Common venous conditions and how to care for your legs post-treatment. Vein Procedures

Chronic Venous Disease

Chronic Venous Disease (CVD) refers to a variety of venous conditions that can occur when a venous system is failing. It is a progressive disease and therefore presents itself in different ways, including spider and varicose veins.

Chronic Venous Disease

Chronic Venous Disease affects more than 80% of the world’s population

Spider Veins

Spider Veins

Spider veins are characterized by a network of thin, red, blue or purple lines on the surface of the skin. Spider veins are often simply a cosmetic concern, however, for some people they can cause pain and discomfort, and even lead to more serious complications. Therefore, early detection and management are crucial. Learn more about Spider Veins.

Varicose Veins

Similar to spider veins, varicose veins often appear dark purple or blue in color and are often twisted, enlarged or bulging. This condition can also cause pain and discomfort if left untreated. Learn more about Varicose Veins.

Varicose Veins
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Treatment

Whether you’re actively trying to prevent spider or varicose veins or you have recently undergone a surgical procedure for them, compression garments are an important part of recovery. Most vein procedures are performed at an out-patient facility and are minimally invasive. The use of compression garments are proven to reduce post-operative side effects and improve clinical success and outcomes.

Prevention

The best intervention is prevention. Taking steps right away to protect your legs when experiencing signs of venous disease will help slow its progression. If you’re experiencing symptoms of CVD, talk to your doctor and find a vein specialist near you to learn more and review available treatments. In the meantime, wear compression garments to protect your legs and feel better.

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Learn more about common vein symptoms and how compression can aid in your treatment

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Common Leg Symptoms
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