Varicose veins are commonly found on your legs and can be quite uncomfortable. However, vein disease can also affect your chest. Just like the ones that appear on your legs, varicose veins on your chest can be painful and interfere with your daily activities. Fortunately, there are common treatment options for helping you eliminate varicose veins and get back to living an active life.
Varicose veins on the chest affect both men and women. They can be caused by different factors for men and women, including pregnancy in women; deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – a vein disease; and cirrhosis of the liver, which is associated with alcoholism.
Compared to spider veins, varicose veins can cause a lot of pain, leading to a reduced quality of life, in addition to cosmetic concerns. Whether you’re suffering from varicose veins or spider veins in the chest area, Dr. Kasha can recommend an appropriate, minimally invasive treatment that is virtually painless.
Sclerotherapy is used to treat varicose veins that appear on the chest area. During sclerotherapy, Dr. Kasha injects a sclerosant into the dilated chest veins with a tiny needle so you won’t feel anything. The sclerosant causes the bulging vein to close so it’s not as prominent as before. Circulation continues through other healthier veins.
Varicose veins on your chest can be successfully treated following a proper examination and diagnosis of each individual case. Please visit your varicose vein specialist in El Paso to find out more about your condition and begin your treatment.