Is It Normal Aging or Vein Disease?
Vein disease usually progresses slowly, over time. People typically experience signs or symptoms of varicose veins, but think their tired, achy legs or restless legs are just a normal part of aging.
But it’s often not. These could be signals that other things are amiss in the legs, like venous insufficiency and varicose veins. Left untreated, varicose veins can lead to dangerous blood clots or deep vein thrombosis. In fact, people with varicose veins have 5X the risk of developing these life-threatening blood clots.
Do you have any of these signs or symptoms? If so, you may have venous insufficiency and varicose veins.
Aching/pain/throbbing of legs
Fatigue/tiredness of legs
Burning or itching of the skin
Aching/cramping, especially at night
Ulcers of the legs
Vein disease is hereditary and often runs in families, and as you age, chances of varicose veins increases. There are other factors that put people at a higher risk for developing them.
Standing or sitting for long periods of time
Trauma to the legs
Without treatment, vein disease will progress and limit your health and activity. Medical Vein Clinic offers free leg vein health screenings, and minimally-invasive outpatient treatments---covered by insurance---that will have you enjoying life again.
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Venous Insufficiency & Varicose Veins
Venous insufficiency occurs when vein valves in veins break and cannot pump blood back to the heart for. As a result, blood pools in these broken veins causing swelling, heaviness and burning in the lower legs. This often leads to bulging varicose veins and spider veins. Over time the area around the varicose vein may take on a rust color and skin ulcers can occur.
Deep Vein Thrombosis or Blood Clots
When blood stops moving within veins in the legs, deep vein thrombosis--blood clots in the legs--can occur. Patients with varicose veins are at 5X the risk for developing these dangerous blood clots. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) may or may not have symptoms such as pain and swelling. These clots can break off easily, jarred by movement and can travel to the heart or lungs causing what is known as a pulmonary embolism (PE). They can also cause strokes. These are life-threatening and require immediate hospitalization.
Signs & Symptoms of DVT
leg(s) that are painful, red and swollen
a rope sensation in the leg
increased heart rate
coughing up blood
What causes DVTs?
This condition may happen due to trauma, lack of movement in the legs (following surgery or illness in which a person is immobile), or having a blood condition that causes unnatural coagulation. Congestive heart failure, obesity, smoking and venous insufficiency can also lead to these types of blood clots. Every Medical Vein Clinic patient is screened for DVTs using sophisticated ultrasound technology.
Medical Vein Clinic offers free vein screenings.
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