- Legs Often Feel Tired or Heavy– These are two of the most common (and early) symptoms of a vein problem. Intense leg fatigue at the end of the day is a sign. Heaviness is usually a result of mild swelling due to poor venous return (blood flow back up to the heart). These symptoms can easily be treated with compression stockings or other minimally invasive therapies.
- Varicose Veins– Many people discount their bulging veins because they’ve been told for years that varicose veins are cosmetic and not covered by insurance. In 1999, the FDA approval of the endovenous approach to vein care changes this dramatically. Today, there are many modern procedures available and, when performed by a skilled phlebologist, there is minimal discomfort and great long-term success.
- “Bad Veins” Run in the Family– Approximately 60% of people who have one first-degree relative with venous issues will also have issues. That statistic shoots to almost 90% if someone has two first-degree relatives with vein problems. If someone has a family history he/she should be proactive about vein disease prevention and consider going to a vein specialist for a baseline evaluation. We offer free vein screenings.
- Open Sore on One or Both Legs– Though some people suffer from arterial ulcers on diabetic ulcers, the vast majority of leg ulcers have a venous component. Today, more leg ulcers are closer and stay closed because of more effective and focused venous procedures.
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