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Holzer Vein Center

For many people, even a short walk can be quite painful. Problems with veins can cause aching or cramping pain, tiredness, restlessness, burning, throbbing, tingling or heaviness in the legs.

More than 45 million Americans suffer from vein disease: 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men, while only 3 percent of those with vein disease have been treated.

Chronic Venous Disease (CVD) refers to other chronic conditions related to or caused by veins that become diseased or abnormal. These problems can include:

  • Varicose veins and spider veins
  • Leg Swelling and Leg Pain
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Leg skin changes
  • Leg ulcers
  • Phlebitis
  • Vascular Malformations

Venous disease is five times more prevalent than arterial disease. Left untreated venous disease can lead to:

  • Increased risk of blood clots
  • Skin color changes
  • Ulcer formation

Services offered at the Holzer Vein Center include:

  • Vein Mapping
  • Management of Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Compression therapy
  • Management of Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Treatment of varicose veins: Ablation treatment, Phlebectomy, Schlerotherapy for the treatment of Spider Veins

Symptoms

  • Aching
  • Fatigue, heaviness in legs
  • Pain (Throbbing, Burning, Stabbing)
  • Cramping
  • Swelling (peripheral edema
  • Itching
  • Restless legs
  • Numbness

Causes

  • Heredity/Family History: 89 percent chance if both parents had vein problems
  • Age: Patients range from their teens to their mid-90s. Venous disease worsens with age.
  • Gender: Women are three times more likely than men to develop varicose veins.
  • Trauma
  • Pregnancy: The chance of developing varicose veins increases with each pregnancy.
  • Obesity: Obesity does slightly increase the risk of venous disease.
  • Standing Professions: Teachers, factory workers, and, construction personnel are more likely to develop varicose veins. Inactivity aggravates venous problems.

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