Do you have healthy legs?

Sitting or standing most of the day can cause vein problems

Woman seated at desk with legs crossed

Sitting at a desk for most of the day can cause vein issues

Do you spend much of your day sitting or standing? If so, you may have vein issues ranging from spider veins to deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or blood clots, says Angela Haley, manager of the Michigan Livonia Vein Center. If your legs are in need of attention — either for cosmetic purposes or health-related issues — Haley advises you to see your doctor or a healthcare professional “for a comprehensive evaluation of the health of your legs.”

Cosmetic concerns about spider veins can lead to discovery of vein disease

Haley says patients often come to the center with concerns about the look of their legs due to spider veins, but discover there are other issues with vein disease. “Whether it’s a cosmetic or medical issue, it’s important to have a complete evaluation and a recommended course of treatment to make sure you have healthy legs.”

If you think you have vein-related issues, don’t wait. See your doctor for a full evaluation, or call the University of Michigan Livonia Vein Center at 734-432-7662 for more information.


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