Varicose veins, if left untreated, can develop into a more serious
form of venous disease called Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). Below are potential symptoms that can worsen over time:
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3 months after treatment
Conservative Therapies: Exercise
These therapies treat the symptoms, not the underlying cause… Surgical Treatment: Vein stripping & ligation Non-Surgical Treatments: Endovenous laser ablation Radiofrequency ablation
If you are suffering from varicose veins, leg pain, swelling or any of the symptoms associated with CVI: –Complete a self-assessment –Schedule an appointment for a vein screening If you know someone that may be suffering from varicose veins or any of the symptoms of CVI: –Educate them –Encourage them to seek treatment
Varicose veins occur when the valves in the leg veins no longer function, causing blood to pool in the legs.
Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be blue, red or flesh colored. They are often raised above the skin on legs and look like twisted, bulging cords.
Varicose veins are MORE than just a cosmetic issue
Varicose veins are NOT the same as spider veins
Varicose veins affect BOTH men and women
More than 30 million people suffer from varicose veins or a more serious form of vein (venous) disease called Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).
Your conversation with your physician will include:
Current general health
Past medical history
Using ultrasound and/or other non-invasive tests, your physician will scan your legs to determine if venous disease is present