Before and After
|Do you have painful varicose veins? If so, Amery Regional Medical Center can help! ARMC can screen for venous disease and offer available treatment options, including the VNUS ClosureŽ procedure. |
An estimated 25 million people in the United States have varicose veins. A leading cause of varicose veins is venous reflux disease caused by incompetent or “leaky” valves in the great saphenous vein running from ankle to groin in each leg. In addition to varicose veins, other symptoms may include leg pain, fatigue, swelling and skin ulceration. This condition can be progressive if left untreated and symptoms may worsen with time.
- It is estimated that in America, 72% of women and 42% of men will experience varicose veins by the time they are in their 60s.
- Peak incidence of venous insufficiency occurs in women aged 40 – 49 years and in men aged 70 – 79 years.
- Common risk factors for varicose veins and venous reflux include multiple pregnancies, family history, obesity and standing professions.
Varicose veins frequently force people to dramatically change their lifestyles, especially when they have standing professions and can no longer tolerate being on their feet all day.
Multiple treatment options are available for this condition. Patients with venous reflux disease can now be treated with the VNUS Closure procedure, a minimally invasive treatment alternative. Patients treated with the VNUS Closure procedure typically resume their regular activities in approximately one day.
Prior to the introduction of the VNUS Closure procedure, traditional treatment has been vein stripping surgery, which can result in significantly longer return to work recovery time.4 Patient satisfaction with the VNUS Closure procedure is high, with 95% of patients reporting that they would recommend the procedure to a friend. The procedure is widely embraced by physicians and is covered by most insurance companies.
If you are interested in varicose vein screening and treatment options, contact Amery Regional Medical Center at (715) 268-8000 for more information or please visit the following link to view a short video from ABC News : Quick Treatment for Unsightly, Unhealthy, Varicose Veins.