Do varicose veins seem to run in your family? Perhaps your mother or father have large, purple-colored veins that mar the surface of their legs. Do you spend a great deal of each day sitting or standing in one spot? If either of these is true, you may be at high risk of developing varicose veins. You may even be seeing discolored, abnormal-appearing veins on your legs right now and are unsure what to do about them. You can set your mind at ease and find the treatment that you may desperately need with a vein screening.
A vein screening can help to show you and our practitioner any areas of venous insufficiency, particularly in your legs. They will be able to detect poor veins at the surface of your skin as well as those that may lie beneath the surface of the skin but that are still causing you problems. During a simple screening, our practitioner will look at your legs, ask you about any concerns that you may have and discuss your family history with you. They will also discuss your past medical and surgical history. Finally, the practitioner will use a handheld ultrasound device that can show veins far beneath the surface of the skin and that can reveal underlying problems
A venous screening is incredibly safe, totally non-invasive, completely comfortable and very necessary for those who are at risk for varicose veins. You should consider having a vein screening if vein disease runs in your family. If your mother, father or sibling have had noticeable spider veins, varicose veins or associated symptoms, you have the genetic makeup to develop similar issues. A vein screening is a great time to learn more about vein disease and how it may be impacting your life now as well as any potential impacts it may have in the future.
If you are not currently experiencing any problems, you may wonder how regular vein screenings could benefit you. Venous insufficiency can cause a host of problems from cosmetic issues to deep discomfort and growing issues with healthy blood flow through your legs. Even if you are not having discomfort at the moment, venous insufficiency may be causing blood to back up in your legs, leading to swelling in the feet and ankles. If this is not checked, it can eventually lead to difficulty standing or walking, itchy skin and even skin ulcers. Other problems often associated with venous insufficiency include leg cramping, restless legs, and discoloration of the skin.
We proudly offer vein screenings for varicose veins as well as cosmetic venous issues, such as spider veins. If you have a positive screening, we can recommend a good course of treatment for you that will have you experiencing legs that look and feel great in no time at all. Of course, a negative screening will help you feel at ease mentally, knowing that you have no problems with venous insufficiency now.
We encourage you to remember how important annual screenings are and contact Rejuveination, located in Cincinnati, to schedule your first screening or to schedule a follow-up screening. You can trust us for your venous care.
And to learn more about vein screenings and our practice, please join us February 27, from 4 to 7 p.m., for a vein screening and open house. You can register on our website today! If you are unable to attend our next vein screening event on February 27, please call us to schedule a consultation for a vein screening.