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A Vein Specialist in Long Island on the Unexpected Side-Effects of Varicose Veins

Most people with varicose veins cite the unattractive appearance of their legs as the worst side effect of their condition. Living with the knowledge that the unsightly veins in their legs will never go away without treatment can cause depression. Without treatment, the diseased veins are likely to become more damaged, leading to new side effects. Pain or a feeling of heaviness in the legs may occur, along with swollen legs & ankles. As the skin on the legs and ankles continues to be deprived of the oxygen and nutrients it normally receives from blood flow, it can become discolored, dry, and leathery.

A vein specialist in Long Island on the most dangerous side-effects of varicose veins

The same person who was once concerned only with the appearance of their legs due to varicose veins may begin to complain that “my legs hurt” once the disease is left to progress. Side-effects of varicose veins include damage to other areas of the circulatory system and cause other health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke. They can also include more severe forms of vein disease such as deep vein thrombosis which begins as blood clots in the deep veins of the legs that can move to other areas of the body. When this happens, the side-effects of varicose veins can be pulmonary embolism, stroke, or even death.

Don’t wait until you have swollen legs & ankles to get the vein treatment you need

It is easy to recognize the symptoms of vein disease that occur on the surface but varicose veins are more than an obstacle to having pretty legs. Once you experience swollen legs & ankles or begin to have pain, Dr. Julius Garvey can evaluate your condition to determine the extent of the damage.

Don’t wait for the side-effects of varicose veins to get worse to get the vein disease treatment in New Hyde Park that is right for you. Call us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Garvey at 516-336-8878 so you can get the treatment you need for a healthier, happier future without varicose veins.

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