Dr. Jordan Garrison – Why Leg Veins Become Visible

Dr. Jordan Garrison, M.D., FACS, FASMBS, is a board-certified surgeon in Hackensack, New Jersey who has practiced medicine for more than 25 years. His practice specialties include Bariatric and Vascular surgery. As a vein doctor, he employs a personable approach to medicine by taking time to empower his patients with the knowledge needed to allay any fears they may have when embarking upon a surgical procedure. He also understands the importance of compassion and empathy.

Dr. Garrison’s academic background includes studies at Lehigh University where he obtained his undergraduate degree and remains affiliated with the school as a lecturer on the topics of ethics and economic factors in medicine. He also earned a degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Garrison in an integral part of Metro Vein Centers.

About Metro Vein Centers

All of the doctors at Metro Vein Centers are acknowledged for their expertise in treating vein disorders, including varicose veins. Each doctor is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Phlebology (ACP). The ACP recognizes doctors that have specialized knowledge of techniques considered to be cutting-edge in the area of vein disease.

Why Varicose Veins Appear

It’s not uncommon for Dr. Garrison and other vein doctors at Metro Vein Centers to receive inquiries regarding why leg veins become visible. It’s often difficult for patients to understand what causes them to develop. Varicose veins, also called spider veins, become visible because they have been damaged. When your veins are healthy, valves inside the veins are able to successfully push blood through in one direction and the blood flows to the heart. When the valves inside the veins become weak, blood does not flow properly, which can cause an accumulation of blood in the vein.

When there is extra blood that remains in your vein, that pressure is what causes the vein to become visible. Another reason why veins become visible is because of hormonal changes. In fact, there are various other reasons, such as experiencing an injury, having too much exposure to sunlight, sitting for too long and standing for unusually long periods of time. Additionally, pregnant women are at a greater risk of developing varicose veins. It’s believed that excessive weight gain causes the problem, whether or not a person is pregnant.

How to Prevent Varicose Veins

While you should always speak with a doctor regarding your health, especially if you have varicose veins, there are things you can do to prevent them. One of the most common ways in which varicose veins can be prevented is by ensuring you have good circulation through physical activity. Having a consistent exercise regimen can reduce the chances of acquiring the condition.

Based on the cause of the condition, other ways to prevent varicose veins are keeping your legs elevated, not sitting for long periods of time and not standing for too long. It’s also believed that taking long baths can lead to the condition. That certainly doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take baths, it just means you should not stay in the tub for excessively long periods of time.

How Are Varicose Veins Treated

There are different treatment options for varicose veins, such as sclerotherapy, endoscopic vein surgery, endothermal ablation, radiofrequency ablation, and laser surgery, to name a few. Some of the most common devices used for managing varicose veins are compression stockings and elastic bandages. Contact Metro Vein Centers to find out how Dr. Garrison can assist you and to get answers to your questions. You’ll appreciate the expert knowledge of a vein doctor.