Venous disease Signs and Symptoms
Do Your Legs Have
ANY of These
Signs & Symptoms?
• Restless legs
• Swelling of legs
• Tingling and numbness
• Skin color changes
• Dry flaky skin of legs
• Redness of legs or ankles
• Ulcers on legs or ankles
• Pain that gets worse when standing
• Pain that gets better when legs are raised
• Your legs feel tired at the end of the day
• You feel better walking than standing
• You have tender areas around your veins
• Thickening and hardening of skin on legs
If you are experiencing ANY of these signs and symptoms, DO NOT delay your treatment as they can progress to more serious complications including blood clots, thrombosis, and skin ulcers.
Over 90 million Americans suffer from vein problems which include spider veins, varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and venous leg ulcers. Although women are affected the most, about 45% of men also experience vein problems. What many people don't realize is that vein disease does not fade away on its own. Instead, the disease tends to get worse over time.
It is important to understand that what you see on the surface of your leg is not always representative of what is actually occurring beneath the surface. For example, spider veins that appear towards the bottom of your leg could be caused by veins that are located on the top of your leg and that are hidden from the view. This is why our physician uses ultrasound technology to ensure that your vein diagnosis is accurate.
Did you know that if you have varicose or spider veins, it is very likely that another person in your family has them as well? Genetics plays a large role in more than 80% of patients with vein disease. Pregnancy, especially multiple pregnancies, is also a large contributing factor. Additional factors include age, obesity, and work that requires long periods of standing.
If you have ANY of the above symptoms or signs, call us at 916-835-7777 or contact us today to schedule a consultation with our doctor.