Are You Affected by Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins affect around thirty percent of the population, in which only half of that population has veins that are visible on the surface; an ultrasound spots the other veins. Regardless if these veins are visible or not, they all cause the same symptoms that include tired, aching, throbbing legs.
One of the major causes of varicose veins in the legs is pelvic veins. They affect one in seven women, or one in five women if they have already had children. Pelvic varicose veins or PCS (pelvic congestion syndrome) develop when valves fail, and blood collects inside the dilated varicose veins located in the pelvis. The blockage of blood in these veins causes the large varicose veins to push on the bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor. It can cause chronic aching in the hips and lower back pain.
A session of sclerotherapy, performed by Dr. Fennessy, showed to reduce the likelihood of varicose vein regrowth after the eight-week healing process, followed by proper post-treatment care, and the appropriate use of compression stockings.