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A New Orleans Vein Specialist Provides True Facts about Vein Disease

Despite the best efforts of vein doctors, many pieces of misinformation proliferate about vein disease, making it one of the most misunderstood fields in modern medicine. There are many reasons for this, but the result is that all of this misinformation makes it difficult for people to find out the facts about vein disease, and receive the help they need to fight it. In this article, noted New Orleans vein specialist Dr. Randall S. Juleff sets the record straight.

What facts about vein disease do New Orleans residents need to know?

  1. First, vein disease is one of the most widespread health issues in the US. Over 50% of adults over the age of 50 suffer from some form of vein disease.
  2. Vein disease can be hereditary, but contrary to what your mother may have said you don’t have to “live with” your varicose veins. They can be removed permanently, using procedures that are fast, pain-free, and effective.
  3. Also contrary to what you may have been told, varicose veins that have been removed using modern techniques don’t “come back.” They’re gone forever.
  4. The most well-known type of vein disease is varicose veins, but the reason venous health screenings are so important is that most forms of vein disease – some of them life-threatening – have no visible symptoms, and can only be diagnosed by doctors using specialized equipment.
  5. One of the most dangerous myths about varicose veins is that they pose no real health risk and are just unattractive, a “cosmetic problem.” This is not true. Left untreated, they can result in side effects so painful that you can’t even walk.
  6. The reason for this is that varicose veins are most often caused by chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), a condition in which blood no longer flows properly back to your heart and instead pools up in the veins of your legs. CVI impairs your overall health, and increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
  7. That said, CVI is not the most dangerous vein disease – that would be deep vein thrombosis or DVT, in which blood clots form in the deep veins of your legs. If these blood clots travel to your lungs or brain, they can cause a stroke or a pulmonary embolism, conditions that kill hundreds of thousands every year.
  8. You might not be able to change your genetic history and gender, but other risk factors for vein disease like obesity, inactivity, and smoking are within your control. By making lifestyle changes recommended by the best vein doctors in Louisiana, you can significantly lower your risk.
  9. Both diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders is fast, painless, and minimally-invasive. Modern technologies like ultrasound allow your Covington varicose vein doctor to look below the surface of your skin to pinpoint disease and treat it.
  10. Most of the people who have serious vein disease don’t know it, and there is no reason why this needs to be true. Vein problems can be accurately diagnosed (and, if present, treated) after a fast, painless, one-hour venous health screening.
    Now that you know more about vein disease, do something about it

Don’t just worry about your vein disease risk – find out what it is. A screening at our New Orleans vein specialist at our vein clinic takes only a few minutes. But at the end of that time you’ll know exactly what the state of your vein health is, and what you can do to improve it. All you have to do to take advantage of Dr. Juleff’s expertise is pick up a telephone and dial 985-892-2950 to go online to schedule a consultation. You have the facts – now act.

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