Tuesday, October 10, 2017

How “bad” are your veins?

There are many levels of vein disease, and it is progressive. Without intervention, the severity of symptoms will increase and complications could arise that can have a serious impact on a person's overall health.

In order to have a standard way to talk about vein problems, a group of experts created a classification system known as C.E.A.P., which stands for Clinical, Etiology, Anatomy, and Pathophysiology.

The “C” in C.E.A.P. stands for the clinical severity rating of a patient’s veins and is the most significant in physician-to-physician communication. For patients, recognizing what C.E.A.P. classification they are in may help them to decide if and when to seek treatment.

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If you recognize any symptoms from the chart above, or if you have any questions about veins at all, contact us at the Vein Healthcare Center.