About 1 in 3 adult Americans have some form of leg vein disease. Although these may be of just cosmetic concern, many people suffer significant symptoms that impact their daily quality of life. Even many physicians are unaware of the impact of leg vein disease on a person’s quality of life. Here are some warning signs of lower leg venous insufficiency.
Tired, achy, and/or heavy-feeling legs.
Leg pain from prolonged sitting or standing.
Leg discomfort improved with leg elevation.
Swollen ankles at night.
Varicose or spider veins.
Discoloration of the lower leg.
Open sores or ulcers on lower leg.
History of vein problems in the family.
Consult a phlebologist, a vein disease specialist, if you are concerned about leg vein disease.