Staying healthy and active is important to you. Don't let varicose veins, spider veins or non-healing wounds slow you down.
Spider and varicose veins can be unsightly and painful and both may be signs of a more serious condition, know as chronic venous insufficiency.
Chronic venous insufficiency, a condition that is more than just cosmetic, also indicates a risk for blood clotting in the deep veins of the leg, known as deep vein thrombosis - which strikes about one in 20 people and can increase your risk for stroke or other dangerous conditions.
Common symptoms include:
- Aching or painful legs
- Heavy, tired or fatigued legs
- Swelling, cramping or restless legs
- Itching, burning or throbbing
- Changes to the skin
- Wounds that won't heal (leg ulcers)
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor about a referral to the Vein Center at YRMC, or call (928) 759-5890.