Daniel Hatch, MD Daniel Hatch, MD

Varicose veins are a source of pain and embarrassment for millions of Americans. Besides being painful and unsightly they can cause swelling, heaviness in the legs, itching, and can lead to more serious conditions like blood clots and ulceration. The bulging veins seen on the surface are only the start of the problem. The cause actually arises from veins deeper in the legs.

So how does one get varicose veins? What causes them? How are they treated? The Utah varicose vein specialists at IVC have put together an infographic that answers many questions patients have about varicose veins and venous insufficiency.

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Daniel Hatch, MD

Daniel Hatch, MD

Interventional Radiologist

About the author:

Dr. Daniel Hatch’s primary professional areas of focus are in the latest techniques of minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of disease (vascular and nonvascular).