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Vein health in the legs plays a key function in ensuring proper blood flow in your body. When the veins in the legs are healthy, they efficiently transfer blood from the legs back to the heart for appropriate circulation and oxygenation of the body's tissues.
However, when the veins in the legs are not functioning correctly, blood can begin to pool in the legs, leading to disorders such as varicose veins, venous insufficiency, and DVT (deep vein thrombosis). These problems can cause discomfort, suffering, and in rare circumstances, major health issues such as blood clots, ulcers, and even skin infections.
Proper vein health in the legs can also help avoid more serious problems such as heart disease and stroke and improve general health and well-being.
Obtain a Proper Vein Screening Consultation and Diagnosis
It's essential to mention that some patients with venous disease may exhibit no symptoms. However, some of these symptoms can also be brought on by other disorders, so getting a professional medical opinion and a proper diagnosis is best.
The primary symptoms of venous disease and varicose veins can include:
Understanding Your Risk
Heredity is the number one factor. If one parent had venous disease or varicose veins, then you are at a 60 percent risk, while if both parents had venous disease, then you are at an 89 percent at risk of developing venous disease or varicose veins.
More than 25 percent of all women and 15 percent of all men will suffer from venous disease during their lifetime. Women are more likely to be affected by venous disease than Men due to female hormones that promote relaxation of the vein walls, making the valves more prone to insufficiency.
Research suggests that jobs requiring long periods of standing may increase your risk for varicose veins. When standing for long periods, blood does not flow as easily from the extremities to the heart. Teachers, nurses, factory workers, customer service workers, food industry workers, and similar occupations are especially at risk.
Being severely overweight increases the pressure on your veins, requiring them to work harder to recirculate blood back to your heart. This can put increased pressure on the valves making them more prone to reflux.
The amount of blood in a woman’s body increases when pregnant to help support her growing baby. This puts an extra strain on her circulatory system. Additionally, research has shown that the increased hormone levels reached during pregnancy also cause the blood vessels to relax, making the valves prone to reflux. As the uterus (womb) starts to grow, the additional pressure on the vessels in the pelvic region can lead to varicose veins. Although being pregnant may increase your risk of developing varicose veins and arteries, most women will find their condition improves considerably after pregnancy.
A Patient-first Approach
Schedule your vein screening consultation with Varicosity Vein Center in Birmingham, AL today and take the first step towards healthier, happier legs. Our team of expert vein specialists is dedicated to providing the best, most effective treatments and care in Alabama.
We understand the concerns and needs of our patients, and our patient-first approach is backed by our expertise, compassion, and the latest treatment options on the market. Trust us, as the premier vein center in Alabama, Mississippi, and Southeast United States, to provide a welcoming, thorough, and successful treatment experience for varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein disorder treatments. With locations in Homewood, Montgomery, Auburn, Huntsville, and Ridgeland, we are here to meet you and help you achieve optimal results.
During your vein screening Atlanta Registered Vascular Technician, Jamie Fisher, will conduct a thorough ultrasound study to check numerous areas of your vascular system in your lower extremities. During this study, your vascular technician will look to rule out any blood clot risk and look for signs of “reflux,” which is the free falling of blood down your venous system towards the feet. Reflux results in the blood beginning to pool in the veins of your lower extremities and is the primary cause of symptoms associated with venous disease.
After you have completed your venous reflux study, your mid-level provider and physician will review the results of your venous testing study. Should your study produce a positive testing result, our providers will assemble a tailored vein treatment plan to your needs and anatomy.
Yes, most commercial insurance carriers, including Medicare, will cover your Vein Screening and venous ultrasound study.
When you come to the best, you can expect the best. Begin your journey to optimal results by scheduling your consultation with one of our renowned vein specialists today. We look forward to providing you with the most enjoyable and effective vein treatments in Alabama.
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