It all begins with the heart. Your cardiovascular system delivers oxygen and nutrients from the heart to the rest of your body. Between heartbeats, blood flows from the upper chambers of the heart to the lower chambers, and then to the arteries. Arteries carry blood away from the heart and throughout the body while veins bring blood back to the heart.One of the most important arteries in your body is your femoral artery, which runs down the inside of eachthighand supplies blood to your lower body. If this key artery is damaged, it is vital to have it treated urgently. Every body part must have regular blood circulation to function.
The veins that carry blood back to the heart are often close to the skin’s surface. They contain valves that enable them to defy gravity and pump the blood back to the heart without backflow. When we see curvy, dark blue or purple veins in the legs, it is an indication that these veins are not functioning properly. The valves can become overloaded and fail, causing the entire vein to expand, and fail to aid in circulation.
While varicose veins are not as urgent as damage to the femoral artery, they too are important to address. If they are left untreated, they may get significantly worse and lead to more complex health problems. Remember, every part of the body must have regular blood circulation to function. If patients require surgery, or have wounds in the lower extremities, their ability to fully recover depends greatly on healthy blood flow.
Today, thanks to ultrasound and laser technology, treating varicose veins is now quick and relatively painless. By sealing off blood flow to the damaged vein, it will no longer receive blood and will be absorbed into the body, never again to be seen. The blood will be redirected to healthy veins to restore healthy blood flow. Following treatment, the varicose veins will no longer be visible, associated pain will be gone, and patients feel rejuvenated. And best of all, because varicose veins are actually a disease, treatment is covered by most insurance policies.
At Illinois Vein Specialists, our board-certified vein experts study the blood flow in your veins and recommend course of action that best fits your needs. Join more than 10,000 patients who are now free of leg pain and vein disease. Contact Illinois Vein Specialists today.
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At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is for us. That is why we focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and provide the most advanced and effective treatments available today. We treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Glenview, Northbrook, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois.
We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins -- find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor.