5 Signs You Need to See a Vein Specialist
- Posted on: Oct 15 2020
While many patients avoid seeing a vein specialist until it becomes a cosmetic issue for them, the truth is, your veins are a critical part of your health. Prioritizing your vein health is prioritizing your overall health. Here are five signs you should make an appointment to see Dr. Heeringa.
1. Weakness in Your Legs
If you feel weakness in your legs after being on your feet or after standing for long periods of time, it may be a vein issue. Varicose veins can make your legs feel uncomfortably heavy and weak. If that weakness is accompanied by pain, you should make an appointment soon.
2. Leg Pain or Discomfort Is Impacting your Quality of Life
If your legs ache and throb, or if you simply avoid being active to avoid pain, you should make an appointment with a Northern Michigan Vein Specialists to determine whether varicose veins or some other vein condition could be the cause. From compression stockings to lipedema, we can treat your condition and get you back to your life.
3. You Have Bulging Purple or Blue Veins
If your veins bulge, the walls of the vessel are weakened. You are at higher risk of a blood clot and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can be life threatening. Bulging purple or blue veins should be treated as soon as possible.
4. You Have Swelling in One Leg that Dissipates After You Sleep
While swelling can be caused by a number of things, including pregnancy, the likelihood of a varicose vein being the explanation for a single leg swelling throughout the course of the day and then returning to normal size after you’ve stayed off it.
5. You Develop Leg Ulcers
While it may start as flaky, itchy skin, leg ulcers can be extremely dangerous and lead to a blood infection that could kill you. Your vein doctor can help you determine the source of the ulcers and develop a treatment plan to prevent them from getting worse.
If you suspect you have complications from varicose veins, please see a vein specialist. We proudly serve patients from Traverse City, Cadillac, Manistee, Big Rapids, Houghton Lake, Grayling, Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding areas with varicose vein treatments. Call today for your consultation at (231) 946-1488 or complete a Contact Form here!