As doctors who are widely considered some of the best vein doctors in Hawaii, we are by now used to people thinking that the only thing we do is remove varicose veins. It’s not true. We may specialize as vein doctors, but we are medical doctors first, and our overall goal at Vein Clinics of Hawaii is to treat the whole person, and to enable each of our patients to achieve the best state of physical, emotional, and mental health that they possibly can. Eliminating their vein disease is an effective way to accomplish that goal.
Vein disease is more than what you see in the mirror
Yes, we understand how you feel when you look in the mirror and see your swollen and discolored varicose veins. They’re unattractive, and seeing them every day undermines your sense of self-worth. So naturally when they are eliminated, your sense of well-being improves. But eliminating your varicose veins can do much more than that to improve your health.
Varicose veins are caused by a very real disease, and the negative effects of that disease don’t stop at the surface of your skin. Below the surface, that disease is busy impairing your circulation and causing a number of symptoms that can become much more serious than the varicose veins themselves. Left untreated, varicose veins first affect your energy levels, leaving you tired all the time. Next, your impaired circulation begins to cause swelling and pain, so much so that it can become difficult to stand or walk. Finally, your poor circulation begins to cause changes in the color and texture of your legs, turning the skin brown and leathery, and leaving it covered with open, bleeding sores called leg ulcers. The long-term effects of vein disease are even worse – impaired circulation means an impaired immune system, so you greatly increase you risk of developing other, more serious diseases, such as diabetes, stroke, or heart disease.
What can vein doctors do to reverse these effects and improve your health?
The first step towards improving your overall health is eliminating the disease that is undermining it. To do this, the experts at our vein treatment center in Hawaii eliminate the swollen veins that are its most obvious symptom. As the varicose veins are removed, so is the vein disease that is eroding your energy and making you tired all the time. So don’t settle for a life of poor health, low energy, and poor self-esteem, just because you have varicose veins. Seek treatment. Call our Hawaii vein specialist and set up an appointment for a consultation. You’ll be happy you did.