You Have Spotted Your First Varicose Vein – Now What?

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West Florida Vein center varicose veinsOh my goodness……………. Is THAT a Varicose Vein!?

We are used to seeing the smooth skin of our youth. As we age small changes begin to appear. One change that no one is ever happy to see is a protruding purple vein showing through the skin on their leg.

While your first instinct may be to ignore it or cover it up, it is important to know it’s not just a cosmetic issue like a line or wrinkle. Veins become varicosed because they have an underlying issue – Vein Disease. This means the vein is damaged and your circulatory system is asking for help.

One or two varicose veins in themselves will not present as a serious condition, but it’s a good idea to get checked out just in case.

Step one is to find a local Vein Specialist near you and schedule an appointment for a vein screening. During this initial appointment, the physician will examine your bare legs and feet to determine your condition and will recommend treatment options to you if necessary. Your physician may also perform a simple ultrasound test on your legs as well if your condition cannot be determined by sight, or they may recommend scheduling one for a later date.

In addition to a physical examination, your doctor will also go over any symptoms that you are experiencing and ask you questions about your family and personal histories. They will also ask you a variety of questions about your symptoms and whether you are experiencing any pain along with them. This is also the perfect opportunity to ask any questions that you might have, and since this is your very first experience with varicose veins, you are likely to have a lot of them.

Questions to consider asking your physician

  • What is causing my symptoms and what further symptoms can I expect?
  • What is the difference between varicose veins and spider veins and is it possible to have them without also having venous insufficiency?
  • What treatment options are available for treating varicose veins and spider veins and are they covered by insurance?
  • How should I change my diet or lifestyle habits in order to manage and alleviate my symptoms?
  • What kind of self-care can I participate in at home in order to ensure that I’m more comfortable and that my condition does not grow any worse?

If you’ve started to notice varicose veins appearing on your lower extremities, then your first step is to make an appointment with a skilled and experienced vein specialist in your area. If you live in Safety Harbor or the surrounding greater Tampa area, then contact Dr. Zuzga, D.O. of the West Florida Vein Center today by calling (727) 712-3233.


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No one needs to suffer from untreated varicose vein disease anymore. In addition, with today's favorable insurance coverage, the procedures are even more accessible. If you have a vein problem, you need Dr. Zuzga and West Florida Vein Center!


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