Long thought to be an inevitable consequence of the aging process, varicose veins can in fact be treated by a combination of radio and laser therapy treatments.
More Than Just Appearances
Varicose veins are more than just a minor unisghtly blemish that appears on aging bodies. They are in fact an example of a breakdown in the function of the body’s blood vessels.
Our veins function by means of a series of one-way valves, bringing blood back to the heart to gather new oxygen for use in our body’s many organs. Varicose veins are partially caused by a distortion of how these valves normally function. They are in fact often the first sign of a more serious venous disease, or disease of the veins.
There Are Serious Medical Implications
Left untreated, venous disease can be quite serious. It can progress from simple aesthetic blemishes like varicose veins into discomfort, including itching, swelling, and intense throbbing aches. In the worst cases, it can lead to ulceration and sores.
Medical Treatments Available
Fortunately, there are treatment options that can help deal with the underlying case of improperly functioning venous symptoms.
Radios and Lasers Can Treat Venous Disease
In Laser and Radiofrequency therapy, a near microscopically thin fiber is inserted into the vein, similar to the process for a balloon angiogram. There, radio waves or a specialized laser are used to cause the damaged area to close, eliminating the source of the discomfort and other damage.
Alabama may not be first on peoples’ list in considering progressive new treatments for illness, but Mobile is home to a number of medical professionals open to innovative treatments. O’Gorman Vein and Vascular are one example of a Mobile based medical team specializing in cardiovascular treatments, and use radio laser therapy in the treatment of varicose veins.
As Science Improves, New Opportunities Arise
In the past, conditions like varicose veins were grudgingly accepted as normal. However refinements in miniaturized diagnostics, radiotherapy, and precision lasers have lead to advances that can help treat these conditions effectively.