Know the Facts About Vein Disease

As moms, we spend so much of our time and energy keeping our families healthy and making sure that they get whatever they need. Often, our needs are neglected and our health can tend to take a back seat to everything else that we have going on.

Yet it is so important to take that time to take care of yourself so that you can be at your best for everyone that relies on you!

Did you know that vein disease tends to hit women more often than men? And that often times the small signs that are visible are hiding a much bigger problem just under the surface?

Vein disease is very common; more than 80 million Americans suffer from it. Out of those 80 million, 55% are women.

That’s a pretty big number.

Vein disease does not just go away on its own - it requires treatment. Thankfully, there are multiple treatment options available, and getting it treated as soon as possible makes the process much easier. Plus, putting off the treatment can lead to a variety of other health issues and major discomfort including pain, fatigue, itching, burning, swelling and even restlessness in your legs.

Vein disease is thought to be genetic (80 percent of the time it is), and is typically found in the legs. Knowing your family health history is a good way to know if you are at risk for varicose veins, spider veins and other vein diseases.

Essentially, varicose veins are produce when small valves in the veins break and cause the blood in them to flow in the wrong direction. Because of this, the veins bulge.

Often times, the first signs of a vein disease is a bulging vein, but sometimes it isn’t. You may experience other discomforts with no visible signs, or you could have small spider veins at the base of the leg that are actually caused by larger veins that can’t be seen higher up in the leg.

It is important to go to a doctor that understands vein disease, and one that utilizes ultrasound in their diagnosis. Because so much of vein disease is actually “hidden” underneath the surface, ultrasound can insure that you are accurately diagnosed and receiving the best treatment for long-term results.

Vein Clinics of America is the largest group in the county to specialize exclusively in the minimally invasive treatment of vein disease. You can find a clinic near you using their clinic locator. Established in 1981, the network physicians of Vein Clinics of America have extensive training, experience and knowledge to give you the best treatment possible.

Vein disease is not something that you just want to ignore. Listening to your body and getting early treatment when you notice that something is going on is key.

Everyone needs their mom to be at her best; and being sure to take care of your health needs is one of the best way to take of your family.