People have been suffering from vein disease for centuries, even before it was considered a medical condition. When vein disease finally became recognized and diagnosed by doctors, many people saw the treatment options as worse than the disease itself. Painful treatment options and a lack of knowledge about the severity of vein disease led to millions of people forgoing essential care. Today, over 30 million Americans are suffering from venous disease and many individuals still avoid treatment either because they’re afraid or they don’t fully understand the risks of vein disease.
Varicose veins are blue, enlarged, and twisted veins that are visible and felt under the skin, specifically in the legs and feet. They occur when leaking valves and weakened walls make it difficult for blood to flow back from the legs and feet to the heart.
According to a report by the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health, nearly half of U.S. adults have some heart or blood vessel condition. The report further details that heart and blood vessel conditions are linked to 1 of every three deaths in the U.S., killing more people than all forms of cancers and respiratory diseases combined.
According to statistics, about 30 million people in the US suffer from vein disease. If left untreated, varicose veins can gradually turn to severe Chronic Vein Insufficiency and worsen over time. While screening and diagnosis take about 15 minutes, only 1.9 million people seek treatment.
This is a specialized procedure for dealing with varicose veins deep in the skin tissues. When varicosities are visible on the skin's surface, it's easy to administer the medications on specific veins. But when the varicosities are buried deeper in the skin, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact problem areas. Ultrasound technology makesit possible to identify and treat varicosities deep in the tissues.