More than 30 million Americans suffer from venous disease, including varicose veins and a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), yet only 1.9 million seek treatment each year.1,2,3,* If left untreated, varicose veins can progress to become CVI with symptoms that worsen over time. Fortunately, by diagnosing and treating varicose veins you can halt the progression of the disease. Varicose veins can be detected and treated by a vein specialist who can also perform a simple ultrasound to diagnose CVI.
Take the self-assessment to see if you should talk to a vein specialist about further screening for varicose veins and CVI.
Have you ever had varicose veins?
Varicose veins are large, bulging veins, as opposed to spider veins, which are thin, branching veins just beneath the skin’s surface.
Signs and Symptoms
Do you experience any of the following signs and symptoms in your legs or ankles?
Has anyone in your blood-related family ever had varicose veins or been diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency or venous reflux?
Have you had any treatments or procedures for vein problems?
Do you stand for long periods of time, such as at work?
Do you frequently engage in heavy lifting?
Have you ever been pregnant?
Based on your responses to the self-assessment, it is not clear if you currently have varicose veins or more advanced symptoms that may be indicative of underlying CVI. Individual results may vary and you should speak with a healthcare professional for any and all medical advice. Print your completed self-assessment and discussion guide to begin a conversation with a vein specialist.
Based on your responses to the self-assessment, you may be a candidate for varicose vein or CVI screening. Print the below self-assessment and discussion guide to begin a conversation with a vein specialist.
- Do I have varicose veins?
- Has my condition progressed to CVI?
- Am I a candidate for treatment?
- Which treatment is most appropriate for my symptoms and the best fit for my lifestyle?
- Will my insurance policy cover treatment for varicose veins or CVI?
- How long does it take to recover from treatment?
- What are the benefits and risks of the treatment?
- Will this treatment reduce my symptoms? Will it improve my quality of life?
- Will the treatment stop the progression of vein disease?
Find a Doctor
While more than 30 million people in the United States suffer from venous disease, only 1.9 million of them seek treatment annually.1, 2, 3, * Fortunately, by identifying varicose veins and discussing treatment options with a vein specialist, you can help halt the progression of the condition into CVI. The physician locator directory is a free service that provides information about vein specialists by zip code.