Spider and Varicose Veins Doctor in NJ Urges Public to Seek Vein Disease Treatment in NJ

Varicose veins and spider veins result from weakness of vein walls. The veins of our bodies are responsible for returning blood from our organs and tissues back to the heart. Blood from the legs must ascend against the force of gravity from our legs up to the level of the heart. Normally our leg muscles contract and help to propel the blood upward. In addition, there are one-way valves within the veins that normally prevent the blood from backing up or reversing direction. When these valves malfunction, blood tends to pool or stagnate in the lower legs. The backup of venous blood increases the pressure against the vein walls and causes them to stretch. This process causes the formation of varicose veins.

The increased pressure in the veins is also transmitted backward to the tissues themselves. The blood vessels in the tissues are very small and fragile. The increased pressure causes them to burst or rupture. When they rupture, they form a “sunburst” or “spider web” pattern. This is the reason they are called spider veins.

What Hamilton Square, NJ residents should do about varicose veins and spider veins

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad urges the public to get rid of varicose veins and spider veins. Many persons with varicose veins and spider veins are unaware that there are safe, effective methods that can eliminate them easily. Some people with varicose veins do not have any symptoms. They may, however, have concerns about their cosmetic appearance. Physical symptoms of varicose veins include aching, cramping, itching, fatigue, and swollen legs and ankles. In severe cases, vein disease can lead to skin discoloration and even ulceration. Sometimes, varicose veins can result in a blood clot (thrombophlebitis). Often, persons only become aware of the discomfort they were tolerating after having the varicose veins removed.

Dr. Ahmad hopes to call attention to the variety of treatment options that are now available to persons with varicose veins and spider veins. There is no reason why, in this day and age, people should continue to tolerate the cosmetic and physical symptoms of vein disease.

What kind of treatments are there?

When conservative therapies such as exercise, diet, weight control and supportive leg garments are insufficient in controlling the symptoms of varicose veins and spider veins, minimally invasive surgical procedures are highly effective in eliminating them. Dr. Ahmad offers several kinds of vein disease treatment in NJ.

Sclerotherapy refers to the injection of an irritant (sclerosant) into the diseased vein. This caused the vein to close and disappear. Endovenous laser therapy uses an optical fiber placed within the diseased vein to apply laser energy to the interior walls of the diseased vein which, again, causes the vein to snap shut. Radiofrequency ablation uses radio-frequency energy to cause the vein to shrink and seal closed. Microphlebectomy is the surgical removal of varicose vein clusters through small skin incisions.

All procedures are performed on an outpatient basis in Dr. Ahmad’s office under local anesthesia. They are all same-day procedures which allow the patient to return home following the surgery. The staff at the Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center is a close-knit team of professionals dedicated to the understanding of each patient’s personal needs and to providing the personal attention that makes such an important difference in receiving any kind of medical care.

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Imtiaz Ahmad, MD

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