Many women experience a painful condition known as pelvic congestion syndrome as a side effect of pregnancy. This condition - and a medical treatment known as coil embolization - recently made the news when featured in the UK's Daily Mail. Tiny coils inserted into the neck are proving to be an effective treatment for women with pelvic congestion syndrome. These coils seal off damaged veins to improve circulation, reduce pain and lower the risk of life-threatening complications of varicose veins in the ovaries.
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Varicose veins are dark, swollen, and twisted. They are often seen through the skin. They develop mostly in the legs and feet, and for some people, they’re simply a cosmetic concern. But for many others, they are very painful and represent a significant health risk. Varicose veins occur when the veins swell with blood as a result of increased pressure in the veins of the lower body.Pressure that increases with standing or walking for extended periods of time, day in and day out, as a result of some jobs or activities. Learn more about varicose veins and if you are at risk for developing this condition, and read up on some varicose vein prevention tips.
Veins are vessels that carry blood from your body's tissues to your heart. Standing and walking creates extra pressure, sometimes resulting in swollen (varicose) veins in the legs and feet. Varicose veins can be very embarrassing for some people, causing them to never show their legs or feet in public. They also come with physical discomfort in some cases and may even result in more serious conditions.
Visibly dark veins are a bodily signal that there is an abnormal flow of blood, causing extra pressure. Symptoms that are a cause for concern include aching, pain, heaviness, fatigue, itching, burning, throbbing and swelling. Varicose veins are a common problem, however there are certain factors that increase your risk for experiencing them. Some examples are age, gender (women are more susceptible), pregnancy, being overweight and leg trauma.
We like to keep a close eye on our patients' dark veins because they can cause blood clots, skin ulcers or other problems. If necessary, we can provide a laser treatment that helps the blood flow reroute to healthy veins with no down time. Dr. Allen of Advanced Radiology Group was the first to perform laser ablation of varicose veins in Nebraska. We Are also the only group in the country to have been awarded the AngioDynamics EVLT award Excellence for three consecutive years in 2009, 2010, and 2011 for outstanding success in laser vein treatments.
Our doctors have over 25 years of experience with minimally invasive vein treatment. If you experience any symptoms that could be related to over pressured veins, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to help! Advanced Radiology Group offers treatment in Omaha, Lincolin, Grand Island, Fremont, Kearney, York and Crete.