Dr. Jeffrey Alpern D.O., a cardiovascular surgeon and vein specialist, often hears the question from his female patients, “Why do women have varicose veins more often than men?” According to Dr. Alpern, director of Vein Specialists of Arizona, it is a combination of hormones and pregnancy. He adds that female fashion with high-heeled shoes; tight clothes and even panty hose contribute to the problem as well.
“Veins are the blood pipes, which take deoxygenated blood (impure blood) from legs towards the heart – there are valves, which act as one-way doors that keep the blood flowing in the correct direction. When those valves malfunction, then vein issues happen,” Dr. Alpern explains.
Dr. Alpern says that veins won’t fix themselves, but once treated with the correct procedure, varicose veins can mostly be prevented in the future with diet and exercise.
As reported in India’s Post online magazine, varicose veins are an international problem. More on how to prevent varicose veins combining diet and exercise are in the article linked here.
Varicose vein treatment today is easy and is relatively painless. At Vein Specialists of Arizona, patients begin with a complete screening exam including an ultrasound scan to determine the correct treatment. Our caring, competent medical team are experts in accurately diagnosing the precise cause of your problem and providing state-of-the-art techniques for curing your existing problem as well as preventing progression.
ABOUT VEIN SPECIALISTS OF ARIZONA
Vein Specialists of Arizona (VSA) is a state-of-the-art vein center that defines a new standard in care for the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins, spider veins, leg ulcers and chronic venous insufficiency. From vein treatments that correct existing underlying pathology to procedures that erase spider veins before the patient’s eyes, we think you will find VSA to be your best choice for venous issues. Your compassionate, effective, safe, affordable and convenient vein treatment at VSA begins with an ultrasound screening exam. Please visit website, http://VeinsAZ.com or call 623-428-0068. Vein Specialists of Arizona also services local community needs with a bilingual staff – Se Habla Español!
ABOUT DR. JEFFREY ALPERN
Dr. Jeffrey Alpern is a Cardiovascular Surgeon who was the first D.O. to perform a heart and heart/lung transplant in the world. Among his other impressive qualifications, Dr. Alpern trained at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic and was Surgical Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation at both Temple University and Hahnemann University Hospitals in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He currently is Director and founding member of Desert Cardiovascular Surgeons in Phoenix, and founder of Vein Specialists of Arizona located in Phoenix’s West Valley. Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O is one of a handful of surgeons worldwide to use fast, virtually painless, safe and effective laser ablation and radiofrequency (RF) techniques for the treatment of existing varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and venous leg ulcers.