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Vascular Vein Centers 2018

by Rebekah Grier

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At Vascular Vein Centers, care is more than just skin deep. The medical staff at Vascular Vein Centers, founded in 2001 by Dr. Samuel Martin, recognizes that unsightly spider and varicose veins are not just a cosmetic issue. They are a medical condition that can affect more than just appearance.

The venous system in an average-sized adult, if laid end-to-end, is approximately 100,000 miles long and is responsible for returning deoxygenated blood back to your heart – a crucial bodily function. If the veins become diseased or stressed so that the valves no longer keep blood flowing efficiently, legs and feet can become swollen and the skin over time can become dry, itchy, and eventually discolored and fragile.
Spider veins (also called telangiectasias) are small, superficial blood vessels in your skin. They get their name because their delicate, weaving appearance is similar to that of a spider’s web. Spider veins most commonly appear on the legs and feet, inner and outer thighs, calves, back of the knees, and the ankle area. Spider veins are often a sign of increased pressure in the lower extremities that can, over time, cause swelling and skin changes.

Unlike spider veins, varicose veins are bulging, rope-like veins seen in the legs. If left untreated, varicose veins can cause skin and tissue distraction in the lower legs.

Spider and varicose veins can be caused by a number of factors including heredity, hormone changes from pregnancy or menopause, weight gain, trauma, prolonged sitting or standing, and age. While some of these can be avoided or improved, many are outside your control.

At Vascular Vein Centers, the staff performs a comprehensive physical examination including ultrasound venous imaging to evaluate the entire venous system and understand how it is affecting your life. Each patient then receives a personalized treatment plan. That plan is essential to ensure everyone obtains proper therapy to restore optimal leg health. You’ll find no one-size-fits-all treatments at Vascular Vein Centers, and most treatments are covered by insurance. 

The mission at Vascular Vein Centers is to not only treat venous disease, but also to educate patients about optimal leg health and lifestyle options. There are seven Vascular Vein Centers locations in Central Florida. Contact the center nearest you today to learn more about vein treatments and how you can be back to your normal routine within days.

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