If you are concerned about your veins, answer these simple questions:
1. Have you or anyone in your family previously been diagnosed with varicose veins or venous reflux?
2. Do you have varicose veins which exhibit any of the following characteristics: Large, bulging veins on your legs; Legs that are swollen, red, or warm to the touch; Skin discoloration or texture changes?
3. Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms in your legs, ankles, or feet: Pain (an aching or cramping feeling), Heaviness or tiredness, Burning or tingling sensations, Tender areas around the veins, Sores or skin ulcers near ankle, Swelling?
4. Have you previously had skin ulcers on the leg (or areas that were slow to heal)?
5. Have you previously attempted conservative treatments without success (e.g. exercise, weight loss, elevating legs, avoiding long periods of standing/silting, compression stockings)?
For each yes the likelihood of superficial vascular vein disease is increases and you may be a candidate for treatment. Consult your physician for a diagnostic consultation to learn more and determine your current situation and future options.