Motherhood is one of the most rewarding experiences of a woman’s life but it is also a lot of hard work. Young, busy moms are constantly on their feet juggling everything from work, family and making sure everyone at home gets what they need. Most mothers think restless and tired legs are a normal part of being a mom. But leg pain or cramps, restless legs or heaviness in the legs or tiredness may be a sign of vein disease. If these symptoms are left untreated they can affect the quality of life and mobility of the patient and in more advanced stages lead to even more serious complications.
Varicose veins may appear as swollen, twisting and bulging veins on the surface of the skin but sometimes they lay silent in the deep veins and may not be visible. These diseased veins are a sign of venous insufficiency, a circulatory problem that is caused by dysfunctional valves in the veins that affect normal flow of blood. Venous insufficiency can sometime cause a condition called “Phlebitis”: inflammation of the veins and it may allow pooled blood inside the veins to clot and form a thrombus- a hard , tender lump on the leg- which can be risky if left untreated. A thrombus can increase the risk for another more serious condition called Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a life threatening condition that requires immediate medical treatment. Sometimes venous insufficiency can lead to venous ulcers (wounds that are thought to occur due to improper functioning of venous valves).
Besides the risk factors associated with untreated varicose veins, vein disease can affect the patient’s quality of life. It is hard to be motivated to workout or enjoy an active weekend with your children if your legs are always achy and tired.
At USA Vein Clinics we offer a minimally invasive and non-surgical treatment for varicose veins called Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT). This treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure and the patients can resume normal activities immediately after the treatment.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and every mother deserves happiness on this special day. If you are suffering from painful varicose veins, leg pain or cramps, leg heaviness or tiredness, restless legs, itching or burning or skin discoloration on the legs call (888) 628 9389 to schedule a consultation with one of our vein specialists. Treatments at USA Vein Clinics are covered by Medicare and most insurance plans.