It’s true- the blue, bulging veins- referred to as varicose veins- are often associated with the elderly. Nearly a quarter of US adults have varicose veins. Many worry about the appearance of varicose veins but there can be more to varicose veins than just a cosmetic concern.
Varicose veins can happen for a variety of reasons. Individuals that have more pressure on their legs such as being overweight, pregnant or standing for extended periods of time are more likely to suffer from varicose veins, according to Cleveland Clinic. Varicose veins can also be genetic; women are also more likely to develop them; the list goes on.
While not all cases of varicose are dangerous, sometimes, varicose veins can signal a larger, vascular issue including chronic venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis, blood clotting or other conditions.
How can you tell if your varicose veins are just a cosmetic problem or if they are indicating a vascular issue? Jason Roberts, Director of our Vein Clinic, says to be on the lookout for symptoms, including:
- Hot or warm to the touch
- Veins that are very large
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with a vein center.
Why Choose the Vein Center at First Coast Cardiovascular Institute (FCCI)?
FCCI houses one of the most comprehensive teams in the area. When you visit the Vein Center at FCCI, you are not just caring for your vein health; you are receiving a full assessment of all of your risk factors, signs and symptoms for your heart health.
Our services take place in an outpatient setting, keeping your costs low and our services convenient. If you need a procedure, you will find our freestanding catherization laboratory is like no other. We have performed thousands of procedures in our cath lab with superior outcomes. Our lab offers lower out-of-pocket costs for patients, coupled with access and comfort.
Schedule your free vein screening.
We are proud to offer free vein screenings for our community. The test takes about 20 minutes and can determine your risk level for venous disease. The screening involves taking an ultrasound scan of the leg to assess vein function and identify vein blockages that could lead to vascular disease. Call us at 904.493.3333 to schedule your free vein screening.*
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