American Heart MonthAmerican Heart Month is a reminder for Americans to take care of their heart health and come together as a community to promote heart-healthy habits. In that spirit, VeinInnovations is dedicated to helping patients identify potential risks to the health of their veins and their cardiovascular system.

VeinInnovations offers free vein screening. These screenings can help assess your veins to make sure they are healthy and in good shape for the future. Here is more information to help improve your vein health.

Are My Veins Healthy?

There are many symptoms that may indicate you need to see a doctor about your veins. Tired, heavy, achy or swollen legs and ankles or varicose veins and spider veins are all signs you may have vein-health concerns. These symptoms could be a sign of poor blood flow in your legs, and if left untreated, these difficulties could become more serious problems, such as chronic venous insufficiency. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s a good idea to see an expert for a comprehensive vein screening.

What Causes Poor Vein Health?

Lifestyle choices and aging can both contribute to poor vein health, but these aren’t the only causes. If you stand or sit for long periods of time each day, you might be at risk for circulatory problems like varicose veins. Varicose veins are caused by poor circulation in the legs. Once oxygen-rich blood travels through your body, it returns to the heart through your veins. Veins have one-way valves to prevent blood from flowing the wrong way. When blood flows through your legs and to the heart, it must travel against gravity, and sometimes, the valves in these veins and even the veins themselves can become weakened. When this happens, blood may pool in or near valves in the veins causing them to bulge and appear blue on the surface of your skin.

There are many lifestyle changes you can make to help improve varicose veins such as exercising, losing weight and elevating your legs. Doctors, like the caring team at VeinInnovations, can also help develop a treatment plan to improve or correct your varicose veins.

Vein Health Is for Everyone

While vein health issues like varicose veins do affect women more frequently than men, men are still at risk. Women are more likely to experience vein health issues primarily due to hormonal changes. However, men are affected by other risk factors such as aging, obesity, family history and injury. Both men and women will benefit from vein screening and attention to their cardiovascular system.

Get Your Free Vein Screening

If you are concerned about your vein and circulatory health, see your doctor immediately. At VeinInnovations we offer free vein screenings to help evaluate your veins and to help ensure you have the best care and attention to your vein health.  This free screening does include a quick ultrasound to rule out vein disease.  If vein disease is detected, VeinInnovations will recommend a more extensive study of your legs with a proper diagnosis and consultation with a vein doctor to talk through a treatment plan to get your healthy legs back!