Question: I have diabetes and heart disease. Can I get my varicose veins safely treated?
Answer: We see many patients at the Ashton Vein Center who have medical conditions in addition to venous disease. This ranges from hypertension to diabetes to heart disease.
Many of our patients are on multiple medications. The procedures we do in the office setting were originally designed for patients that were too ill to undergo vein stripping under general anesthesia. These patients required treatment because as we age, the incidence of blood clots increases, especially in patients with other medical conditions.
The latest treatments are very safe and yet extremely effective. There is no down time, and we have experienced no complications of bleeding, infection, or worsening of other conditions.
It has been shown that correcting leg problems has a beneficial effect on other medical conditions.
Correcting venous flow also helps arterial flow. Reducing inflammation in your legs reduces the inflammation that effects the entire body. If you have vein problems, concurrent disease or advanced age is no reason to postpone these treatments. These other conditions are going to improve as you start feeling more like walking and even perhaps starting a regular exercise routine.
We are doing free screenings and consultations that will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. At this free evaluation, I will give you a book that will help you in your quest for better legs and a more healthful and productive life style. It may be that you will be able to take advantage of a new state-of-the-art treatment that eliminates the need for stockings. The VenaSeal technique is available to Medicare patients, and is rapidly becoming the procedure of choice for this group. By the way, if you need a ride to our office, we can arrange that for you as well. This is a new – and FREE! – service we are proud to offer you. Don’t let leg edema and pain rob you of nice walk on the beach, or a stroll in the air-conditioned mall!