When Should You Consult a Vein Specialist?

Veins are essential to bodily health and function, which is why it’s important to stay on top of any vein problems.  There are a variety of reasons that you may want to seek a vein specialist for your veins, but it can be difficult to know exactly when to consult with a professional. 

When Should I Make an Appointment?

Our vein specialists are here to discuss your vein concerns with you. Let us know if you have any:

Vein Disease Symptoms

In many cases, patients experience the outward appearance of vein disease, such as spider veins, without the physical pain. Our experts will happily work with you to diminish the appearance of veins for healthy-looking legs! Some cosmetic issues can quickly turn painful and patients that experience symptoms should call their vein specialist right away. This can include:

  • Warm or swollen veins
  • Swollen calves or ankles
  • Aching or throbbing legs
  • Leg fatigue
  • Leg heaviness

Family History of Vein Disease

You run a higher risk of vein problems if vein disease runs in your family. Studies have shown that varicose veins and other types of vein disease can be inherited from your parents, grandparents, or other family members. Additionally, if you have a genetic predisposition towards obesity, you should consult with your vein specialist as obesity can heighten your risk of vein disease.

Concerns About Your Risk Factors

It’s a good idea to consult a vein specialist about your risk for vein disease, even if you haven’t experienced symptoms. Family history is one of the main risk factors, but women run a higher risk of vein disease due to various reasons such as pregnancy and menopause. Also consult your doctor if you stand or sit for prolonged duration at your job as long periods of inactivity may heighten your risk for vein disease.

It’s never too late to consult a vein specialist.

Summit Skin & Vein Care in Lee’s Summit, MO, can diagnose your venous problems and provide professional treatments to identify and treat your vein disease. 

To make an appointment, contact Summit Skin & Vein Care or call (816) 533-4398 today.

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