Varicose veins are often one of the side effects of aging. These enlarged blood vessels on your legs or arms can be both unsightly and uncomfortable, causing aches and pains. Varicose veins can also be a symptom of an underlying problem with your blood flow and should be examined by your doctor at Primary Care Physicians of Florida.
A potentially more dangerous vascular problem is peripheral artery disease (PAD), where the vessels carrying blood to your arms, legs and internal organs become narrow or blocked by a buildup of plaque. That can lead to leg pain, slow-healing cuts and other health problems.
Our vascular care doctors use state-of-the-art imaging tools to diagnose and treat vein and artery problems, such as:
- Varicose veins
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Peripheral artery disease
- Poor blood flow circulation in the lower part of the body
Many types of vein and vascular problems can be treated without medication or surgery. Wearing compression stockings, eating a healthy diet, going for a daily walk or stopping the use of tobacco can reduce the risk of health complications lead to a big improvement for many patients. Weight management is another strategy that can be very helpful for many people with peripheral vascular disease.
However, many patients need medications–which are available at our in-house pharmacy–to improve the flow of blood through the veins and arteries of your body. In other cases, surgery can help. For instance, our doctors can use laser treatment for varicose veins to close or remove varicose veins, improving the appearance of your legs and reducing any pain or discomfort.
In keeping with our multidisciplinary medical practice, our vascular care doctors collaborate closely with our other specialists to treat underlying health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. It’s a convenient and effective way to get the comprehensive health care services that are so important to treating all aspects of vein and arterial diseases.
So if you have painful varicose veins or suspect you might be suffering from some sort of vascular issue, contact one of the vascular doctors at Primary Care Physicians of Florida by calling us at 954-983-9191 or use our easy online contact form to schedule an appointment today.