Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Vein disease isn’t always obvious

Vein disease isn’t always obvious. 

The 65-year-old woman in the picture to the right sought treatment because of the bulging veins in her right leg, but at her initial evaluation it became apparent that both legs were affected. Even more surprising, the vein problem was worse on her left leg than her right.

The patient had EVLA treatment on both legs, followed by ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and now enjoys healthy-looking legs that no longer ache.

If you have symptoms that you think may be related to venous insufficiency, read our previous blog post “How to tell if you have venous disease,” or click here to learn more. Even if you are experiencing only mild symptoms of venous (vein) disease, as the disease progresses it can lead to chronic venous insufficiency and result in serious medical complications.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

How to tell if you have venous disease

Have you ever thought that the spider veins behind your knees have gotten bigger as you’ve gotten older? Or have you wondered why your legs feel so tired at the end of the day?

The American College of Phlebology (ACP) now offers a free, online vein self-assessment resource, which includes a questionnaire with eight simple questions to help determine if someone is at risk for vein issues.

Throughout the assessment, you’ll learn facts about vein issues to help you gain a better understanding of your own possible vein condition. Of course, an excellent way to find out if you do or do not have a vein disorder is to be evaluated by a Board-certified vein specialist.

To take the assessment screening, visit www.phlebology.org/VeinAssessment