Does Being Overweight Cause Varicose Veins?
Capitol Vein & Laser Centers' patients often ask whether being overweight causes varicose veins. This is a common misconception surrounding venous disease, as many varicose vein patients are of normal weight. Some are even highly athletic. Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders is a perfect example of a patient who is in peak physical condition - but who who had veins causing symptoms that included leg aching, throbbing and swelling. Heredity and multiple pregnancies are the primary factors that influence your chance of developing varicose veins.
The new Venefit Procedure (previously know as VNUS Closure) is the most established and well-respected method to treat varicose veins caused by saphenous vein reflux. This office based procedure, done under local anesthesia, allows immediate recovery. Microphlebectomy and sclerotherapy can be used after the Venefit Procedure is completed to return your leg to normal.
Once patients realize how common varicose veins are, and how well insurance usually covers the medical procedures, they rethink their varicose veins and seek evaluation.
A free vein screening or full evaluation by Dr. Rosenberg or Dr. McNeill can be obtained at our Leesburg, Virginia vein center or at our locations in Bethesda, MD; Frederick, MD; or Charles Town, WV.