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5 things you need to Know about Varicose Vein Disease

5 things you need to Know about Varicose Vein Disease

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Dr. Stephen Rivard

Important Facts about Vein Disease-Varicose Veins.

If you or someone you know suspects the possibility of having vein disease because of the various symptoms of vein disease: leg and ankle swelling, discoloration, poor wound healing, etc., here are several important things you need to know. varicose-veins

  • According to the Amercian Heart Association, and various other health publications nearly 25% of the population in the US has some form of vein disease. By age 50, this number increases to 50% of all women and 35% of all men (with varicose veins, not necessarily spider veins).
  • Vein disease is primarily hereditary—accounting for about 80% of all incidence. If one parent has it, the likelihood of offspring having it as well is 40%. If both parents have it, the likelihood climbs to 90%.
  • Vein disease, while more obvious in the elderly, is not primarily a function of aging. It can occur in teenagers, although not typically visibly. 
  • Vein disease exacerbates and complicates many other medical conditions such as recovery from lower extremity surgery, general wound healing, congestive heart failure, neuropathy and more.
  • Vein procedures are minimally invasive and  last under an hour, so you can return to work and/or daily activities the same day.

Vein disease, like arterial hypertension, or dental caries, only gets worse without treatment.

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY. FIND A BOARD CERTIFIED VENOUS AND LYMPHATIC DOCTOR.

At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is for us.  That is why we focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and provide the most advanced and effective treatments available today.  We treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Glenview, Northbrook, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois. 

We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins -- find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor.

 

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