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New Orleans Vein Specialists Explain How Untreated Vein Disease Can Impact Your Job

If you are one of the people who have been trying to “live with” your varicose veins rather than have them eliminated, you already know that they affect your lifestyle. Chances are that you already dress differently to hide the swollen veins and that your sense of self-worth and self-confidence is diminished every time you look in the mirror. But did you know that they can affect your job as well?

Vein disease affects far more than your appearance

As unpleasant as the cosmetic aspects of varicose veins are, you can effectively hide them by wearing long pants or dark stockings. What you can’t hide is what they are doing to your health and your energy levels beneath the surface.

Most varicose veins are caused by a disease called chronic venous insufficiency or CVI, which causes blood to stop flowing as it should back to your heart and lungs. Instead it pools in your veins and causes them to swell and become discolored. It also damages your circulation, causing your legs and ankles to swell and become so painful that it becomes difficult to walk or even stand for more than a few minutes. If your job requires you to stand or walk, naturally it is going to be impacted if all you can do is sit around saying “My legs hurt.” CVI also causes chronic fatigue that can cause you to miss work because you honestly no longer have the energy to do your job.

And that’s the least of it – vein disease increases your risk of other diseases

Vein disease IS very much a disease, one whose effects can make it difficult or impossible to do your job, but over time its most negative impact on your career may be that it causes you to develop other, more serious diseases. Untreated vein disease increases your risk of obesity, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease, to name a few. CVI can also increase your risk of developing another, more dangerous vein disease called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, complications from which kill hundreds of thousands of Americans every year.

So how can you keep vein disease from affecting your health and your job?

Your first step, of course, should be to seek treatment. Fortunately, you are just a phone call away from a top New Orleans vein specialist, Dr. Randall S. Juleff. After a fast, painless, and non-invasive examination, he can explain your condition to you and present the most effective treatment options. Fortunately again, modern New Orleans vein treatment is just as quick, just as painless, and just as non-invasive – most vein treatments can be resolved in the comfort of our Covington vein clinic offices in less than an hour. So don’t put off seeking treatment and give your vein disease time to begin affecting your career – pick up your phone and call Dr. Juleff today.

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