It's no coincidence that tax season marks the time of the year that many people also seek varicose vein treatment. Read on to learn about this unlikely connection.
Ah, springtime! The season of new beginnings, blossoming flowers, longer, warmer days, tax deadlines, and treatment for vein disease! And while tax season affects just about everyone, there are striking similarities between tax time and treating venous insufficiency (vein disease) that you may not have ever considered.
First, what are varicose veins?
form when tiny valves in the legs that keep blood flowing back to the heart (against gravity!) become damaged by a condition called chronic venous insufficiency. As a result, blood pools in the legs, causing increased pressure that leads to swelling, tiredness, achy, heavy-feeling legs, cramping, and of course, those painful, unsightly varicose veins.
According to the AHA Journal Circulation, varicose veins impact 22 million women and 11 million men between the ages of 40 to 80 years.
What do tax season and treating varicose veins have in common?
While most everyone must file taxes, about 1/3 of all adults have varicose veins. Varicose veins, like taxes, require attention to resolve and will not go away on their own.
Both require attention to detail
When it comes to taxes, attention to detail is critical. The same can be said for treating varicose veins. Properly diagnosing and treating varicose veins requires a detailed evaluation of the patient's medical history, a physical exam, duplex ultrasound
to map the large veins in the legs and detect any blockage. Ultrasound is non-invasive and is performed in a comfortable office setting at Center for Vein Restoration.
People with vein problems can be acutely affected during the summer, both physically and emotionally, because heat dilates the veins. Addressing your varicose veins during springtime tax season will give your legs the time they need before heading into the sizzling shorts and dress season.
Both can save you money in the long run
No one likes paying taxes, but it's a necessary part of life. Similarly, treating varicose veins may require an initial investment of time and effort, but it can save you money in the long run. By preventing complications associated with untreated venous insufficiency vein disease, you’ll reduce the need for more expensive treatments down the road.
Untreated vein disease can lead to serious health problems like blood clots and skin ulcers. Treat your varicose veins now; you can prevent these complications and save money on future medical expenses.
And, since most insurance
covers medically necessary varicose vein treatment, you have nothing to lose by visiting a Center for Vein Restoration vein clinic near you.
Both can be a source of stress
Taxes and varicose veins can both be stressful. But by taking care of your health during tax season, you can reduce some of that stress and feel physically and mentally better.
Many people with varicose veins feel self-conscious about the appearance of their legs. Treating your veins can boost your self-confidence and make you feel more comfortable in your own skin.
Both pay you to be proactive
If you wait until the last minute to file your taxes, you could end up paying penalties. Waiting too long to treat your varicose veins could lead to more serious health issues, such as skin changes, leg ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). So don't wait! The earlier you address the problem, the easier it will be to treat.
Both require a little bit of planning
Finally, tax season and varicose vein treatment both require some planning. You'll need to set aside time to gather your tax documents and meet with your accountant, just as you'll need to schedule appointments with your vein specialist and plan for any necessary recovery time.
Fortunately, vein treatment options at Center for Vein Restoration are office-based, minimally invasive, and allow you to return to your normal routine with few restrictions.
Both require some time and effort (but the results feel amazing!)
Tax time requires effort and attention but can be incredibly rewarding. Sure, it’s a pain in the you-know-what; but getting that refund check in the mail can feel like hitting the jackpot. Similarly, getting your varicose veins treated might require some effort, but the results can be life-changing. You'll feel better (in some cases instantaneously!) and will be able to show off your legs in shorts and skirts without feeling self-conscious. And who doesn't love that?
Treating your varicose veins is an investment in you
Taking care of your health is an essential investment in your future. By treating your varicose veins during tax season, you'll enjoy the many benefits of healthy legs, including increased mobility, reduced pain, and improved appearance.
So next time you're knee-deep in tax forms, remember that taking care of your health is just as important as taking care of your finances. Schedule an appointment at Center for Vein Restoration today to learn more about your treatment options and start enjoying the many benefits of healthy legs!