For many individuals, the appearance of varicose veins or spider veins is largely a cosmetic concern. However, these unwanted, abnormal vessels sometimes signal serious leg vein disease. Among the potential vein-health complications are venous insufficiency, which can prove life-threatening.
Medically prescribed compression stockings are a conservative treatment for many vascular problems and they can also be recommended to wear after vein surgery, during recovery.
Chronic venous disease is a long-term condition involving diseased or damaged veins. This type of leg vein disease is common, especially in older adults. Chronic venous disease can cause discomfort and complications.
Leg vein disease, another term for varicose veins, may be more than a cosmetic issue.
Ever given any thought to maintaining your vein health? It’s important, because you may otherwise be at risk of leg vein disease, varicose veins, and spider veins.