How Can Weight Gain Affect Varicose Veins?

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The valves in your legs defy gravity and push the blood upward to the heart. However, weight gain puts pressure on the veins and makes it harder to propel the blood up, so the blood starts to pool, causing unsightly and often painful varicose veins. Varicose veins occur as a result of the intense pressure within the veins. The veins are located close to the surface of the skin, so as the veins become engorged with blood, the condition quickly becomes visible.

Dr. Matthew Lynch of Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ diagnoses and treats vascular problems, such as varicose veins. Bulging varicose veins in the legs looks embarrassing and can cause pain. They require medical attention. Dr. Lynch can improve the aesthetic appearance of varicose veins and also diagnose vascular conditions that often go hand-in-hand with the condition such as deep vein thrombosis. Dr. Lynch will carry out a complete vein assessment, ask about your medical history, and make note of any medications you regularly take. He will examine the varicose veins and might request a diagnostic venous ultrasound to get a better look at the veins and see how they are performing.

Varicose veins are not only cosmetically unattractive, but can cause you a considerable amount of pain. Treatment of varicose improves the appearance and patients can expect to find relief from discomfort.

At Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ, you will receive comprehensive vein care. Dr. Lynch will diagnose your varicose veins. He will plan out a minimally invasive treatment approach to treat the vein problem. Following varicose vein treatment, you’ll enjoy pain relief and improved self-confidence. You can finally wear dresses and shorts again without embarrassment.

What are the symptoms of varicose veins?

Varicose veins often run in families. Some patients develop the veins due to lifestyle choices such as weight gain. As varicose veins develop, they quickly become swollen, dilated, and painful. The veins bulge out like bluish-purple cords winding around your legs. Varicose veins are a symptom of weak vein walls and poor valve function. It’s not uncommon to suffer from unrelenting pain and to feel an uncomfortable heaviness. The skin around the varicose vein will often undergo color and texture changes.

Varicose veins are dangerous because you can develop inflammation and blood clots when they are left untreated. Over time, the veins will worsen and become more uncomfortable. It is not uncommon for varicose veins to become life threatening.

Treatment options

Dr. Lynch will meet with you to go over your treatment options. Varicose veins do not go away without treatment.

Possible varicose vein treatments include:

  • Venclose

  • Surface laser treatments

  • Microphlebectomy

  • Varithena

  • Sclerotherapy

  • Ultrasound-guided therapy

Vein conditions vary in severity, so Dr. Lynch will need to determine which treatment is right for you.

On occasion, you might need to undergo additional treatments because you could continue to develop varicose veins even after treatment.

Schedule a varicose vein consultation in Peoria, AZ

We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lynch of Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ. He will make a diagnosis of varicose veins and go over your treatment options. Remember, weight gain can make varicose veins worse, so you’ll need to undergo treatment to improve the appearance and gain relief from the discomfort.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.