Awareness for preventing VARICOSE VEINS

Awareness for preventing VARICOSE VEINS

Millions of Americans have vein problems. Venous disease also known as “Varicose Veins” is a common problem that affects all ages. They form when the vein’s valve becomes weak, resulting in poor blood flow. This poor blood flow starts to flow backwards, ingrains in place, lengthens and enlarges the veins.  Guess what?  This causes the birth of Varicose Veins. People, whose occupations require a lot of time on their feet such as many health professionals, many construction workers, and many teachers, are more prone to this disease.


Most people complain of pain, aching sensations, restless legs, heaviness, varicose/spider veins, throbbing, burning, itching, cramping, fatigue/tired legs, swelling and bulging veins. Individuals with one or more of these symptoms can seek medical attention to ease their pain. Elite Vein Centers offers treatment methods for venous disease. First, an ultrasound exam is recommended to assess the necessarily treatment plan. Our ultrasound technician along with Dr. Hakim a board certified general Surgeon and expert in Venous disease diagnose the patient furthermore discuss an individualized treatment plan.

Factors that aid in development of varicose veins are:

  • Heredity: Heredity plays a key factor in developing varicose veins. If your family has a history of venous disease you are likely to be a candidate.
  • Obesity: Obese people are a bigger target than the average person; they are more suseptible to developing varicose veins. The additional weight obese people convey, adds more pressure tension on their veins which leads to venous disease.
  • Pregnancy: Extra pregnancy weight, along with extra blood flow puts extra strain on female’s veins, resulting in visible throbbing bulging veins on her legs. Additionally a hormone called progesterone increase during pregnancy; this hormone dilates blood vessels, increasing blood flow, causing varicose veins.
  • Aging: As we age our veins age, we become more vulnerable to forming varicose veins.
  • Exercising: Exercising is vital, plays a key role in diminishing varicose veins, keeping good circulation in our legs keeps our veins in good shape.

Varicose veins do not attack a particular age group. Heredity, Obesity, pregnancy, aging and lack of exercise contribute to this disease, therefore living a healthy lifestyle and seeking proper medical attention can help prevent Venous Insufficiency.

Here at Elite Vein Centers, we have multiple treatment options for venous disease. We have multiple state of the art vein centers located in Dearborn, Canton and Shelby Township. Elite Vein Centers sympathizes with each patient; they feel no patient should live with leg pain. Our years of expertise and Board Certified Physicians will treat your venous disease, helping each patient ease their pain, and regain their confidence.