A significant percentage of people in the US experience varicose veins. The condition often caused reduced self-esteem and discomfort. If not treated, varicose veins can cause severe medical issues. The board-certified cardiologist Vinod Kumar MD, FACC, at Heart Vascular and Leg Center provides comprehensive treatment for varicose veins in Bakersfield. Dr. Kumar and his team offer a wide range of varicose vein solutions to relieve your symptoms and prevent complications. Call or book an appointment online to get started today!
What Exactly Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins refer to the enlarged, visible and twisted veins that commonly happen in your legs. Varicose veins occur due to malfunctioning valves. This makes them unable to function appropriately or push the blood from the legs back to the heart to get replenished with oxygen. This results in blood pooling in your legs, leading to debilitating pain, non-healing wounds, and amputation. The team at Heart Vascular and Leg Center provides several effective varicose vein treatment options.
What Are the Common Varicose Veins Symptoms?
Varicose veins can cause numerous signs and symptoms. these include;
- Muscle cramping
- Itchy veins
- Cold-like veins
- Twisted or bulging veins
- Visible dark blue or purple veins
- Skin discoloration
- Leg pain after sitting or standing for long
- Burning, throbbing, or swelling
Spider veins are smaller than varicose veins and are found on your face and legs. The possible complications linked to varicose veins include blood clots and painful ulcers.
What Are the Possible Risk Factors for Varicose Veins?
Anyone can get varicose veins, including men and women. However, numerous factors increase the risk of developing varicose veins. These include; being overweight, having a family or personal history of varicose veins, old age, lack of enough exercise, and sitting or standing for a longer time. Women are also more likely to get varicose veins than men.
What Are the Treatments for Varicose Veins?
When you schedule an appointment with Heart Vascular and Leg Center to treat your varicose veins, you will be diagnosed and given individualized treatment plans best for your condition. They have innovative minimally invasive technology that needs no surgery or downtime. The various treatments available include;
- Making lifestyle changes
The doctor might recommend making simple lifestyle changes such as exercising regularly, avoiding standing or sitting for long, and maintaining a healthy weight. This will help prevent or reduce varicose veins.
- Compression stockings
You might be required to wear compression stockings for weeks or months. The socks help the veins to move blood more conveniently, reducing the severity of varicose veins.
This involves the injection of a unique solution into the varicose veins causing scarring and closing of the veins. These veins fade away in some weeks.
- Radiofrequency and laser treatment
As the name implies, it uses radiofrequency energy to damage the varicose veins, fading away.
Here, the doctor uses a medical adhesive and catheter to seal the varicose veins non-surgically.
Do not live with debilitating or embarrassing varicose veins while there are effective nonsurgical treatments. Book a consultation by phone or online scheduling tool with Heart Vascular and Leg Center today!
Innovation Leads to Winning Smiles: Lebanese Dentist Dr. Mohammad Waizani Offers Insight Into the Science of Quality Veneers
Dr. Mohammad Waizani has developed a reputation for giving his patients the smile they deserve. His highly-sought after veneer procedure uses a microscope for more accurate and long-lasting results. Considered highly innovative in the dentistry world, his patients’ testimonials serve as proof of the procedure’s effectiveness.
We sat down with Dr. Waizani to gather further insight into the process of applying veneers and learn more about the types of cases that benefit from this smile-saving technique.
Are there any preconditions to receiving veneers?
The primary condition for receiving veneers is having what we call a “normal bite.” There are many different kinds of bites, including open and closed bites. Veneers can be applied to normal bites. When we do veneers for normal bites we try to remove the minimum amount of the tooth to retain as much of the tooth’s original structure as possible. This also helps to reduce instability or sensitivity, as well as ensuring that the color will be natural and not appear fake. When you think about it, if you remove a little bit of the tooth, then the ceramic layer we place on after that can also be thin. The thinner the layers, the less fake and bulky the tooth will look.
How does the procedure work?
In the first session, we prepare the tooth and take measurements. This procedure takes around two hours to two and a half hours. When we finish, we put the temporary on the teeth. This offers protection from sensitivity and allows the patient to go about their daily life, and walk with a smile on their face.
After one week, the veneers are finished in the lab and the lab sends them to our office. Once we receive the veneers, we can proceed with gluing them on. Usually we do the upper jaw alone and the lower jaw alone so the full smile needs around two weeks from start to finish.
Where does the microscope come in and why is it so important?
We employ microscopes in the procedure, to reduce the amount of surface enamel typically removed in the installation process. Using a microscopic approach, we are able to reduce the typical width of the removed layer from between 0.8 and 1.5 millimeters to a mere 0.2 to 0.3 millimeters, keeping teeth stronger and healthier. The less we remove, the less damage can occur and the teeth continue to look great for a longer period of time.
How long do veneers last?
Like the teeth you are born with, veneers, when properly cared for, don’t have an expiration date. As long as the patient cares for their veneers the same way they would with their natural teeth, they are a long term cosmetic solution for improving your smile while maintaining a very realistic and natural aesthetic.
Are there any age requirements for veneers?
We never do veneers for anyone under the age of 18. When we do veneers, or any preparation for veneers, the teeth should be fully matured so that’s why 18 and above is the perfect age. There are also the wisdom teeth to consider but that’s a different story. We don’t have to wait for wisdom teeth to apply veneers.
What are some of the reasons your patients choose to receive veneers?
There are three overarching cases where we recommend veneers: shape, color, or both. Some people have a good shape to their face and jaw, but they don’t like the color of their teeth or vice versa. In some cases it is both the color and shape that the patient wants to improve. If they have a normal bite and we just want to change the color, we will remove a minimal amount of the tooth. If we have a normal bite but we want to change the shape, we will remove more.
Are there different types of veneers?
Dental veneers come in many different forms. Dr. Waizani’s natural veneers make use of porcelain molds for more natural looking and natural feeling teeth. Porcelain contains particles particularly similar to those found in organic human teeth, allowing light to pass through in a similar manner. Where alternative veneer materials reflect light, porcelain’s translucent quality allows for artificial veneers that are virtually indistinguishable from normal tooth enamel, in addition to being more resistant to staining and chipping.
For more information, or to book an appointment with Dr. Waizani, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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