If you are experiencing any of these varicose veins symptoms, don’t delay treatment because they can progress to more serious complications including blood clots, thrombosis, and skin ulcers.
Over 80 million Americans suffer from vein problems which include spider veins, varicose veins, venous insufficiency and venous leg ulcers. Although women are affected the most, about 46% of men also experience vein problems. What many people don’t realize is that vein disease does not fade away on its own. Instead, the disease tends to get worse over time.
It’s important to understand that what you see on the surface of your leg is not always representative of what is actually occurring beneath the surface. For example, spider veins that appear towards the bottom of your leg could be caused by veins towards the top of your leg that are hidden from view. This is why our physicians use ultrasound technology to ensure that your vein diagnosis is accurate.
Did you know that if you have varicose or spider veins, it is very likely that another person in your family has them as well? Genetics plays a large role in more than 80% of patients with vein disease. Pregnancy, especially multiple pregnancies, is also a contributing factor. Additional factors include age, obesity, and work that require long periods of standing.