Neglected swollen legs and ankles cause various health concerns on their own and may also be symptoms of a serious venous condition.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) December 05, 2013
Siragusa Vein & Laser Center is releasing a new article that reveals some of the lesser known problems that are associated with swollen legs and ankles, as well as the causes and at-home treatments that patients can do themselves until they can get proper medical care. According to the Nashville based Center, patients may patients may not think to see a spider and varicose veins doctor in Nashville to treat their swollen legs, but that can be a costly mistake.
According to Dr. Tif Siragusa, Center director and a leading vein specialist in Nashville, there are two primary vein diseases associated with swollen legs. "Venous reflux and deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, are two very different venous diseases that share common symptoms. Both diseases can result in deadly blood clotting, stroke or embolism." The Center provides free preliminary consultations and vein screenings.
Siragusa Vein and Laser Center hopes that by providing this information, patients currently suffering from leg discomfort will have a greater awareness of the consequences of letting their condition go untreated. Patients are encouraged to seek much needed treatment for these potentially life-threating conditions. More information about venous reflux, DVT and more can be found by visiting: http://www.nashvilleveincenter.com/.
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 Siragusa Vein and Laser Center
Siragusa Vein and Laser Center is nationally recognized in venous therapies and comes highly recommended by many physicians. Dr. Tif 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 Laser 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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