|STATEN ISLAND VEIN CENTER
John Zarcone, MD
state-of-the-art varicose vein & spider vein treatment
|Pain caused by venous insufficiency is often improved by
walking or by elevating the legs.
The pain of arterial insufficiency, conversely, is worse with
ambulation and elevation.
Pain and other symptoms of venous disease may worsen with
the menstrual cycle, with pregnancy and in response to
exogenous hormonal therapy (e.g., oral contraceptives).
Often these symptoms are ignored because they are thought
to be a normal part of aging or that there is no treatment
After treatment, patients are often surprised to realize how
much discomfort they had accepted as normal.
|Patient satisfaction results from identifying and properly
treating the patient’s primary concerns, i.e., medical and/or
cosmetic issues. Not all symptomatic patients are aware of
their symptoms because the onset may be insidious.
Symptoms may include: