As we get closer to spring it is time to change your wardrobe and put your jackets away and get ready to be in dresses, skirts and shorts. After long and cold winter days it is time to enjoy the beautiful weather by going for a jog or walk, riding a bike or taking a spring break. But one thing that concerns us all is; are your legs in good shape?
As swollen veins and painful legs can be a huge hurdle in your way of enjoying an otherwise amazing spring season. According to the American Society of Vascular Surgery, at least 20 to 25 million Americans have varicose veins. Varicose veins develop as a result of dysfunctional valves in the diseased veins. These veins appear as swollen and bulging and can cause discomfort, leg pain and cramps, burning and itching, skin color changes and in advance cases non-healing wounds. If left untreated this condition can lead to serious complications. Most commonly varicose veins are hereditary, but lifestyle, obesity or hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause can also contribute to this condition.
The good news is at the Vein and Vascular Center, we offer treatment for varicose veins. Spring is one of the best times of the year to get your varicose veins treated as there is plenty of recovery time before the summer months set in. Also it is more comfortable to wear compression stockings when the weather is milder. We want to make sure you can enjoy the spring and summer to the fullest.
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