Vascular/ Veins Specialist

CHW Cares

Medical Center & Comprehensive Dentistry located in Washington Heights, New York, NY

Vascular/vein problems can look unsightly or increase your risk of complications. If you have abnormal-looking veins or experience unusual symptoms, turn to New York City’s CHW Cares in Washington Heights, Manhattan. They diagnose and treat vascular/vein abnormalities to restore your skin’s appearance and reduce unpleasant symptoms.

Vascular/ veins Q & A

What are vascular/vein problems?

Vascular/vein issues occur when veins narrow, get blocked, or don’t work as they should. Examples of vein problems include:

  • Spider veins
  • Varicose veins
  • Narrowed veins
  • Blood clots
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease

CHW Cares experts have extensive training in eliminating diseased veins and treating vascular problems.

What are the symptoms of vascular/vein issues?

Common signs and symptoms of vein problems include:

  • Visible blue or purple veins
  • Twisted, cord-like veins
  • Spider web-like veins
  • Blue- or pale-colored skin
  • Leg swelling
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Burning or aching pain
  • Nonhealing sores
  • Weak pulse
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pressure or tightness
  • Weakness

Risk factors for vein problems include poor dietary habits, obesity, lack of exercise, smoking, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. 

How does my doctor diagnose vascular/vein problems?

During an evaluation at CHW Cares, your specialist weighs you and checks your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs. They review your medical history and symptoms and complete a physical exam.

Your primary care provider may recommend you undergo blood tests, heart function tests, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition and develop an effective treatment.

What are common treatments for vascular/vein issues?

Common treatments for vascular/vein problems include:

Lifestyle changes

Getting more exercise, elevating your legs, and wearing compression stockings can reduce spider veins, varicose veins, and other vascular issues. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthy foods, and not sitting or standing for long time periods can help too.

Sclerotherapy

During sclerotherapy, your provider injects a special solution into diseased veins to make them close and disappear. 

Radiofrequency treatment

Radiofrequency treatment uses energy and heat to destroy diseased veins, making them scar and disappear over time. 

Laser therapy

Endovenous laser treatment uses energy to close and destroy diseased veins.

Surgery

Surgical procedures allow your specialist to remove diseased veins, unblock clogged veins, or widen them to prevent vascular complications. 

 

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