I’m often surprised that many patients at my Kansas City vein clinic, Vein Centers for Excellence, are shocked to discover that they are suffering from vein issues. This is partly because vein symptoms often develop and progress so insidiously, that patients aren’t even aware that there may be something wrong.
Vein disease tends to be a slow, progressive process with a wide spectrum of symptoms. The classic symptoms include leg pain, heaviness, fatigue and swelling at the end of the day, extensive varicose veins on the leg, clusters of small spider veins on the inside of the ankles, and brownish skin discoloration near the ankles. However, not everyone suffers from all symptoms, many people just learn to “live with” certain aches and pains, and, even though regular exercise is great for you, many patients who exercise daily actually alleviate their symptoms, without even realizing they are suffering from venous disease.
The only way to accurately diagnose the presence and extent of your vein disease is to visit a dedicated vein center, where a vein specialist can perform a venous duplex ultrasound, indicating any issues with blood flow in your system. I use only the latest state-of-the-art procedures and equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease. Call 913-451-VEIN if you currently suffer with, or believe you may have, any symptoms of vein disease.
Dr. Craig Schwartz