June 2010 Newsletter
With the coming of June, it’s time to focus on the men in our lives. There’s a common misconception that only women need to worry about varicose veins. The truth is, 25 percent of men suffer from lower extremity venous insufficiency and associated visible varicose veins. Most have long-standing leg symptoms which compromise their daily routines, with symptoms worsening during the day while they are working or simply living their lives. If left untreated, these symptoms can progress to a life-style limiting condition. Don't wait another day, get the facts about vein disease.
Varicose veins are a result of enlarged and twisted rope-like veins that appear near the surface of the skin and are most commonly found in the legs and ankles due to increased pressure from standing and walking. In normally functioning veins, tiny one-way valves open as blood flows toward the heart and close to prevent blood from flowing backward. When these valves malfunction, blood pools in the veins, resulting in a buildup of pressure that weakens their walls and causes them to bulge. Over time, the increased pressure can cause additional valves to fail. While never attractive, its more important to note that there can be serious, if not fatal, side effects. Learn more about treatment options, and find a doctor today.
The VenaCure EVLT system uses a minimally invasive endovenous laser to treat varicose veins and is a clinically proven alternative to painful ligation and stripping surgery. It requires no general anesthesia and offers minimal risk and shorter recovery time. With more than 500,000 procedures performed and more than 60 published clinical articles documenting the VenaCure EVLT treatment efficacy over the last five years, this system is a proven alternative to invasive surgery. Speak with a doctor today to determine if the VenaCure EVLT procedure is right for you.