Center for Advanced Vein Care
Healthy veins - Healthy Legs
At all stages of your life – whether you are heading out for a new career, about to welcome a new baby into your family, enjoying more free time with retirement – healthy legs will allow you to Keep Moving forward for years to come! Sometimes, your legs don't always feel their best, but you just don't know why. You think maybe something is wrong, but you are just not sure.
It is not always easy to identify a vein disorder, such as varicose veins. If you have large, bulky, tortuous veins running down your leg, or you have many patches of spidery looking small red veins on your legs, the diagnosis of a vein problem may be fairly obvious. However, sometimes vein disorders present simply with swelling, leg cramps, or restlessness. If there are no obvious-looking "bad veins" seen on the leg, it is easy to blame the symptoms on other things. Vein disease is often overlooked because the symptoms are similar to other processes such as aging, developing arthritis or restless leg syndrome.
"What are Varicose Veins and
what can I do about them?"
Since vein disease usually develops over a long period of time, symptoms occur gradually as well, further delaying many primary care doctors from considering the diagnosis or recommending treatment. About 50-55% of women and 40-45% of men in the United States suffer from some type of vein problems according to www.womenshealth.gov. Of these, only about 20-25% of the women and 10-15% of the men will have visible varicose veins (www.sw.org/radiology/ir-varicose-veins)