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With a passion for helping patients, Dr. Farshad Malekmehr, a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon, offers innovative and effective treatment for a broad range of vascular diseases and conditions.
Needed for the transport of vital nutrients, oxygen, hormones and more, vascular conditions can cause a myriad of complications and symptoms, some of which can be life-threatening if not addressed.
Dr Malekmehr and his team are dedicated to helping Woodland Hills area residents take back control of their health, get relief for the first time in a long time, and live their best lives.
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A vascular surgeon specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular conditions, offering both surgical and non-invasive non-surgical solutions for patients.
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Treating Varicose Veins in Woodland Hills, CA
What Are Varicose Veins?
Painful, embarrassing, and potentially life-threatening in some cases, varicose veins affect millions of adults across the nation and throughout Woodland Hills. More commonly occurring in adults, varicose veins (spider veins) usually appear in the legs, showing up as swollen dark purple or blue veins that are sometimes twisted or snaking around under the skin.
What causes varicose veins?
Varicose veins form after valves within veins (usually those in the legs) become damaged due to prolonged periods of higher pressure (such as occurs when standing for long periods of time). For a consultation give Encino Vascular a call at (818) 908-9752 or visit our vein clinic.
Symptoms of Varicose Veins: Visually, ‘spider veins’ appear as bulging veins under the surface of the skin, often appearing blue or purple in color. Snaking veins under the skin. Pain, burning or itching sensations around these veins and/or leg cramping.
Who is at Risk of Developing Varicose Veins: Those approaching middle age and senior citizens are at higher risk. Those who work in roles requiring them to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time are at higher risk. Other risk factors include family history, obesity and pregnancy.
What Can Happen if Not Treated: For many individuals the biggest concern is discomfort and embarrassment due to the unsightly nature of these bulging purple veins. For others, varicose veins can cause significant pain and may pose a risk for developing ulcers, bleeding and even blood clots.
What Types of Treatment Options are Available: Luckily, there are both surgical as well as non-surgical options patients can explore with their vascular surgeon. A few potential treatments include sclerotherapy, endovenous radiofrequency, vein stripping, and microphleectomy.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
What Is Peripheral Vascular Disease?
Peripheral vascular disease, as the name implies, affects the peripheral vascular system. This means those blood vessels that are located outside of the brain and heart. This disease may present as either PAD (peripheral artery disease) or PVD (peripheral vein disease), each affecting the arteries or veins respectively.
The disease results in narrowing or even blockage of these blood vessels, causing a range of symptoms and complications, some of which are life-threatening.
What are the Symptoms of PVD: PVD or PAD may present in a variety of ways, causing differing symptoms depending on the underlying cause and type of disease. Some symptoms may include the development of ulcers that have difficulty healing, a loss or reduction of hair on the legs or arms, skin discoloration (often a blue or reddish hue), limb pain or itching sensation. Other symptoms may include numbness or weakness in the legs and impotence.
What are the Risk Factors for Developing PVD or PAD: Risk factors for developing PAD or PVD include cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol/triglycerides, diabetes, drug use, smoking and a sedentary lifestyle. Other risk factors may include environmental triggers such as emotional stress (acute anxiety), cold temperatures and/or use of vibrating machinery.
What Can Happen if Not Treated: If not treated, PVD may progress, causing potential complications such as wounds that won’t heal, erectile dysfunction, pain, stroke or heart attack.
What Treatment Options are Available: Less severe cases of PVD can sometimes be overcome with significant lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, a healthy balanced diet, reduced stress and smoking cessation. Other cases may require surgical treatment including atherectomy, placement of stents or angioplasty.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is caused by pressure on nerves and/or blood vessels, causing them to become compressed. TOS is caused by compression of those blood vessels and/or nerves in the neck and upper chest area of the body.
The Two Types of TOS: TOS may present as either arterial compression (compressed arteries) or venous compression (compressed veins).
What are the Symptoms of TOS: Numbness, fatigue, tingling, swelling, and/or muscular atrophy in the arms, hands, upper chest and/or neck area.
What are the Risk Factors for Developing TOS: Bodybuilding, repetitious overhead lifting, pregnancy, and poor posture are all contributing risk factors.
What Can Happen if Not Treated: Without treatment this condition may progress, exacerbating symptoms and leading to nerve damage and associated reduction in mobility.
What are the Treatment Options for TOS: TOS is commonly treated with surgery, nerve block injections, and/or physical therapy.
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