4 Benefits of Taking a Vein Health Self-Assessment

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Blog 4 Benefits Of Taking Vein Health Self Assessment

A health assessment is a series of questions a patient answers and is used by healthcare professionals to make informed decisions about a health condition. These online evaluations can be beneficial for anyone concerned about chronic venous disease.

Chronic venous insufficiency, also known as vein disease, results from weakened or malfunctioning leg vein valves that don’t allow the blood to circulate properly back to the heart. As a result of this progressive condition, blood flows backward, pooling in the legs and causing symptoms such as pain, swelling, skin changes, varicose veins, and even leg ulcers.

Despite its prevalence in the population, with over 25 million people in the United States having varicose veins, many people don’t realize that they have the disorder. Because the consequences of vein disease can be significant—and fortunately, the outpatient treatment options are well-tolerated and very successful if vein disease is found—taking a self-assessment can be very helpful in understanding the status of your vein health.

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Benefits of taking a vein health self-assessment

By taking a vein health quiz, you can learn little-known facts about venous disease, including symptoms and risk factors, and prompt you to seek proper medical attention if warranted.

Identify vein symptoms that you may not be aware of

One of the main benefits of taking a self-assessment screening for vein disease is that it can help you identify symptoms that may signal a more serious underlying problem. For example, varicose veins are a known risk factor for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “two-thirds of patients with DVT have pre-existent primary chronic venous disease, which is likely to contribute to post-thrombotic morbidity” (a disabling complication of DVT).

Leg ulcers are another symptom that people often don’t associate with vein disease—but the two conditions are very much connected. Triggered by high pressure in the lower leg veins, chronic venous disease is the most common cause of painful leg sores, representing approximately 65 percent of leg ulcers.

Understand your vein disease risk factors

Another benefit of taking a self-assessment for venous disease is that it can identify known risk factors,

including age, gender, family history, lifestyle, and medical history, all of which can contribute to developing venous disease. By understanding your risk factors, you can reduce your chance of developing the condition, such as staying active, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding long periods of sitting or standing.

Learn about vein treatment options

Taking a self-assessment for venous disease can help you learn about the different treatment options available for the condition. Depending on the severity of your symptoms and the underlying cause of your venous disease, treatment options may include lifestyle changes such as wearing compression stockings or, if recommended, one of many in-office, minimally invasive treatment procedures.

Peace of mind about your vein health

If you believe you may be at risk for venous disease or are experiencing symptoms of the condition, taking a self-assessment can be an important first step in protecting your health and well-being. Regardless of the outcome of the self-assessment, guided self-screening for venous disease can provide peace of mind for individuals concerned about their health but unsure if their concern warrants a doctor’s intervention.

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I took a vein disease self-assessment. Now what?

Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is here for you every step in your journey to looking and feeling your best. If your quiz answers show that you are at risk of a vein condition, our friendly, helpful Patient Services team member will contact you to schedule a consultation.

CVR has 110+ vein clinic locations in 22 states led by board-certified vein doctors who are recognized as experts in diagnosing and treating varicose veins and other symptoms of CVI—comfortably and affordably in a relaxed outpatient setting.

Don’t want to wait for CVR to contact you? Call us at 240-965-3915 or SCHEDULE ONLINE today!


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