Are You at Risk?
People are often quick to blame the development of vein disorders on aging. Some patients even regard vein disease as inevitable, something that will happen regardless of lifestyle, a natural consequence of the aging process. You may be surprised to learn that the common threat in patients with venous insufficiency is heredity.
The other common exacerbating factors include pregnancy, standing occupations, and obesity, all of which can exist in the younger patient population, independent of advanced age. Vein disease is also more common in women than men, due to hormonal differences and to the physiologic changes brought on by pregnancy. Occupation can also play a large role in your personal risk, as those with careers that require them to sit or stand for pro-longed periods of time, such as nurses, teachers, beauticians, and pharmacists, are at a higher risk for developing vein disorders than those who participate in varied physical activities.
Taking the First Step
Most people are familiar with the unsightly nature of varicose veins and spider veins, but in many patients vein disease is not something that can be seen on the outside, it can only be felt – usually with symptoms involving swelling, itching and discoloration, and just an overall feeling of heavy, fatigued, or restless legs. These symptoms are frequently misdiagnosed without further testing, and untreated vein disease can turn apparently minor problems to major conditions, such as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
If you have any concerns about unsightly veins or feelings of discomfort or pain in your legs, then it may be time to consider a vein screening with your local vein specialist. Your physician will examine the problem area while asking you a series of questions regarding your lifestyle and family history, putting together a “big picture” analysis of the patient’s concerns, their overall health, and the presence of any possible risk factors in their life.
Online Vein Screenings
Vein Specialists of Fort Myers and Bonita Springs, directed by Dr. Joseph Magnant, are dedicated to making the process of vein screenings as comfortable and convenient for the patient as possible. Because of the judgments and stereotypes associated with certain vein disorders, many of these disorders remain untreated because those who are suffering from these vein conditions are too embarrassed to seek treatment. Dr. Magnant has created the solution with a first ever online vein screening process, available to the public free of charge at www.eveinscreening.com. Visitors can also access this screening on his main site practice at www.weknowveins.com. Prospective patients can now submit questionnaires and pictures of their problem veins online – safely, securely, quickly, and confidentially – and a certified vein specialist in their area will contact them with a diagnosis and, if necessary, recommendations for further action.
With the option of online vein screenings now available, there are really no excuses for any vein disorders to go undiagnosed or untreated. With the state-of-the-art treatments available in vein centers today, many vein conditions are treatable with minimally invasive techniques and the signs and symptoms of vein disease are often reversible. Vein disease can strike at any stage of life, and early detection offers the best protection from future complications and disabilities, so take control of your destiny and take action now by completing and submitting your evein screening to our qualified vein experts. Empower yourself and take this on-ramp to your vein evaluation treatment and get back on the road to healthy, active legs which will better serve you for years to come.
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