Veins are the body’s highways. They transport blood through a network from all parts of the body back to the heart, where it is reoxygenated. While the body's natural movement helps blood return to the heart, in some cases, the veins are unable to do their job, and blood pools in the legs.
Legs that are achy, itchy, and tired are often a sign of varicose veins or vein disease. At Advanced Heart and Vascular Associates, cardiovascular physician Nader Chadda, MD, provides exceptional vein care. Our team offers the latest and most effective treatments to address vein disease.
VenaSeal™ is a minimally invasive procedure that treats bad veins and improves vascular health. Here we discuss some of the advantages of this outpatient procedure.
Understanding vein disease
All veins have valves that act like traffic lights, opening and closing to ensure that blood flows in the correct direction at all times. Varicose veins and damaged veins have weak or otherwise malfunctioning valves.
Instead of keeping blood flowing in one direction toward the heart, these veins allow blood to flow backward. This causes the vein to expand, stretch, and twist, preventing it from effectively circulating blood.
Because the symptoms of venous disease can worsen over time, it is crucial to have affected veins treated by a vein specialist.
Symptoms of vein disease and varicose veins
The itching, aching and tired feelings that diseased and varicose veins can cause often become most noticeable after the end of a long day. Varicose veins have a characteristic bulging, twisted, discolored appearance.
Varicose veins are most common in the legs, where the blood is farthest away from the heart. Veins in the legs have to work hard against gravity to return blood to the heart.
Some patients are bothered by the appearance of their varicose veins, while others are more disturbed by the itching, pain, and fatigue in their legs.
What is VenaSeal?
VenaSeal is the only non-thermal system for addressing vein disease and varicose veins. It uses a special medical adhesive to seal diseased veins, which causes the body to reroute blood to nearby healthy veins. The result is improved symptoms and, if you have varicose veins, an improvement in the appearance of your legs.
Advantages of VenaSeal
The following are some of the major advantages of VenaSeal.
Single Session: VenaSeal treatment requires only one session and can treat multiple veins at the same time.
Quick treatment: Your VenaSeal treatment can be completed during your lunch break. It takes about 20 minutes.
Painless: Unlike other procedures that use heat or lasers, which may cause the patient to experience burning or other unpleasant sensations, VenaSeal uses a medical glue to close varicose veins. Patients experience no pain during the procedure.
No post-procedure compression stockings: VenaSeal doesn’t require you to wear compression stockings, which can be uncomfortable.
Rapid recovery: Fitting treatment and recovery into a busy schedule can be difficult. Fortunately, VenaSeal recovery is quick. People with busy schedules or physically demanding jobs appreciate how quickly they can return to work. It's very satisfying to resume your normal activities right away.
Dr. Chadda uses a catheter that is coated with a special adhesive medical glue. This causes the vein to close and the blood to be redirected to healthy veins. A hardening process begins after the vein is closed.
VenaSeal does not damage nerves or other tissues. It’s the safest and simplest form of vein treatment.
If you have varicose veins or other symptoms of vein disease, the Advanced Heart and Vascular Associates team is ready to help. To learn more about VenaSeal, schedule a consultation with Dr. Chadda by calling or booking online today.
We have offices located in Land O’ Lakes, Brooksville, and Hudson, Florida.