Most people know the visual signs of varicose veins—bulging, dark blue or purple veins that commonly appear on your legs and feet. But did you know that over 30 million Americans suffer from venous disease? Furthermore, many go untreated because they are not aware of the signs or symptoms!
Beyond varicose veins, additional signs and symptoms of venous disease include: aching legs, cramping, leg fatigue, restless legs, and leg swelling.
The one-way valves in your veins help keep blood flowing to your heart. When these valves become damaged the blood can back-up and pool in your legs, resulting in varicose veins. Both men and women can experience varicose veins. Factors that may increase your risk include: hereditary, sedentary lifestyle, excess weight, and current or previous pregnancies.
Your veins play a vital role in your overall health. If left untreated, symptoms may worsen over time. Leaving veins untreated may lead to: chronic inflammation of skin (itchy, dry, swollen skin) or even leg ulcers. If you are experiencing signs or symptoms of venous disease, Centers for Vein Care can help. Make an appointment today to discuss an individualized treatment plan that’s just right for you.
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