Spring is rapidly approaching as days are getting warmer, and the sun is out longer. Spring brings about a time for growth and new beginnings. While the spring air encourages us to get outside a bit more, for some it also is a constant reminder of their legs. When you suffer from varicose and spider veins, the spring weather can create a feeling of insecurity of having to go out. Regretting the opportunities to wear shorts or skirts without your noticeable veins protruding from your legs.
Varicose veins are one of the most common medical diseases for adults over 50, with nearly 30% of the entire US population suffering as a result. In fact varicose veins are so common, that by age 60 the prevalence of vein disease increases to nearly half the population (both men and women). While varicose veins are commonly thought to be a result of older age, the truth is that most only recognize the symptoms of varicose veins later in life as the condition has developed so severely that it manifests in such a dramatic physical manner. The fact is that the onset of the disease happens gradually over many years (even decades), but can start as early as 12 years of age.
The modern treatment of varicose and spider vein disease has allowed hundred of thousands of suffering patients to regain their confidence by ridding their legs of the unsightly nature of twisting, red and blue veins. The large bulging veins often leave many feeling embarrassed, only to hide them with long pants regardless the season. However, what most overlook is that the treatment of varicose veins means so much more than regaining the aesthetics of healthy looking legs.
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.