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Varicose Veins Specialist

San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center -  - Cardiologist

San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center

Cardiologist & Vein Specialist located in La Mesa, CA & San Diego, CA

If you’re bothered by the pain or appearance of varicose veins, you can find customized solutions at San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center with offices in San Diego and La Mesa, California. Vein specialist, Behzad Taghizadeh, MD, FACC, offers comprehensive care for varicose veins. Dr. Taghizadeh specializes in sclerotherapy and advanced laser treatments to destroy enlarged veins and improve your leg health. To find out more about available options for treating varicose veins, call the San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center office nearest you or request an appointment online today.

Varicose Veins Q & A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that occur when blood pools in a damaged vein. This condition occurs when the valves of your veins, the blood vessels that carry blood back to your heart, aren’t working properly.

Dysfunctional valves allow blood to flow backwards and cause your veins to enlarge. Varicose veins typically occur in your legs because blood must flight gravity to flow back to your heart. Gravity and other underlying health issues can weaken your valves and increase your risk for varicose veins.

When should I seek treatment for varicose veins?

Many people seek treatment for varicose veins and spider veins, damaged veins that develop just under the surface of your skin, for cosmetic reasons. Dr. Taghizadeh can create a treatment plan to treat varicose veins if you’re unhappy with the appearance of your legs.

You should also request an evaluation of varicose veins if you experience symptoms in your legs that interfere with your quality of life. Dr. Taghizadeh recommends scheduling an appointment if you have:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Throbbing
  • Persistent aches
  • Muscle cramps
  • Skin discoloration

In some cases, varicose veins can increase your risk for blood clots that form deep within your legs or ulcers that develop on your skin surrounding the affected vein. These conditions can be serious and need proper medical care.

What does a varicose vein treatment include?

After a physical exam of your legs and a review of your medical history, Dr. Taghizadeh creates a treatment plan to destroy your varicose veins.

Typically, sclerotherapy is the standard treatment for damaged veins that involves injections of a special chemical into the vein to close it off. Blood routes to nearby, healthy veins, and over time the destroyed vein dies off and your body reabsorbs it.

You should also improve your diet and engage in daily exercise to protect your vascular health and can use compression stockings to boost the blood circulation in your legs.

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your legs or have persistent discomfort due to varicose veins, schedule a consultation online or by calling the San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center office nearest you today.