It’s almost the new year! Many of us are reflecting on the past year and beginning to look forward to what’s in store for the next year—perhaps even starting to think about New Year’s Resolutions.
But, if we’re brutally honest, brand new gym memberships may go unused and vows to stop eating fast food may be broken…all by February 1st. But when you resolve to improving your health, you’re taking an important step in the right direction.
Whether or not you make New Year’s resolutions, putting time and energy into taking care of your body is critical, especially if you have a progressive medical condition known as venous insufficiency.
How do I know if I have venous insufficiency?
The only true way to know for sure if you have weakened or damaged veins is to be evaluated by a specialist.
Symptoms of venous insufficiency are often ignored because they are misunderstood or misdiagnosed. Not all symptoms of vein conditions are visible. Common symptoms include:
- Pain, aching, and/or throbbing in the legs
- Heaviness or leg fatigue
- Swelling of the feet and/or ankles
- Itchy legs
- Cramping or restless legs – especially at night
- Spider veins
- Varicose veins
- Non-Healing ulcers
Symptoms of a vein condition may worsen as the day progresses and can sometimes be temporarily relieved by elevating the leg(s).
What are my options?
There are a variety of treatment options available for venous insufficiency. Treat is personalized to each person’s unique vein health status and their goals for outcome.
If you’re suffering from varicose or spider veins and looking for ways to embrace a new, healthier you in 2019 – please schedule a free vein evaluation* with one of our specialists. This will allow you to take the first step towards learning your personalized treatment options and improving your leg health. Because nothing looks as good as healthy feels!
* Due to legal constraints, the free evaluation offer cannot be extended to Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries or other recipients of federal or state health care benefit programs.