Myth: Varicose Veins Don’t Impact The Young

 

You may think that you’re safe from getting varicose veins because it is a problem that only impacts the elderly. However, young people can get varicose veins under certain conditions. Sometimes they are caused by medical conditions, sometimes by lifestyle choices. Discover what causes varicose veins in young people today!
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3 Ways to Prevent Varicose Veins After Your Procedure

So you made the decision to treat your varicose veins with laser therapy! You may know the tricks for relaxing and preparing for your procedure beforehand, but what about after? What can you do to take care of yourself so that varicose veins don’t make an unwelcome reappearance?  [Read more…]

Healthy Diet Tips for Healthy Veins

You know that exercise and stress play a big part in your vein health but did you also know that your diet is another major factor? A healthy diet can work wonders if you’re seeing symptoms of vein disease. Find out what you should – and shouldn’t – be eating to keep your veins healthy!  [Read more…]

Manage Your Stress for Better Vein Health

You’ve probably heard that stress can put a serious strain on your health. Did you know that chronic stress can affect your veins? The more you manage your stress, the better chance you have of managing your vein health.  [Read more…]

Safe Exercises for Varicose Veins

If you have an active lifestyle, varicose veins can slow you down. What can you do when you don’t want to cut exercise out of your life but you also want to keep your varicose veins from getting worse? Here are some safe exercises for people with varicose or spider veins: [Read more…]

5 Tips to Fight Varicose Veins

Those veins on your legs, feet, and thighs might make you self-conscious, but they aren’t just aesthetic. Varicose veins are enlarged veins caused by increased pressure, most often seen in lower parts of the body. Some diagnoses may not be painful, while some people may experience aching pain and discomfort. There are simple, everyday habits you can practice to delay or reduce the onset of varicose veins. [Read more…]

Athletes Get Varicose Veins, Too

Athletes Get Varicose Veins, Too

Varicose veins can affect anyone. Exercise can combat circulatory and venous issues but hereditary predispositions may still override preventative measures. Almost 50 percent of patients have a family history of the condition. If you’re an athlete looking to reduce the swelling and regain competitive form, we have some useful tips to keep you performing your best. [Read more…]

What is Chronic Venous Disease?

What is Chronic Venous Disease?

Chronic Venous Disease (CVD) are other chronic conditions related to or caused by veins that have become diseased or abnormal. [Read more…]

Varicose Veins and Diabetes

Varicose Veins and Diabetes

Though there is no direct link between varicose veins and diabetes, many people suffer from both conditions simultaneously. Diabetes can cause a wide range of health problems, including skin conditions, as do varicose veins. [Read more…]

Free Vein Screening Open House!

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Summit Skin & Vein Care is hosting a free vein screening open house! Join us for useful vein and skin care information, a complimentary Swag Box, and the chance to win a door prize.

Our event will be held Tuesday, September 29th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 3521 NE Ralph Powell Road, Suite C,  Lee’s Summit, Missouri. E-mail your RSVP to Christy at m31288@att.net by Friday, September 25th.

 Vein And Leg Health

The goal of our open house is to help you learn more about your vein and leg health. If you have experienced various symptoms related to vein disease, come in for a free vein screening from our professionals. Some symptoms of vein disease include:

  • Tired, heavy or restless legs
  • Aching, burning, or cramping sensation
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Sores or ulcers on lower leg(s)
  • Discoloration of the skin at ankle(s) & leg(s)

Why get a free vein screening?

If you have experienced any of the above symptoms, or have noticed the appearance of spider or varicose veins on your legs, we recommend getting a vein screening to learn more about your vein health. There are six stages of vein disease. If left untreated, your vein problems could progress to stages five or six.

Stage 1 – Spider Veins. Spider veins are small thin blood vessels close to the surface of the skin and typically have a dark, spindly appearance. Spider veins are more common in women than in men.

Stage 2 – Varicose Veins. Varicose veins have a protruding, rope-like appearance. About 75% of people with varicose veins have symptoms bad enough to interfere with their daily lives. Common symptoms include burning, numbness, itchiness, aching, and swelling in the legs.

Stage 3 – Edema. Swelling of the legs, known as edema, occurs as vein diseases progress without treatment. Backflow of the veins prevents the body from absorbing fluid, which leads to this uncomfortable swelling.

Stage 4 – Skin Discoloration. Venous congestion increases as vein disease progresses. This leads to discoloration in the skin to a reddish-brown or white color.

Stage 5 – Skin Changes with Healed Ulceration. An ulceration often develops with vein disease. With stage 5, an ulceration is not too difficult to treat, but will require treatment to provide relief from uncomfortable symptoms.

Stage 6 – Skin Changes with Active Ulceration. Venous ulcers occur in this stage because of malfunctioning venous valves. Venous ulcers can become chronic, painful problems if you do not get treatment. Symptoms at this point will only continue to worsen.

We want to help you achieve better vein health. Join us for snacks, gifts, & information about varicose veins. E-mail your RSVP to Christy at m31288@att.net by Friday, September 25th

 

*Free Vein Screenings are always available Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

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