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January 2011 Newsletter

You’re Never Too Young for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins do not discriminate! People of all ages can develop vein disease, which can result in varicose veins. While there are many factors that increase your chances of developing varicose veins (such as heredity, lack of exercise, excessive weight and pregnancy), often times there is no determinable cause. Varicose veins can be painful and unsightly, but should never be ignored. Visit our site for a full list of symptoms and more information about vein disease. Visit a vein doctor to determine if you are a candidate for the VenaCure EVLT® vein treatment.

Don’t Ignore Your Varicose Veins

The pain and appearance of varicose veins should be taken seriously. Varicose veins are an indication of vein disease, which can be life threatening if left untreated. Defective or damaged valves in the legs can prevent the blood from flowing properly. When a person with poorly functioning valves stands up, the blood flow can reverse and flow down the superficial veins instead of flowing up toward the heart. The disease progressively gets worse over time, and may result in a skin ulcer or blood clot. Take varicose veins seriously and have them evaluated by a vein specialist as soon as possible.

FAQ OF THE MONTH

Is loss of the treated vein a problem?
No. There are many veins in the leg and, after treatment, the blood in the faulty veins will be diverted to healthy veins with functional valves. The resulting increase in circulation will significantly relieve symptoms and improve appearance.