Tuesday, April 21, 2015

All in the family

Like the color of your eyes, varicose veins are a trait that runs in the family. Since venous disease does have a strong genetic component, it’s important for people to be aware of venous disease and its symptoms and, as with any illness, to know the family history.

If someone in your family has experienced vein disorders or has visible veins on their legs, your risk of the disease is much higher. For example, someone with first-degree family members with vein issues will find the risk is significantly increased.

But just because you watched your mother and your mother’s mother (and so on) suffer from painful and unsightly veins, that doesn’t mean you’re destined to the same fate. Even if you are not currently experiencing symptoms, an evaluation with an experienced phlebologist (vein specialist) can tell you the condition of your venous system, as well as possible interventions and prevention. Modern vein treatments, such as endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy, are minimally invasive and extremely effective.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

True Stories

Have you thought about getting treatment for your varicose veins, leg ulcers, or other, less visible symptoms of vein disease? If you’re considering whether or not to seek treatment for your vein issues, it might help to hear about other people who have suffered from vein disease and found relief.

We’ve put together an e-booklet called Perspectives, in which we share the experiences of real patients of Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen. You’ll read about patients whose legs look and feel better as a result of having their vein problems diagnosed and treated. But it isn’t just their legs that have improved—so, too, have the quality of their lives. 
Click here to read their stories.