Sclerotherapy can be used to treat superficial spider veins and small to medium varicose veins. This procedure involves a FDA-approved medical grade sclerosant that is injected into the veins that causes the vein walls to collapse and stick together. The body then resorbs the closed veins.
Varicose veins are large, bulging veins in the legs that can cause significant discomfort. Patients with varicose vein disease may experience leg cramps, restless legs, fatigue, swelling, itching and bruising. More serious, untreated cases can lead to leg ulcers, skin scarring and blood clots.
The average American adult with a desk job spends most of the 8-hour workday sitting. An inactive lifestyle can lead to fatigue, weight gain and increased risk for serious health complications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leading a sedentary lifestyle increases risk of Type 2 diabetes by 112 percent and heart disease by 147 percent.
Last week, Dr. Wanda Kirejczyk and Anna Gatewood, PA-C were featured on Better Connecticut to discuss the services offered at the Vein Centers of Connecticut. Dr. Kirejczyk spoke to Melissa Cole about varicose veins as a medical disease, while Anna Gatewood performed a spider vein treatment on camera.