No one really wants to end up in the hospital. So if your doctor told you that you have high blood pressure and high cholesterol and that if you don’t do something about it you’ll end up in the hospital, you’d listen, right? So why is it that so many patients, told by a New Orleans vein specialist that they have signs of vein disease that will eventually put them in the hospital, do nothing – they ignore the doctors, and avoid seeking the treatment they need.
It doesn’t make any sense, but it happens so often that here at La Bella Vita Laser and Vein Center we feel the need to try one more time to educate the public about the very real consequences of ignoring their vein disease. Here’s our advice, in hopefully clear English and in big, capital letters:
IGNORE YOUR VEIN DISEASE, AND YOU’LL PROBABLY LAND IN THE HOSPITAL
We can’t get much clearer than that, right? And it’s all true. Varicose veins aren’t a minor cosmetic issue – they’re the surface symptoms of a disease, one that will NOT just “go away” or “get better on its own” if you ignore it. Instead, it’ll get worse…possibly much worse. First will come annoying side effects and complications that may not require hospitalization, but that will make your life miserable – swollen legs and ankles, so painful that you can barely walk, and leading eventually to toughened, discolored skin that is so prone to injury that your legs become covered with open, bleeding sores.
Next will come other diseases, which you are more at risk of acquiring because the same disease that is crippling your circulation and causing your varicose veins is also crippling your immune system. One of the most dangerous of such diseases is deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, which can lead to stroke or pulmonary embolism, both potentially fatal. Untreated varicose veins also greatly increase your risk of heart attack, diabetes, and stroke, all of which can land you in the hospital…or worse. We don’t want to scare you, but as Louisiana vein doctors we really do have to tell you the truth – there are many practical reasons to find out whether you have vein disease, and to have it treated if you do.
You don’t have to go to the hospital to stay out of the hospital
The best part is that modern vein disease detection and treatment is so safe and easy that it can be done in the comfort of your local vein clinic in Covington. A vein health screening takes only a few minutes and is completely painless and non-invasive, but can tell you immediately if you have vein disease or are at high risk of developing it. And if you do have vein disease, it can be treated almost as quickly and easily, using minimally-invasive procedures that are so gentle they don’t even require a local anesthetic, much less a stay in the hospital. So take a proactive step towards maintaining your good health and staying out of the hospital by calling our vein specialist.
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