What Happens If Varicose Veins Are Left Untreated?
June 20, 2014•10 min
If you have varicose veins, did you know that leaving them untreated can lead to more serious health risks? Many people are unaware that the pain, fatigue and swelling are signs that more advanced problems such as leg ulcers, skin discolorations and a potential life-threatening condition called deep vein thrombosis or DVT may occur.The good news is that by recognizing the problem early, Interventional Radiologists at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale and Herrin Hospital can offer Venefit™ (or radiofrequency ablation), a fast and less painful way to treat superficial venous reflux—the underlying cause of varicose veins. Listen as Dr. Buersmeyer explains the risks factors of varicose veins and the minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that provides patients with less bruising and swelling.