Although many people are unaware of the extent and severity of vein disease, it is one of the most common to affect Americans today. Nearly a third of the entire U.S. population, more than 80 million people, suffers from the painful and unsightly disease.
Many patients are unsure about what to expect after they have undergone treatment for their varicose veins. Thankfully, vein treatments are non-invasive and generally pose little risk for complications during recovery. Your physician will explain detailed aftercare instructions and answer any questions you might have that are specific to your individual case.
Vein Stripping was once the most popular surgical procedure to treat vein disease. The procedure involved incisions up and down the legs, which allowed surgeons to insert a small piece of wire into the vein. Once the wire had been attached to the vein it was then stripped from the body. In addition vein stripping has shown a steady success rate of under 50% with recurrence rates high. Moreover, vein stripping, as you can imagine, can often cause more damage than benefit to the patient, as it unnaturally destroys the veins.
Varicose vein disease effects more than a quarter of the entire US population often causing unwanted symptoms of pain, swelling, and discoloration. While there is no better time to get your varicose veins treated than the present it also happens to be a great way to start the year off right for a number of reasons. Here's 3 really great ones.