Kihei, Maui, HI. Vein Clinics of Hawaii releases a new article in which they talk about a symptom that patients often don’t realize the seriousness of – swollen legs and ankles. Patients often ignore swelling of this type because they don’t associate it with the vein disease that has caused their varicose veins and spider veins.
According to Dr. Randall S. Juleff, Hawaii vein specialist and medical director of one of the best Maui vein treatment centers, in many cases chronic swelling of the legs and ankles is caused by a vein disease called chronic venous insufficiency or CVI. Left untreated, CVI doesn’t “get better on its own” or “just go away” – it gets worse, and often much worse. First the swelling in your legs and ankles can become so painful that it becomes difficult for you to stand or walk. Continue to leave the condition untreated, and the underlying vein disease can cause the skin on your legs to become brown, brittle, and covered with open, bleeding sores that don’t respond to topical treatment and refuse to heal.
Fortunately, there are fast, painless, and effective treatments for CVI, treatments that not only eliminate the varicose veins and spider veins, but also eliminate the swelling as well, before it has had time to escalate. To find out more about this topic or others related to vein disease, visit the clinic’s website.
Varicose Vein Treatment Options
Varicose veins and spider veins are quite common afflictions in the United States, affecting up to 30 million people. While women tend to suffer from vein disease more frequently than men, both sexes can be afflicted. Spider veins are usually smaller, web-like veins that might have a tangled appearance, while varicose veins are usually larger, twisted, bluish veins that are raised on the skin.
There are several safe and effective treatment options for varicose veins and spider veins, including the Venefit™ procedure, microphlebectomy, and sclerotherapy. All procedures are minimally invasive, meaning they can be performed on an outpatient basis in the doctor’s office. They all help restore both the health and beauty of the legs with minimal discomfort and minimal downtime.
About Vein Clinics of Hawaii
Vein Clinics of Hawaii is a leading vein disease treatment center located on the island of Maui and serving patients from all surrounding areas. The clinic provides comprehensive care for several types of venous disease, and specializes in eliminating varicose veins and spider veins. Vein Clinics of Hawaii is dedicated to using today’s most advanced, minimally-invasive vein treatment options to relieve painful, unattractive vein problems. Some of the leading-edge treatments the clinic provides are sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebotomy, and the Venefit™ closure procedure for patients suffering from superficial venous reflux. Dr. Randall S. Juleff and Dr. Shelby K. Bailey together founded Vein Clinics of Hawaii. Their combined skill and experience, along with their passion and commitment to treating venous disease, ensures that patients receive the best care possible.