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Varicose vein disease and other forms of venous insufficiency are prevalent in many countries around the world. For instance, in the United States an estimated 30 to 40% of the population suffer from varicose veins. Approximately 41% of women will have abnormalities in their leg veins by their 50’s, and 60% of all American men and women will experience some form of vein disorder in their lifetime.

Many of those who suffer from vein disease (in other words, veins that stop functioning as they should, especially with regard to blood circulation) deal with discomfort, aching, and even pain on a daily basis. Still, they may be reluctant to seek treatment from a qualified medical professional. Perhaps they feel that a doctor would not be able to effectively help them. They may worry about the financial cost of treating the disease. In addition, they may fear that treatment options will be painful.

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More than 30 percent of our population has some form of vein disease. When you factor in spider veins, that percentage increases dramatically. Although most people understand that varicose veins will not resolve without treatment, many put off enlisting the services of a vein treatment specialist.

Some delay scheduling a consultation because they don’t realize how advances in medical technology have expanded their treatment options. Others delay scheduling a procedure because they are not convinced that they have enough information to make an informed decision.

We understand your concerns. Knowing the pros and cons of each of the many treatments designed to eliminate problematic veins could help you determine which treatment option might be right for you.

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Many people initially consider their varicose veins little more than an annoyance, a cosmetic concern. Far too few realize that varicose veins can eventually cause a significant amount of discomfort as circulation and vein health continues to deteriorate. While elevating your legs and other lifestyle modifications can temporarily ease your suffering, varicose veins will not resolve on their own. Chronic venous insufficiency, the cause of varicose veins, is a progressive vein disorder.

In our not-so-distant past, people living with varicose veins had two primary treatment options, wearing medical-grade compression stockings or having diseased veins surgically removed.

While compression stockings are still considered the first line of defense, today’s vein specialists are far more likely to recommend one of the many minimally invasive treatment options made available through advances in medical technology. As an alternative to surgical intervention, your vein specialist may recommend treating your varicose veins with a Venefit™ Closure Procedure, a safe, effective, treatment option.

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Varicose veins are a common health condition that affects millions of people around the world. In fact, an estimated 25% of all adults have varicose veins.

If you or a loved one have varicose veins, or if you are interested in preventing the development of varicose veins within your body, you may have many questions about this condition, such as:

  • What exactly are varicose veins?
  • How do they develop?
  • What are the risk factors associated with varicose veins?
  • What are the different types?
  • What are some common symptoms of varicose veins?
  • How are they treated?
  • What strategies for prevention are most effective?

This beginner’s guide to varicose veins will answer these and other questions that you may have. First, let’s understand what varicose veins actually are.

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Skin is an amazing organ, a water-tight, flexible casing strong enough to provide protection from numerous forces.  When skin is healthy, it has an even color, an even texture, and feels comfortable. The healthiest skin appears to glow from within.

Most skincare experts agree that skin health requires careful attention to cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing with products specific to your skin type. While numerous people use these products, many are not achieving the results they were hoping for.

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Healthy veins remove waste products and direct blood flow to your heart and lungs. A series of valves lining the inside of your veins keeps your blood moving against the pull of gravity. As your muscles contract, the valves open to keep blood moving forward. When muscles relax, the valves close to keep blood from flowing in reverse.

Varicose veins are most often the result of valve damage. Once a valve fails to close securely, a condition known as venous insufficiency, leaking valves allow blood to flow downward towards your feet.  When damage occurs in the tiny blood vessels near the surface of your skin, you will likely notice the familiar web-like configuration of spider veins (telangiectasia). When larger veins are affected, the veins below the damaged valves can bulge, twist, and cause a significant amount of discomfort.

Unfortunately, far too many people living with the discomfort of varicose veins unnecessarily delay medical intervention. Some put off having their varicose veins treated because they don’t think their veins are damaged enough to justify treatment. Others mistakenly assume they would have to dedicate a significant amount of time to recover after surgery. While surgery is still the best option in some cases, doctors today are more likely to recommend minimally invasive varicose vein treatment.

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Your circulatory system relies on nearly 100,000 miles of blood vessels to deliver oxygen and nutrients throughout your body. While the blood-flow through your arteries is powered by the pumping of your heart, the veins directing blood back to your heart and lungs rely on a series of one-way valves. These valves defy the pull of gravity to keep your circulatory system functioning efficiently.

In healthy veins, these valves close completely to keep your blood from flowing downward towards your feet. When valves malfunction due to defect or disease, they can eventually cause a significant amount of discomfort and distress. Left untreated, vein disease can lead to a number of chronic health complications, including venous stasis ulcers.

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Venous Stasis Ulcers

Venous Stasis Ulcers

Venous stasis ulcers are painful, slow-healing sores on the leg that occur from backwards blood flow in the veins of the limb. They typically occur on the lower part of the leg at or above the onside of the ankle when blood pools and can’t pump back to the heart, a condition known as chronic venous insufficiency.

In some cases, venous stasis ulcers can lead to serious complications, such as necrosis or severe ulceration. Fortunately, there are treatments for venous insufficiency that can prevent the future development of venous ulcers.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) happens when a thrombus, or blood clot, occurs in one or more of the deep veins in your body. While a DVT can form in other areas, they most commonly occur in the legs.

Though DVT typically causes leg pain or swelling, instances may also occur without symptoms, making them much harder to detect. DVT usually develops as the result of medical conditions that affect the way the blood clots or as a result of sitting for extended periods of time.

Left untreated, a DVT blood clot can break off and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism, which is life-threatening. It can also lead to complications in the legs, such as post-thrombotic syndrome and chronic venous insufficiency.

Fortunately, a DVT is preventable, and it is treatable if discovered early.

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Varicose veins and spider veins are unsightly and uncomfortable conditions that affect many people, and, in the case of varicose veins, they can lead to serious complications. To help alleviate the symptoms of varicose veins, you may consider laser or surgical procedures that are designed to relieve pressure on the veins and promote better circulation.

Fortunately, there are many different types of vein treatments to choose from, and they can all be performed on-site at a vein treatment clinic. The recovery time is minimal as well, so you’re able to return to your normal routine in no time.

If you’re considering vein treatment, take a look at this guide to vein conditions, vein treatments and what to expect before, during and after your surgery.

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