Do you have vein disease?

Don't miss the Livonia Vein Center booth, May 2-5 at the Novi Women's Expo

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Vein problems can include blood clots, phlebitis, and varicose and spider veins

As many as 50 percent of individuals over the age of 50 have some sort of vein health issue, says Dr. Lisa Pavone of the Livonia Vein Center. These issues include:

Dr. Pavone suggests individuals ask themselves the following questions to determine if they have a vein issue:

  • Are your legs tired, heavy, restless, swollen, sore or painful, especially at the end of the day?
  • Are symptoms worsened by prolonged sitting or standing?
  • Do your legs feel better when you’re walking or when legs are elevated?
  • Have you tried support stockings to alleviate the pain?
  • Do you find yourself using Motrin or other ibuprofen to relieve the pain?

 

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Here’s to your vein health

March is DVT Awareness Month

Back of bare legsDr. Lisa Pavone is a strong supporter of vein disease awareness. “Venous health issues are prevalent,” she says, noting that as many as 50 percent of individuals over the age of 50 have some sort of vein health issue, which could include:

  • Deep or superficial vein thrombosis (blood clots)
  • Phlebitis
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Venous ulcers

What are the risks of untreated vein disease? If the valves inside your leg veins are damaged as a result of vein disease, the valves may not close completely, allowing blood to leak backward or flow in both directions, affecting leg health.

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