90% of vein problems have a strong genetic component and are passed from parent to child. Because of this, there is little you can do to avoid a vein problem from developing if it runs in your family. Less than 10% of the time, the vein problem is not due to genetics and is due to a prior injury or trauma. Vein problems, once started, do not go away and each year become more visible with more symptoms.
The circulation in the body is a constant cycle. The heart pumps the blood, the arteries carry the blood from the heart to the tissues, and the veins bring the blood from the tissues back to the heart . If any one of these steps is not working, then the circulation will slow down. When the vein circulation is not working properly, the entire body is affected because of the slowing of circulation and a number of symptoms develop. This is why a vein circulation problem also affects the overall health of an individual.
A vein condition is due to abnormal function of the valves and build up of stagnant blood under pressure in the legs. There are valves inside the veins which help the blood return to the heart. Vein problems develop when the vein begins to stretch out and dilate and prevent these valves from working. The result is that the blood no longer flows as well back to the heart and the circulation is stagnant. With stagnant blood under pressure in the legs, the body reacts by creating an inflammation reaction. This causes many of the symptoms including feeling run down and tired.
Vein treatments work by closing down the abnormal veins where the stagnant blood under high pressure accumulates. After treatment, The blood flows to normal and healthy veins and no longer is stagnant. The circulation returns to normal and the inflammation in the body goes away resulting in dramatic improvement in symptoms.
You must have a vein ultrasound to know you have a vein problem – normal looking legs are often deceiving. People with a vein condition usually have leg or foot symptoms, feel run down and tired and have poor sleep but only 20% have visible veins. Because of this, a vein ultrasound is the only way to determine if a vein condition is present and is required by insurance to approve treatments.
Submit an Online Request for Your Free Vein Screening – A Missouri Vein Care representative will contact you after receipt to schedule your screening.
Complete the Free Vein Screening at your nearest Missouri Vein Care Center. The screening will include an ultrasound and assessment of your vein condition by one of our highly-trained staff.
During your assessment, a treatment plan will be presented that works with your schedule. Because it is a circulation condition, most vein treatments are covered by insurance.
Patients see an increase in energy, stamina and dramatic improvement in their leg or foot symptoms after treatment.
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