Varicose veins, spider veins, and a variety of other vein conditions are not the “cosmetic” issue that most tend to believe. In fact, vein issues are oftentimes the underlying cause of many of the complaints of discomfort, cramping, and restlessness that people often report. The problem is that they just don’t know that they are symptoms of a vein issue.
If you are like most of us, you grew up hearing your parents constantly referring to their spider veins as being cosmetic all while complaining that their legs hurt or were swollen. Remember that cosmetic things should not hurt. Rarely do people connect the dots and realize that their leg issues and vein issues are connected. Their symptoms are in fact an indication of a bigger vein problem.
So, when should a person seek professional help for their vein issues? As is the case for most things, the answer is not going to be the same for all people. Vein disease is widely considered an inherited disorder. As a result, its presentation is highly variable. A person in their twenties may very easily have more vein issues than their 80yo grandparent and vice versa. Likewise, some people are predisposed to having more spider veins than another person who may have more ropey veins. Everyone is different. Some people have the physical discomfort while others just don’t like the way their legs look. Again, everyone is different. This variation from person to person is precisely why everyone ultimately seeks help for their vein issues at different points in their life.
Ultimately, everyone will seek help when they are ready whether for symptom relief or for aesthetic reasons. The most important thing is that the person realize first and foremost that their vein issues are NOT a cosmetic issue but in fact a MEDICAL condition affecting their venous circulation. People should also keep in mind that vein disease like most medical conditions, is not going to go away. It is as much a medical condition and circulatory defect with respect to the venous circulation as peripheral artery disease is to the arterial circulation. Vein disease, like most medical conditions, should be monitored over time. The longer the delay in treatment, the more vein care required to repair the damage.
If you find that your legs are not feeling “right”, it is time to get your legs looked at. If you are starting to see the presence of spider veins on your legs, it may be time to get your legs looked at. If you are constantly waking up at night with leg cramps or restless legs, it is time to get your veins evaluated. Or if you just want to learn more about your vein issues, visit our website at STLVeinandCosmetics.com or give our office a call at 314.842.1441 to set up your free consultation today. Let our staff of vein specialists help your legs look and feel better.