Treating Vein Disease
Did you know that vein disease affects around 30 million Americans? As many as one out of three adults over age 45, yet many do not seek help or treatment until the pain becomes unbearable.
If you are one of them, the longer you wait, the more you may be putting yourself at risk for irreversible damage and potentially life-threatening complications. To help you, the team of vascular specialists at the Bronson Vein Clinic provides these tips that explain what vein disease is and how it can be treated.
What is vein disease?
The veins in your body play an important role in circulation, carrying blood from various parts of your body back to your heart. As you age, problems can develop in the veins and cause a variety of complications. Early symptoms may seem minor. However, it is important to pay attention to your symptoms and seek medical advice at the earliest sign of a problem to help avoid complications.
Some common types of vein disease are:
What are the common risk factors?
- Jobs that require prolonged standing or sitting
- Gender (more common in women)
- Age (people older than 50)
- Family history
What are some common symptoms?
The following are some of the symptoms that will appear or be felt in the leg or the lower extremities:
- Slow healing sores or ulcers
- Skin discoloration around the ankles
Are you at risk?
You may be at a higher risk than you think. Find out your level of risk for vascular disease by completing our free online risk assessment.
You can also visit the Bronson Vein Clinic for personalized care. The Bronson Vein Clinic is specifically designed for the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease. Whether your vein problem is medical or cosmetic, you’ll receive comprehensive vascular care. Our service always includes thorough testing and evaluation to identify the type of treatment that is right for you.
Schedule a Free Screening
If you are ready to find a solution for your vein problems, request a free screening with one of our credentialed vein professionals today online or by calling (269) 341-7333.
The Bronson Heart & Vascular team is committed to heart and vascular disease prevention, and sharing easy steps you can take to live a healthier life. Looking for a Bronson doctor to help you? For a complete list of providers at Bronson, visit bronsonhealth.com/find-a-doctor or call Bronson HealthAnswers at (269) 341-7723.