Healthy Veins for the New Year
This new year, it is time to put your vein health first! Get relief from your painful, unsightly varicose or spider veins here at Family Medicine and Vein Clinic. Our vein care specialist Dr. Fennessy is the best around!
You may feel aches, pains, or even numbness in your legs. Consistent movement through walking or exercise boosts the healthy valves inside your veins to contract and blood to flow toward your heart. When your muscles are at rest, the valves close to stop the blood from flowing backward. This does not happen with unhealthy veins, and it can cause discomfort. It is also an early warning sign that should not be ignored.
What is Venous Reflux Disease?
When your valves stop working correctly or become weakened, it can cause a condition called Venous Reflux Disease. Reflux of the veins occurs when blood is unable to flow back up your leg and through your heart. Instead, the blood pools inside the vein, just below the weakened valve. This pooling effect is what creates visible, ropey varicose veins on your legs.
Varicose veins and spider veins are signs of venous insufficiency, a condition that can be easily treated, especially if treatment is started in the early stages.
Depending on the size and severity of your varicose or spider veins, there are different procedures that can help, or even heal them. These include:
- Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (EVRFA)
Healthy Veins are Just a Day Away
It is time to regain control of your vein health and avoid serious, avoidable complications. Contact Dr. Fennessy at (402) 316-4320 to schedule your FREE Varicose Vein Screening. It is time to follow through on your New Year’s resolution and get your legs into those shorts you have been pushing aside in your drawer.