Afraid to Get Varicose Veins Treated? Be Brave!

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Don’t be afraid to get varicose veins treated. One of the reasons people put off medical treatment is fear. They fear the treatment will be worse than the suffering they are experiencing, so they live with the problem day after day, month after month, and sometimes, sadly… year after year. We see this a lot with varicose vein treatment. Because venous insufficiency (the disease that causes varicose veins to develop) happens slowly, it’s easy to let it sneak up on you. The next thing you know, your legs are feeling heavy, achy, itchy, and tired all the time. If this sounds familiar, don’t let fear keep you from getting the proper treatment.

Easy In-Office Varicose Vein Treatments

The truth is, we have various treatments for varicose veins and they are all fairly fast and easy. All of our treatments are minimally invasive, in-office procedures. Treatments take less than two hours and most take less than one. There’s no hospital, no anesthesia, and no downtime involved. After you’ve been evaluated and your treatment type decided, you simply show up at our office for your treatment and then go about your day as usual. Most patients require several appointments to treat all of the varicose veins, but we treat the most obvious and painful veins first, so you’ll feel relief almost immediately.

Varicose Veins Left Untreated Will Not Get Better

Venous insufficiency is a chronic, ongoing disease. Patients with varicose veins don’t get better without treatment. On the contrary, they usually get worse. Besides making your legs feel bad, varicose veins can lead to skin redness and pain over a clotted varicose vein, called superficial thrombophlebitis. They can also bleed under the skin, causing skin darkening and hardening, and in severe cases, they can cause ulcers (open wounds that won’t heal). Varicose veins can even have an increased association with DVT, or deep vein thrombosis, which can be deadly. Bottom line – varicose veins are a medical condition that requires treatment to resolve.

Dr. B. Says B Brave!

At the Vein Clinic of Greater Kansas City, Dr. Barbieri, or Dr. B as everyone calls him, is well aware of the fear many have about varicose vein treatments. He is very careful to explain everything fully and take all steps necessary to make your treatment as pain-free as possible. If we could tell our patients anything, it would be not to put it off any longer. There’s a better life waiting for you on the other side of fear.

“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.”

– Marilyn Ferguson

Don’t let fear of treatment keep you in pain. Take action now by making an appointment for an evaluation. Call Vein Clinic of Greater Kansas City at (913) 541-3377 in Overland Park or (816) 792-1188 in Liberty or fill out this form to schedule your evaluation with Dr. Barbieri. Be brave and do it now before you talk yourself out of it!