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Some 25-million Americans face a daily struggle with the swollen, ropey veins that can cause throbbing pain, severe swelling, and heavy, tired legs. Half of all Americans over 50, and two-thirds of women over 60, have the condition. And many have dealt with it for decades, because varicose veins can appear even in teenagers too young to vote.
Heredity is a factor in venous reflux disease – if your parents or siblings have had varicose veins, you're more likely to develop them. Additionally, people who are obese or have had multiple pregnancies are particularly susceptible, because the extra weight adds strain to the veins. Women are more vulnerable to the problem than men, partly because the hormonal changes brought on by menstruation, menopause, and hormone-based drug therapy can relax vein walls and cause venous reflux.
Your lifestyle, particularly physical activity, can affect your odds of developing varicose veins as well. People whose careers require them to stand in place for long periods of times such as nurses, teachers, waitresses, and flight attendants have a higher-than-average risk of venous disease. So do people who do a good deal of heavy lifting.
Once it appears, venous reflux disease never goes away by itself – it's a progressive condition that can only worsen unless treated. Fortunately, the minimally-invasive, device-based advances in medical technology that have so profoundly impacted heart, lung and brain surgery in recent years are now having a similarly revolutionary impact on the treatment of varicose veins. The Venefit Procedure represents the next step forward in this technology.
Contact us in Caldwell or Meridian, Idaho for more information on the Venefit Procedure, a less harmful and more effective procedure.
While Dr. Malcom treats a variety of patients, he also specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy needing sclerotherapy or other vein surgery. He is one of the lead trainers, ensuring all vein doctors are able to carry out care at a high level but affordable price.
I was skeptical they could help me, but the staff is professional, thorough, knowledgeable and they explained ALL aspects of my treatment options. I would not hesitate to recommend "Vein Center" to anyone.
Very professional staff. Willing to go above and beyond for their patients. Would recommend to anyone.
My legs have never looked so good! Dr. Joe is great, he performed phlebectomies, one on each leg and it was a minimal invasive procedure. Back to work the next day with very minor pain if any at all. And 2 treatments of sclerotherapy. Would definitely recommend.
They really take care of you. They answered all my questions. They are very caring. I recommend them whole heartedly!
It’s important to get your veins tested by an accredited team of venous specialists. Accreditation helps our vein treatment center demonstrate our commitment to quality patient care!
Left untreated varicose veins can lead to major complications- pain, clots, or swelling leg veins. Lose your veins and find your smile with Vein Center of Idaho.
Sсlеrоthеrару іѕ a mеdісаl рrосеdurе thаt involves thе іnjесtіоn оf a solution саllеd thе sclerosant іntо a vеіn tо соmрlеtеlу оblіtеrаtе іt.Learn More
Radiofrequency Ablаtіоn (RFA) is a tесhnіquе that uѕеѕ thеrmаl (hеаt based) energy to dаmаgе thе vеіn, rеѕultіng in thе іmmеdіаtе сlоѕurе of the vеіn.Learn More
Also known as the VNUS Closure Procedure, it offers an efficient, non-surgical alternative for treating varicose veins using RF Energy.Learn More