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Manhattan Vein Specialists Explain “Vein Disease Treatment for Dummies”

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vein specialistsFirst, just to make things clear, this article is NOT for dummies, any more than any of the other “For Dummies” books from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. are really for dummies. That series of books has now sold over 200 million copies because they give everyday people easy-to-understand information about complicated subjects. In this article that is what we as vein specialists hope to do with the complicated subject of vein disease and how it is treated.

So we DON’T think you’re a dummy if you’re reading this. Instead, it’s more likely that you are an intelligent person who has vein disease, and you’re looking for the best varicose vein treatment in NYC. Or you’ve realized that your age or family history has put you at increased risk of developing vein disease, and you want to learn how to prevent it. Either way, let’s start right at the beginning…

What exactly IS vein disease?

What NYC vein specialists refer to as vein disease are malfunctions of the delicate blood vessels that carry deoxygenated blood and waste materials back to your heart and lungs. Because your circulation is the mechanism that supplies your body with oxygen and nutrients, any condition that impairs its proper functioning is serious.

Some forms of vein disease have visible symptoms, such as the varicose veins caused by chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Other forms of vein disease such as deep vein thrombosis have no visible symptoms at all, but can be even more dangerous. DVT, for example, kills an estimated 300,000 Americans per year.

How is vein disease diagnosed and treated?

Vein diseases with visible symptoms like varicose veins and the smaller spider veins may be easily seen on the surface of the skin. But to detect and diagnose most forms of vein disease, the Manhattan vein specialists at New York Cardiovascular Associates use specialized equipment such as Doppler ultrasound to look below the surface of the skin. This enables them to see not only the structure of your veins, but the blood flowing through them as well, to detect any blockages or reflux (backwards) flow caused by CVI. If tests indicate that you have vein disease, the good news is that modern treatment techniques are just as painless and minimally invasive. Most don’t even require anesthesia, and are so gentle that some patients have their varicose veins removed on their lunch hour, and then go back to work.

Now that I know the basics of vein disease, where do I go to find out more?

One of the first resources you should check is the set of informative articles we’ve placed on our website at http://www.nycva.org/, in which we explain many aspects of vein disease and its treatments. Or – even simpler – you could just pick up your telephone and give our NYC vein treatment center a call at 646-233-1838 or go online to schedule. We’ll answer any questions you might have and start you on your way to improving your vein health.

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New York Cardiovascular Associates