summer. Thinking about treatment but not sure if it is right for you? Talk to a vein expert at the Vein Center at Nazareth Hospital. For more information, call 1.866.NAZARETH (1.866.629.2738)