Today is Friday! Do you have any special plans for the weekend? Towards the end of the week most of us have more time to finally think about ourselves and get plenty of rest. Some of us even keep a workout routine, zumba or dance class reserved for the weekend. But if you are suffering from symptoms of painful and unsightly varicose veins a relaxing and fun weekend may be disrupted.
According to National Institute of Health (NIH) it is estimated that about 20% of all adults will get varicose veins at some point in their lives. Although they are more common in older people, young people sometimes have them as well. Varicose veins are more common in women than in men. Those swollen, twisted and meandering tracks of varicose veins just under the surface of the skin on your legs may seem unsightly, presenting a lot more than just a cosmetic problem. These diseased veins are signs of an underlying condition caused by dysfunctional valves that keeps the blood from flowing backward.
Some of the most common symptoms of varicose veins are leg pain, cramps, swollen legs and restless legs syndrome (RLS) which gets worse towards the end of the day, especially after sitting or standing for longer periods of time., A feeling of tiredness and heaviness in the legs can be a huge stumbling block in the way of a weekend workout or dance class. Women suffering from varicose veins often avoid showing their legs on a Friday night out. Sometimes blood pooling in the diseased vein can cause itchiness on the skin. If varicose veins are left untreated they can lead to even more serious problems affecting your quality of life. Some of these problems are; venous ulcers, leg swelling as well as a higher risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT); which can be a life threatening condition.
USA Vein Clinics offers a minimally invasive and non-surgical treatment for varicose veins; Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) performed as an outpatient procedure. This treatment takes 15 to 20 minutes and the patient can resume normal activities immediately after the treatment.
If your suffering from the symptoms of varicose veins it might be a good idea to give us a call this Friday to schedule a consultation with one of our vascular specialists. All treatments at USA Vein Clinics are covered by Medicare and most insurance plans.
Call (888) 628 9389 for more information.