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TRUTH: VARICOSE VEINS from restless legs to open sores You lay down at night to get some well-deserved rest, only to toss and turn from restless legs. YOU’RE HAVING a hard time trucking up the stairs because your legs feel heavy and fatigued. Maybe you have been dealing with swollen legs or even discoloration but haven’t been able to figure out why. What many don’t know is that varicose veins (also known as venous insufficiency) is to blame for most of these leg symptoms. As the disease worsens, more advanced conditions like sores and ulcers can begin to form. Painful symptoms caused by under lying varicose veins can cause the average sufferer to involuntarily slow down. In more severe cases, patients lose their ability to move around completely, forcing them into a wheelchair. Whether mild or severe, this condition disrupts and decreases your quality of life. Even worse, once related conditions pop up, they don’t just “go away.” The progression of varicose veins is a significant public health concern that is leaving more and more people in pain and unable to function on a day-to-day basis. A study found that about 600,000 productive work days are lost each year because of this condition. The good news is that all symptoms of varicose veins can be treated safely and effectively at Allure Medical. Treatments are also covered by most insurances, including Medicare. VARICOSE VEIN PROGRESSION HEALTHY LEG SPIDER VEINS RECTICULAR VEINS VARICOSE VEINS SWELLING/ BULGING DISCOLORATION SORE/ ULCER VEINS WOUND CARE WILL NOT CURE. 6 SPRING 2018 VENOUS ULCERS caused by varicose veins account for 50 percent of all wound care visits, and they recur in a couple of years in the majority of cases. the wounds, and about 80 percent return in a few years. Treating this disease with a non- surgical and safe procedure know as an ablation, leads to the wounds healing in about 2-3 months, with less than a five percent recurrence rate. Taking the wound care route to treat severe cases of venous insufficiency takes about seven months to resolve Allure Medical specializes in this treatment and will not shy away from helping these patients.