Navigation Links
Varicose Veins May Put Some at Risk for Dangerous Blood Clots
Date:3/5/2010

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 5 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT: March is DVT Awareness Month and Vein Clinics of America encourages people with varicose veins, particularly those that have become painful and inflamed, to visit a vein specialist.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100305/CG65602LOGO)

WHY: Varicose veins are not just unsightly; they may be a signal to potential serious health issues, such as dangerous blood clots.

Varicose veins, or enlarged, visible veins near the surface of the skin, are most commonly seen in the legs and ankles. Many people with varicose veins experience pain, swelling, heaviness, and fatigue in the legs. In some cases, the leg veins may become inflamed and painful – a condition known as superficial phlebitis. Sometimes phlebitis can be associated with superficial vein thrombosis (SVT). A recent study published in Archives of Dermatology indicated that 1 in 4 patients with SVT also had a DVT. (Binder B, et al. Association between superficial vein thrombosis and deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremities. Archives of Dermatology 2009; 145(7): 753-757.)

Given the potentially serious health risks associated with some varicose veins, people experiencing swollen, painful veins should seek professional consultation with a vein specialist or Phlebologist. The Phlebologists at Vein Clinics of America are specially trained to diagnose and treat vein disorders and can help people avoid more serious complications as a result of their varicose veins. Recent advances in medical technology have made the treatment of vein disorders safer and more effective.

WHO: J. Theodore King, MD, FACPh, Medical Director of Vein Clinics of America will be available to discuss DVT and the importance of diagnosing and treating varicose veins.

HOW: Visit www.veinclinics.com or call 1-866-617-VEIN to make an appointment today.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DVT:

  • There are approximately 600,000 new cases of DVT diagnosed in the US each year. Deep venous thrombosis mainly affects large veins that are deep inside the lower leg and thigh. DVT can be life-threatening if the clot breaks off, travels to, and lodges in the lung.
  • Symptoms of DVT can include:
    • Changes in skin color (redness, but sometimes pale) in one leg
    • Increased warmth in one leg
    • Pain in one leg
    • Tenderness in one leg
    • Swelling (edema) of one leg
  • Varicose veins can predispose an individual to superficial thrombosis which, if left untreated, can lead to deep vein thrombosis or post-thrombotic syndrome.
    • Symptoms of post-thrombotic syndrome may include persistent edema (swelling), pain, increased skin pigmentation, and ulceration.

VEIN CLINICS OF AMERICA:

Established in 1981, Vein Clinics of America, Inc. (VCA) currently operates a network of 34 offices located in 13 states. These vein practices provide specialized outpatient treatment for patients suffering from a number of vein disorders. VCA's current treatment options are alternatives to more invasive outpatient surgical procedures. The physicians of VCA specialize in treating a wide spectrum of vein abnormalities, including varicose veins, spider veins, venous leg ulcers, facial veins, hand veins, Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome and Restless Legs Syndrome resulting from venous reflux. As part of its ongoing commitment to its physicians and the study of veins and venous disorders, VCA announced, in November 2009, its contribution of $150,000 over five years to the American College of Phlebology (ACP) Foundation. The grant is used to support research, education and growth initiatives in the field of phlebology.

VCA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IntegraMed America, Inc, a leading manager of fertility centers and vein care practices in the United States. VCA is based in Downers Grove, IL with operations in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin and operates www.veinclinics.com, a leading vein care portal.

CONTACT: Nikki Kidd, +1-312-565-2183, nikki.kidd@edelman.com, for Vein Clinics of America, Inc.

SOURCE Vein Clinics of America, Inc.

Back to top

RELATED LINKS
http://www.veinclinics.com

'/>"/>

SOURCE Vein Clinics of America, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. UCLA doctor develops new technique to treat varicose veins
2. New Foam Treatment for Varicose Veins
3. Survey Shows People With Varicose Veins Unaware of Health Risks; Most Never Consider Treatment
4. November 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Moisturizers, Potatoes and Varicose Veins
5. Eliminate Varicose Veins with Invisible Veins, a Product of Pharmaco LLC
6. Renaissance Laser & Vein Institute (LaserandVeinclinic.com) Provides Top Notch Varicose Vein Treatment
7. Renaissance Laser and Vein Clinic (laserandveinclinic.com) Provides Clients with Affordable Varicose Vein Removal Treatment
8. US Market for Minimally Invasive Treatment of Varicose Veins to Rise to More than $215 Million by 2013
9. Growth Opportunity in Brazils Varicose Vein Treatment Device Market
10. Varicose Veins Pose Scary Health Risk; Sufferers Find Solace With Insurance-Covered Treatment at Renaissance Laser and Vein Institute
11. Published Study Shows VNUS ClosureFAST™ System Significantly Superior to Laser for Varicose Vein Treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl ... this week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in ... like cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the ... is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, ... he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as a naval ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... products to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From ... probiotic experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , These products ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... delivery system that we intend to develop to enable prevention of a major ... to severe hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October 21, the Health & Wellness ... Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Teams of up ... work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills will start at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., ... vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced the launch ... the development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax ... provided exclusive access to enabling technologies to the ... MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader ... that it has been ranked #1 by its users for ... Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked ... and medical centers over 200 beds and holds one of ... user survey history. ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... , Sept. 12, 2017  Consumer reviews on the independent ... as the number one company for hearing aids, ranking it ... fifteen other brands. ... Hearing Named #1 by Consumers For Hearing Aids ... Embrace Hearing is an online store that provides high performance, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: