Go ahead and give yourself the present this year of healthy, good-looking legs. You deserve it! Why accept tired, achy legs and unsightly spider and varicose veins when there is a simple and easy solution to treat them? And now is the time to begin treatment to ensure that you look and feel your best by this spring and summer.
According to the US department of Health and Human Services, 50-55% of American women, and 40% of American men suffer from vein disease. These problems range from unsightly spider veins to bulging varicose veins and achy, tired legs. Many people also experience leg and ankle swelling without any visible veins. Although a number of factors contribute to venous disease, such as hormonal fluctuations, pregnancy, weight gain and occupations that require prolonged standing, ultimately it comes down to genetics. If a close family member suffers from vein disease, you are more likely to also.
Can I afford it?
Yes you can! In many cases the treatments are considered medically necessary and are covered by most major insurance plans.
How do I know if I have venous disease if I don't see any spider or varicose veins?
A common misconception among patients is that it is normal to have tired, swollen achy legs at the end of the day. Many patients attribute these symptoms to getting older, lack of exercise or weight gain. People accept that leg pain is a normal symptom of getting older and they have no choice but to learn to live with it. With the advent of ultrasound technology, we are able to evaluate whether or not these symptoms are from poor circulation. If so, then we can develop a treatment plan custom tailored to each patient to give them the best possible outcome.
When is the best time to begin treatment?
Now that winter is here and most people are wearing long pants, it is a perfect time to start thinking about getting your legs in shape for the spring. Treatment of spider and varicose veins usually requires the patient wear a compression stocking anywhere from 4-7 days to ensure the treated veins remain closed. Also patients must realize that their symptoms did not appear overnight and it may take anywhere from 3-6 months or longer to see the maximum effects of treatment. So why wait? Get started on your new legs now.
Be proactive about your circulation and prevent further damage to your legs by having them evaluated for venous disease.