Varicose Vein Treatment in Utah County and Salt Lake County, UT

One of the most common conditions among the American population, affecting about 1 in 5 adults at some point in their lifetime, is the swollen, twisted veins that appear on their legs, ankles, and feet. These veins are called varicose veins.  At The Vein Clinic, we offer treatment for varicose veins as well as spider veins and other surface-level venous abnormalities with procedures such as cosmetic sclerotherapy. On this page, we’ll discuss all of the information you need to know about varicose veins and the procedural remedies we offer to treat them.

What You Should Know About Varicose Veins

Identifying whether or not you have varicose veins or are at risk for developing acute venous complications is essential to maintaining your comfort and ensuring your long-term health.

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POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS

The first step to identifying this condition is knowing the symptoms associated with it. Here are some of the symptoms:

  • Veins With Dark Blue or Purple Coloration
  • Veins that Twist and Bulge
  • Swollen Blood Vessels
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Bruising
  • Heavy, Achy, or Swollen Legs
  • Itching
  • Throbbing or Cramping in Lower Legs

Causes and Risk Factors

If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms and think you may be developing varicose veins, you should consider the causes and risk factors that are associated with the growth of this condition.

  • Age – You’re more likely to develop varicose veins at an older age because of the natural wear and tear on your veins’ valves.
  • Gender – Females are much more likely to develop this condition because of the hormone changes that happen during pre-menstruation, menopause, or pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy – This ties closely to gender, of course, but the weight of a child can put extra pressure on an individual’s body and veins. More important, however, is the massive influx of blood in the body and the circulatory change that develops to help grow the child. These changes, in addition to the hormone imbalances, can cause the emergence of varicose veins.
  • Weight – The additional weight of someone who is obese puts added pressure on a person’s veins.
  • Family History – An individual’s genetic composition can strongly influence the likelihood of this condition’s development.
  • Occupation – People who sit or stand for extended periods of time as part of their occupation are more likely to develop these veins than those who are active in their profession. Being stagnant or staying in one position for too long can diminish blood flow.

Complications

The reason that you need to be so aware of the development of varicose veins is because, for some people, complications can arise. While these complications are rare, they can be fatal. Possible complications include:

  • Ulcers – Ulcers can be extremely painful and are caused by long-term fluid buildup. A darker, discolored area on the skin will form before an ulcer develops.
  • Blood Clots – Blood clots can cause a leg to swell immensely and out of nowhere. People should seek immediate medical attention if swelling begins to occur in their legs.
  • Bleeding – Some varicose veins will burst and begin to bleed when they are close to the skin’s surface. Some varicose vein treatment options may be able to mitigate the likelihood of this taking place.

Varicose Vein Removal and Treatment Options

When you’re looking for varicose vein treatment or removal in Salt Lake County or Utah County, UT, look no further than our team. We offer five different in-office treatment options as well as free consultations that will address your individual needs. The treatments we provide at each of our facilities can be found under the “Treatments” tab of this webpage.

We also offer non-procedural treatments that often include the use of compression stockings, leg elevation practices, and the use of NSAIDs for pain.

Schedule a Free Varicose Vein Consultation

Taking care of your varicose vein issues starts with a consultation that you can have with one of our licensed practitioners. We’ll discuss your goals, what’s covered by your insurance, and give you all of the options you need to address your condition.

Why wait on your life without varicose veins? Call us at 844-316-8771 today!

“Work used to be tiring and my legs would ache and swell. Now I have more energy and no longer have pain and swelling in my legs after work.”

~ T. A. (The Vein Clinic Patient)