More than 45 million Americans suffer from venous diseases. Twenty five percent of women and 15 percent of men have the disease, while only 3 percent of these patients have ever been treated.
Holzer offers free vein screenings several times a year at our locations. The next screenings are scheduled for Tuesday, December 13 at the Gallipolis Medical Center.
Common symptoms of vein disease include:
Chronic venous disease may cause varicose veins, spider veins, swelling, leg skin changes, leg ulcers, and phlebitis or inflammation of leg or arm veins caused by prolonged inactivity. Left untreated, it may lead to blood clots, skin color changes, and chronic ulcers of the legs. Venous Diseases are five times more common than arterial diseases.
Several factors increase the chance of venous disease, including:
Holzer Health System offers services that can improve venous diseases. Available are:
To see if you can benefit from these services, call 740-446-VEIN (8346). Call today to make your appointment for the free screening!