Jessica Madsen wasn’t surprised when varicose veins showed up on her legs. She had seen relatives on both sides of her family battle the discomfort and inconvenience of varicose veins.
Varicose veins are estimated to affect up to 60 percent of the American population, and is an issue more prevalent in women. During the month of February, Intermountain Vein Center is helping people escape their pain by offering free varicose veins screenings Thursday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 21. They are also offering a special rate on Spider Vein Treatments during the entire month of February, so that others can find relief like Jessica.
Thursday, Feb. 12: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
*Special rates on Spider Vein Treatments the entire month of February.
A lack of surprise didn’t make the experience any easier for Jessica.
“By the time I had my third child, I could barely walk,” she says. “The pain was unbearable. My legs looked awful and my self confidence was disappearing.”
Jessica had always led an active lifestyle and especially enjoyed running. However, the pain she felt from the affected veins kept her out of running shoes.
Her veins also made her feel older than she should have felt.
“I was a young mom with legs that made me feel as though I was 100,” she says.
She finally decided to do something about the veins. She went to another vein center and didn’t get any relief. Finally, she was referred to Intermountain Vein Center and she overcame her genetics.
“Because of their incredible knowledge, non-invasive and most current types of treatment — and dedication to my overall health — I am back to running better than ever,” she says. “And I can wear shorts without being embarrassed. I finally have my life back and am almost completely pain free.”
She received skilled and caring treatment and advice from the doctors and staff at Intermountain Vein Center.
“I have such a great appreciation and admiration for all of the staff and doctors at Intermountain Vein Center. I have never been treated so personally and kindly by any other office I have ever been to. I would recommend Intermountain Vein Center to anyone and everyone suffering from varicose veins. The help is there and it’s worth it!”
Maybe varicose veins appeared after a second pregnancy. Maybe you’ve experienced a blood clot. Maybe they’ve been there since your early 20s. Or maybe you’ve never even seen them, but you’ve felt symptoms associated with varicose veins — heaviness, achiness, swelling, cramping, restless legs and pelvic pain.
Maybe you don’t even have varicose veins, but you know someone who does. So here’s the bad news and good news.
The bad news? Problem veins are unpleasant, unsightly and unhealthy.
The good news? Treating unhealthy veins is more effective and easier than ever.
Know the Symptoms
Some varicose veins (and other diseased veins) are easy to spot. The rope-like purple twisted vein rises to the surface of the skin — easy to see. How-ever, it’s not just the big varicose veins that can or often need to be treated. What you see is often the “tip of the iceberg” and reflects a deep, less visible, but more serious problem. Here are some symp-toms of venous disease:
- Heavy legs
- Tired legs
- Restless legs
- Achy legs
- Leg pain
- Itchy legs
- Skin discoloration
- Bulging veins
- Pelvic pain
Quality of Care
Intermountain Vein Center is one of the leading vein centers in the United States. The center’s fellowship-trained, board-certified vascular physicians use the latest techniques and technologies, avoiding the problems that come with traditional, open surgery. Since every leg is different, Intermountain Vein prides itself in offering each patient detailed individualized, personal treatment. As a result, patients experience higher success rates, fewer complications, and a much lower rate of recurrence. It’s what has led Intermountain Vein Center to become the most popular varicose vein treatment center in Utah.
Venous disease affects everyone differently. That’s why IVC® physicians take the time to get to know you and your veins so you receive the right diagnosis and the right treatment. The initial detailed consultation consists of learning about you, your symptoms and any other related medical conditions. As part of the evaluation, you’ll undergo an ultrasound of the legs, performed by a specially trained and registered sonographer.
This advanced technology helps Intermountain Vein Center doctors and staff map the unique pattern of veins in your body, so they can better understand the condition. Ultrasound uses painless sound waves to generate high-resolution images, which allow the physician to measure the speed and direction of blood flow and the dimensions and course of normal and abnormal veins.
After the initial examination, a customized treatment plan is determined.
Although each patient’s treatment plan is a little different, most procedures can be done in the IVC® office and most patients are back to routine, daily activity within hours — with almost no downtime.
Do you or a loved one suffer from painful varicose veins? Contact Intermountain Vein Center for a complimentary screening.