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.
Your veins, arteries, and capillaries work to provide your body with the essential nourishment it needs to perform each and every day. Unfortunately, damages can occur, and the result is varicose veins or spider veins. When this happens, it’s important to seek treatment to ensure that your body is healthy, and you avoid serious complications. While not everyone is excited about treatment, it’s not nearly as bad as you’d think. Here are 9 common misconceptions about vein treatment.
NFL Football and fantasy football season are in full swing. All over the country, men are checking their teams to see how they are doing, but in general, not often do men take the time to check their own health. And now that fall and winter months are here, it’s a bit harder to see any changes our body may be making as we pile on our sweaters and cold-weather gear.
Have you begun to notice veins becoming more visible below the surface on your face? They might have been fine pink or red lines at first but have become darker over the last few years. You might have Telangiectasias, more commonly known as spider veins. They are small broken or widened blood vessels that appear individually or in small groups near the surface of the skin. While they are more common on the arms, chest, back, and legs, they can also appear on the face, particularly on the cheeks and nose.