Symptoms of venous disease may range from very mild to very severe and vary considerably from patient to patient. It is estimated that nearly 25% of women and 15% of men suffer from lower extremity venous insufficiency and associated visible Varicose Veins.
Varicose Veins, and Spider Veins are usually a symptom of Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), a disease that causes blood to flow backward in the veins causing them to bulge and twist down the leg. Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) can occur throughout the venous system, but occurs most frequently in the great saphenous vein, small saphenous vein and other veins of the superficial venous system in the lower legs.
Primary risk factors include heredity, gender, pregnancy, lifestyle and age. Most patients experience long-standing leg symptoms that compromise their daily routines. Without varicose vein treatment, these symptoms can progress to a lifestyle limiting condition.
Traditionally, varicose vein treatment has been painful surgery such as ligation and stripping. Now, varicose vein laser treatments such as endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), endovenous chemical ablation (EVCA) and VNUS Closure provide a proven, minimally-invasive alternative that allows patients to return to their everyday lives immediately.
Because some of the symptoms of venous disease can be similar to symptoms from back or nerve disorders, joint problems, or arterial problems, it is not uncommon to find patients whose venous problems were unknown.
You owe it to yourself to undergo a Vein Screening by a Qualified Vein Specialist.