Here's Why You Should See a Doctor About Those Spider Veins
Unsightly spider veins could be a symptom of an underlying health issue. (Sponsored)
When 52-year-old Kathy first noticed spider veins on her legs, she thought it was just part of the aging process. But over time, chronic swelling and achiness became part of her everyday life.
Dr. Randall Juleff of Vein Clinics of Hawaii diagnosed her with chronic venous insufficiency, a condition that affects more than half of all Americans aged 50 and older. “Most people think varicose veins, while unsightly, are largely harmless,” Juleff says, “but often they allude to a more serious, chronic condition that, if left untreated, only gets worse with time.” This can mean swelling and achiness, painful ulcers, muscle cramps, restless leg syndrome, even an increased risk of developing blood clots.
Kathy’s treatment took less than an hour, her symptoms relieved almost immediately. Modern procedures are quick, simple and effective, and only require local anesthesia. Most patients are back on their feet within hours. Best of all, most treatments are covered by insurance—patients rarely pay out-of-pocket.
Vein Clinics of Hawaii is led by Dr. Randall Juleff, a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon. For a free virtual vein screening, visit VeinClinicsofHawaii.com. To make an appointment, go online or call a Vein Clinics of Hawaii location on O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Maui or the Big Island.