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    Cause of Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins are caused by weakened valves and veins in the legs. One-way valves in veins function to keep blood flowing from the legs up toward the heart. When these valves malfunction, blood pools in the veins, causing an increased pressure that can make the veins bulge and twist.

    Symptoms of Varicose Veins

    • Leg symptoms such as pain, heaviness or tiredness, burning or tingling sensations
    • Swelling or throbbing
    • Tender areas around the affected veins

    Varicose VeinsNearly 20 percent of adults develop varicose veins, which can be painful, unsightly and potentially dangerous. Left untreated, varicose veins can cause serious conditions including inflammation or phlebitis, blood clots, hyperpigmentation, ankle sores or skin ulcers, and bleeding.

    The diagnostic imaging department at Newport Hospital offers varicose vein treatment through a non-surgical laser technique called endovenous laser treatment, or EVLT.  Under a local anesthesia, a physician inserts a thin laser fiber into the vein through a very small entry point. The laser light seals the faulty vein.

    EVLT can be done on an outpatient basis, and the entire procedure takes about one hour. The procedure is virtually painless. Most patients are able to resume normal activities immediately.

    EVLT procedures are done by board-certified and credentialed radiologists who are specially trained in this procedure.

    For more information or to make an appointment, call 401-845-1389. Download the brochure to learn more about the procedure