Starling Vascular Vein
The veins in your body play an important role in circulation, carrying blood from various parts of your body back to your heart. Yet, as people age, problems can develop in the veins and cause a variety of complications. Venous disease of the lower extremities affects over 30 million people, most of whom suffer indefinitely. Leg discomfort, swelling, and varicose veins may be signs of significant vascular disease. Symptoms may worsen if left untreated.
One in three Americans over the age of 45 has some kind of vein disease.
Early symptoms may seem minor. However, they can become more serious – and even life-threatening – if they are not treated. This is why it is important to be aware of symptoms and seek medical advice at the earliest sign of a problem.
Symptoms of vein problems
Symptoms of vein problems vary widely depending on severity. Some individuals only have cosmetic symptoms while others may experience intense pain. Modern vein treatments are fully capable of addressing most cosmetic symptoms and may improve more medically significant symptoms as well.
Medical professionals will typically use visual cues to help diagnose vein disease. Because vein disease is progressive, vein problems can look very different from person to person.
Small veins on the surface of the skin may appear red, blue, or purple (spider veins) while larger veins may become twisted and bulge from the skin (varicose veins).
As vein disease progresses and more veins are affected, the leg may become swollen while the skin becomes firm and discolored due to the insufficient flow and accumulation of blood in the veins. If left untreated, vein disease can lead to open wounds, also known as venous leg ulcers.
- Leg Pain
- Itching or Burning
- Throbbing or Aching
- Restless Legs
- Tingling or Numbness
- Leg Fatigue or Heaviness
- Leg Cramps
Even without obvious visual changes, one or more of the following medically significant symptoms may be caused by underlying vein problems.
Treatment Options are Fast, Easy, and Painless
The good news is we can help you resolve these symptoms and make you feel like yourself again. Fortunately, there are now minimally invasive methods to treat symptomatic superficial venous reflux and varicose veins.
- Treatment is done in the office
- Minimal or no pain
- Same day return to activity
- Typically covered by Medicare and most private insurance companies for cases deemed medically necessary
Any patient with persistent lower extremity swelling or visible varicose veins may be a candidate for the newest non-invasive treatment options. This includes post-partum patients. In addition, any patient with chronic non-healing wounds, such as venous stasis ulcers, may benefit from this procedure.
The first step in the evaluation process is a consultation usually followed by a non-invasive, lower extremity ultrasound. It is completely pain-free and is covered by insurance.
The latest treatments are done in the office and can result in a dramatic improvement in how legs look and feel.
Meet Vascular Vein Expert: Dr. Shishir Mathur
Dr. Mathur is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He has additional board certifications in Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology. He specializes in providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment of heart and vascular diseases.
Dr. Mathur provides comprehensive evaluation and cares for patients experiencing symptoms that could indicate underlying heart or peripheral vascular disease. Such symptoms include, but are not limited to, chest pain, shortness of breath, swelling in legs, varicose veins, leg pain, passing out spells, TIA, stroke, palpitations, atrial fibrillation, CHF, etc.
Dr. Mathur specializes in office-based minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of varicose veins of the legs. He has been performing these procedures since 2015 and has extensive experience in managing vein disease. Dr. Mathur performs both radiofrequency (heat-based) and VenaSeal (glue-based) ablation procedures for varicose vein treatment. These procedures are performed in an office setting in less than one hour, and patients can get back to routine activities the same day of the procedure. These procedures are covered by most insurance plans.
Dr. Mathurs sees patients in Glastonbury, Wethersfield, and New Britain. Call (860) 258-3477.
Get Started Today!
If you suffer from painful, swollen, or troublesome veins, talk to your primary care provider who can do an initial evaluation and can guide you on the next steps. Or, contact Dr. Mathur to schedule a free vein evaluation. Call (860) 258-3477 to schedule a 15-minute evaluation at your convenience.