They’re not only unsightly, bulging veins in the legs can cause great discomfort and lead to skin ulcers and hard-to-treat wounds. Now a frothy foam is helping to shut down the problem vessels.
Dr Romi Chopra, interventional radiologist: “You start seeing pipes under your skin.”
What should be a thin, straight line stretches and expands – the result of a leaky valve in the vein. When the valve fails, blood backs up and pressure builds.
Dr Chopra: “Our calves are like a second heart so people who sit for long, stand for long, don’t use their calf pump, the pressure starts to rise and the valves fail. The segment of the vein that is damaged is not useable anymore, and blood is just sitting in there.” Read entire article