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February 2011 Newsletter

Will my varicose veins get worse if untreated?

Varicose veins can be a sign of venous disease. People with venous disease may experience many symptoms, such as aching leg pain, heaviness / tiredness, swelling, restless legs and night cramps that often worsen as the day goes on. If left untreated venous disease can lead to extreme discomfort, bruised appearance and irritation. Untreated varicose veins may also lead to a more severe condition called deep vein thrombosis. To avoid the advancement of conditions, patients should seek advice from a varicose vein treatment center.

What is the importance of having varicose veins looked at?

Because varicose veins can be a warning sign of vein disease and a more serious condition, deep vein thrombosis, it’s important to have them looked at by a physician. Varicose vein centers have specialists that are trained to assess your symptoms, using many tests such as physical exams, ultrasounds and maybe even venograms. Once an assessment is made, vein centers can review and recommend treatment options that best meet your needs.

More information regarding varicose vein disease and varicose veins can be viewed on our website. In addition to disease information, you can view a list of treatment options and vein center locations.

National TV Campaign Creates Awareness

Check out our new national TV commercial with information about the VenaCure EVLT procedure and how you can treat your varicose veins. Visit our website to learn more or view the commercial using the link on the right side of this page.