Varicose Veins: Health Impact & Treatment Options

  • Topic Info:Varicose veins are lumpy, enlarged veins that are usually found in the legs and feet. With the legs and feet supporting the weight of the body, these veins are under a lot of pressure.

    Varicose veins are often just a cosmetic issue for people. In most cases, the blood can still make its way back to the heart through these twisted cords. However, some varicose veins come with serious medical consequences.

    There are new treatments for varicose veins that avoid painful and invasive vein stripping. Minimally invasive VenaSeal uses a medical adhesive to close the diseased vein. This a more appealing alternative to surgery for many.

    Listen in as Dr. Jennifer Watson shares what varicose veins are and what you can do about them.
  • Host: Leigh Vinocur, MD