Vein Disease in Northeast Nebraska
Over 80 million people in the United States suffer from venous disorders – 40 million of those are suffering from varicose veins. Veins have one-way valves that keep blood flowing in the right direction, from the lower extremities back to the heart. If these valves malfunction, blood can flow backward and collect in the vein, causing it to stretch and damage other healthy valves.
These stretched and damaged blood vessels fall into three groups: varicose veins, reticular veins, and spider veins. Spider veins are red, blue or purple lines visible on the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are large bumps under the skin, often bluish in color.
Let’s face it. The routines to cover up these embarrassing varicose veins or spider veins are a daily struggle. And what these veins are trying to tell you could be more than just ‘skin deep’. The fact is, unsightly spider and varicose veins could lead to vein disease.
At Family Medicine and Vein Clinic, our vein care specialist, Dr. Fennessy, specializes in treating vein disease utilizing the latest minimally-invasive techniques. Contact us at (402) 316-4320 today to schedule your next varicose vein appointment today!