Vein Disease Basics

Hopefully all of you perusing this web site are aware of the condition that requires you to wear compression garments. (If not, please call your doctor!) Lymphedema, vein diseases and edema caused by heart problems are the three major reasons to wear compression. In this article we would like to answer some questions about vein disease.

a doctor can verify whether your symptoms are those of vein disease.Millions of Americans over the age of 45 have “vein disease”. Symptoms include:

-Tired, heavy-feeling legs

-Leg pain from prolonged sitting or standing

-Swollen ankles by evening

-Varicose or spider veins, especially during or after pregnancy

-Tingling, numbness, burning or cramping in legs and feet

-Discoloration of the skin

-Open sores or ulcers on the lower leg

The early symptoms of vein disease may seem harmless, but major problems can develop if these signs are ignored.

If you, a friend or family member, are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you or your friends may be suffering from vein disease. Refer your friends to a doctor for a professional examination. If your symptoms are still present and you are wearing your compression stockings daily it may be time for new stockings or a higher compression of stocking.

 John Wellum, CPD

*Important: We are smarter than to try to practice medicine without a license! The information presented on this site is for informational purposes only. New medical information is available weekly - so check with your doctor and therapist before making any changes to your treatment!



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