Patients searching for treatment options for spider veins, blue veins or varicose veins, often have questions about their condition and overall vein health. Below you will find answers to our most frequently asked vein health questions.
Why is vein health important?
We all know our overall health is important, but why is vein health important? Our veins are the major part of our circulatory system. Healthy, strong veins ensure the continuous movement of blood throughout our entire body. Good vein health will not only help keep your quality of life, it will help prevent poor circulation, which leads to leg and other vein conditions. http://www.healthline.com/health/poor-circulation-symptoms-causes#Overview1
What are the different types of leg vein conditions?
Recent research has estimated that nearly 25% of the world’s population suffer from some type of vein problems. These vein issues can range from very minor conditions to more rare and life threatening ones. It is important to know which leg vein issues are cosmetic, which are serious health issues, and the symptoms you should be aware of.
Common types of vein conditions:
Pelvic & Labial Varicose Veins
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Restless Leg Syndrome
Who is at risk for leg vein health issues?
While leg vein issues are most common in adult women, particularly during pregnancy and menopause, it is important to know who can be affected.
Those who have a history of varicose veins in the family.
1 out of 3 women are affected
1 out of 5 men are affected
30% of women develop varicose veins during the first pregnancy, 55% during their second and following pregnancies.
Jobs requiring prolonged standing or sitting.
Older Population are more susceptible to develop venous disease
Children can develop leg vein conditions.
Youth are also susceptible to leg vein conditions.
Why should I see a leg vein specialist?
Beware of advertisements of vein treatments that promise results at extremely lower costs or practices that advertise vein treatments, as some may have no formal training in vascular disease. When seeking vascular treatment, you should choose a vein practice that is dedicated exclusively to the treatment of veins. A true vein specialist has formal specialty training and advanced experience in venous disease. A vein specialist physician will have completed a fellowship in a specialty that provided advanced training in venous disorders as recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The only two types of certified specialists who meet these requirements are interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons.
Will my insurance cover it?
It is important to have a trained, experienced vein expert perform your vein treatment, which may be covered by your insurance company. While most insurance plans cover these medical procedures, we suggest you confirm with your provider.
Aetna Healthcare (all plan types)
Avmed Health Plans
*Please note that we do not participate in any type of Medicaid plans. If you do not see your provider listed, please call us to confirm.
I have more questions. Where should I start?
If you have more questions or are wondering if you may be at risk for venous insufficiency, we invite you to take this Free Personal Vein Health Assessment. Upon completion of the assessment, a member of our medical team will reach out to you via email or by phone if you prefer to review your results.