Vein disease can indeed have some very serious consequences, some of which can make putting off treatment a matter of life and death.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 14, 2013
The Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center has published a new article on their website explaining why delaying varicose vein treatment could be a matter of life and death. Many people think varicose veins are merely a cosmetic problem, the Nashville-based center says, but some of the consequences of untreated vein disease can actually be life threatening.
Nashville vein specialist Dr. Tif Siragusa explains, “Deep vein thrombosis is a condition of blood clots that develop deep inside the veins, usually invisibly to the patient. While the clots themselves may have few symptoms, the real danger comes if the blood clot breaks free of its original location in the leg. If it travels to the heart, lungs or brain, it could become a deadly embolism.” Over 300,000 people in the US die from embolisms each year.
The new article describes the risk factors for vein disease, including age and a family history of vein disease, and offers some suggestions for lowering your risk, such as losing weight and maintaining a regular exercise program. “However, a Nashville vein specialist can detect deep vein thrombosis before it becomes a problem, using painless ultrasound technology,” notes Dr. Siragusa.
The team of vascular doctors at Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center hope that by providing this information, patients will stop putting off varicose vein treatment and will make an appointment with a vein specialist in Nashville right away. People interested in more information about the consequences of vein disease can visit their website or contact their office at 615-777-0744.
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Varicose Vein Treatment Options
At the very least, varicose veins have an unpleasant appearance. However, they can also lead to other serious consequences such as painful, swollen legs. Over half of all Americans have some form of vein disease. Aging is probably the biggest offender in terms of risk factors for the development of varicose veins.
Is it an overgeneralization to say that we all want to look younger and healthier? Certainly, many of us do. With modern advances in technology, there are multiple treatment options available for varicose veins. Sclerotherapy, endovenous laser treatment and microphlebectomy are but a few. Now you see them…now, you don’t. In the hands of leading vein doctors, it is often just that simple
About the Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center
The Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center is nationally recognized in venous therapies and comes highly recommended by many physicians. Dr. Siragusa, Director of the center, provides a personal, individualized approach to each patient based on their history of vascular problems, physical exam findings, as well as the detailed information gained by their Duplex Ultrasound.
Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center’s minimally invasive techniques eliminate the down time associated with surgical procedures of the past. Most patients drive themselves to the office and back home after treatments, avoiding the inconvenience of disrupting the schedules of family or friends. Moms can get back to taking care of the kids that day and most people are back to work the next day. As a specialist in vein treatment and vascular surgery, Dr. Siragusa also excels in the evaluation and treatment of other conditions including Carotid Artery Stenosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Peripheral Vascular Disease, and Deep Vein Thrombosis.
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