Should you have your veins screened? Benefits of catching vein disease early
Vein disease is present in the lifetime of 50% of women and 40% of men in the United States. Vein disease is progressive and when present, will continually get worse until treated. Catching the disease early can prevent the harsh symptoms that come with untreated varicose and spider veins.
Signs & Symptoms
Varicose veins are large, swollen veins that are typically blue, purple, red and sometimes flesh toned. Spider veins are thin, stringy blood vessels, that usually appear blue. If you suspect you have vein disease due to the appearance of varicose veins and/or spider veins, you should have your veins screened by a specialist. However, sometimes vein disease occurs deep in the tissue of the legs and cannot be seen by the naked eye. If you are experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms, you may have vein disease:
- aching legs
- tired legs
- swollen legs
- itchy skin with discoloration
- muscle weakness
- family history of vein disease
If you have these symptoms, treatment is necessary to eliminate the uncomfortable feelings in your legs. In the meantime, you can try to temporarily alleviate the pressure on the veins by elevating your legs when possible, wearing compression stockings, and by starting a regular exercise routine. Vein disease is made worse by inactivity, smoking, blood clots and pregnancy due to the added pressure on your circulatory system.
Why should you have your veins screened?
Your veins play the most important role in blood circulation throughout the body. They carry nutrient rich blood throughout the body and back to the heart to be reoxygenated. Due to certain lifestyle choices, aging veins and genetic predisposition, valves in vein walls can be damaged. When weakened, these one way valves fail to push blood back up the legs to the heart. Early symptoms of vein disease may not be noticed or seem minor however, as the disease progresses, dangerous side effects can occur such as venous ulcers and life threatening blood clots.
Venous screenings begin with an assessment of the risk factors that apply to you. At Alpha Vein Clinic, a doppler ultrasound will be utilized to view veins and accurately identify the specific diseased veins that will benefit from treatment. Dr. Sassan Kaveh, Alpha Vein Clinic’s physician, will consult you on your options and create a treatment plan personalized to your needs. Call Alpha Vein Clinic today to get screened if any of the following applies to you:
- Hormonal changes
- Prior history of a Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot)
- Family history of blood clots
- Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
- A career that requires extensive sitting or standing
- Restricted mobility
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Varicose veins
The caring staff at Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas is ready to assist you with your questions and concerns. Dr. Sassan Kaveh is trained in the most up to date and minimally invasive vein procedures including radiofrequency ablation and ClariVein. Vein disease is not simply a cosmetic concern. There are cruel side effects that can be avoided by getting your veins screened and catching the disease early on. Call us today at 702-430-7661 to set up an appointment.
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
Dr. Sassan Kaveh
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