In the U.S., more than 40 million Americans suffer from varicose veins, or the more serious form of vein disease, chronic venous insufficiency. It can affect up to 40 percent of adults and goes largely undiagnosed and untreated.
Varicose veins are more common in those who are
overweight and in women who have had multiple
pregnancies. The disease is three times more
frequent in women, however, 25 percent of men
will also develop the disease during their lifetime.
WHAT IS VENOUS REFLUX DISEASE?
Healthy leg veins have valves that keep blood
flowing to the heart. Venous reflux
disease develops when the valves
stop working properly and allow
blood to flow backward (i.e.,
reflux) and pool in the lower leg
veins. If venous reflux disease
is left untreated, symptoms will
worsen over time. As a result, vein
valves will not close properly,
leading to signs and
symptoms such as:
- Varicose Veins
- Heaviness or Tiredness
- Open Ulcers
AM I AT RISK?
Women are more likely to have varicose
veins than men. If you are a smoker, there is
a greater chance it causes damage to your
blood vessels, increasing your chances of vein
disease. If you have a history of blood clots, this
can result in higher risk for developing varicose
and spider veins.
HOW IS VENOUS REFLUX
For a small number of patients, conservative treatment alone (compression stockings) may improve blood flow. For other patients, closing the diseased vein may be necessary to improve blood flow. Closing the diseased vein directs blood to nearby healthy veins and can be achieved with VenaSeal®, Varithena® microfoam, radiofrequency ablations, and/or ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. You don’t have to suffer from the pain and discomfort of venous reflux disease. Florida Lakes Vein Center offers state-of-the-art, minimally invasive treatments with no downtime. It’s a No Veiner!SM
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