As you work to maintain your wellness, monitoring your vein health can go overlooked. While it may seem like vein health is insignificant, having unhealthy veins can cause health problems over time. If you’ve had trouble with your veins, vascular surgery may be an option that can help restore your vein health. Here is why vein health is crucial, how vascular surgery works, and if you may be a candidate for the procedure.
Why Vein Health Matters
Your veins are like a highway delivering oxygen and nutrients throughout your body. If the veins are unhealthy, your body doesn’t get what it needs to perform at its best. Also, unhealthy veins can open the door to chronic venous insufficiency. CVI is categorized by
- Varicose veins
- Spider veins
- Leg Ulcers
- Skin Changes
Why You May Need Vascular Surgery
Your veins are essential to helping your body get the nutrients it needs. Damaged veins struggle to perform and can harm your body over time. Conservative methods such as medications can help improve blood flow. But sometimes, they aren’t enough.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms, surgery is the last resort for vein health. The procedure aims to remove damaged, ineffective veins and restore your circulation. Speaking with a medical professional can help you determine if vascular surgery is a viable option.
What Can I Expect From Vascular Surgery?
The kind of vascular surgery you may need depends on the damage to your veins. Some procedures can be virtually pain-free. There are minimally-invasive surgery options that don’t use incisions. Fewer incisions and less pain allow you to return to normal activities faster.
Other surgeries may need a more in-depth approach to correct issues. After your procedure, avoid standing or sitting for long periods. As with all procedures, there is a risk of complications from vascular surgery. Some risks of vascular surgery include allergic reactions, leading, blood clots, and stroke.
The chances of suffering severe complications from vascular surgery are low. The benefits of having the procedure outweigh the risks of poor vein health.
Summit Health Care Regional Medical Center is here to help you find the best options for your vascular health. Call our Show Low office today at 928-968-5008.