If you do, then you certainly know it—varicose veins aren’t a subtle condition. These thick, bluish, ropey veins make many people want to avoid shorts entirely. They’re ugly, and in many cases they’re highly uncomfortable as well.
Physical symptoms are often a big part of the underlying disease which causes varicose veins. These symptoms include: achiness in the legs, excessive swelling, heaviness, itching, and cramping. Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is also possible. In advanced cases, ankle ulcers can occur which are notoriously difficult to treat.
Varicose veins are typically found on the thighs, around the knees, and the calves. In all cases they’re caused by underlying vein disease, specifically venous reflux.
Spider veins are essentially clusters of very tiny varicose veins. They typically appear in the same locations, yet can and do appear elsewhere. For example, they’re quite common on the face, especially the sides of the nose and cheeks. Like their larger cousins, spider veins are caused by disease deeper in the venous system.
Both varicose and spider veins are symptoms of vein disease. They’re not diseases in and of themselves. Fortunately, minimally invasive procedures exist which treat them quickly, safely, and effectively. Best of all, these procedures offer permanent results.
Without treatment, both types of unwanted veins are there to stay. The following information, however, will help you manage your physical symptoms. We’ll also go over the basics of how they form in the first place.
Vein treatments and your health insurance:
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
With these symptoms, the procedures are usually covered by most insurances!
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Do your Homework
Before deciding on any medical procedure, talk to your doctor about any possible health risks and side effects. Don’t be afraid to seek a second opinion. Some insurance companies will pay for treatments of varicose veins if you present with signs or symptoms such as swelling, pain and/or bleeding. Insurance companies do not generally cover procedures done for cosmetic reasons only. Make sure to check with your health insurance and medical provider to better understand your coverage options.