Varicose veins and spider veins are symptoms of vein disease. 80% of vein problems are hereditary. So if your parents and/or grandparents had bad veins, then you are likely to have them too. Other contributing factors include pregnancy, obesity, hormone therapy, injury, and prolonged standing or sitting. By the time women are 50 years old, more than half will have vein disease. Also, 25% of men have vein disease by 50. So you are not alone. The good news is…it can be treated. A Phlebologist, aka vein doctor, can diagnose and treat your veins in an office setting with no general anesthesia and little or no down-time.
Published by Terri Morrison Consulting LLC
Terri Morrison was the co-founder of Morrison Vein Institute since 1995. Terri has spent the last 20 years as a vein care speaker on marketing, sclerotherapy and compression both nationally and internationally. She was an early activist for nursing in the ACP, Program and Section Chair of the Nursing Section, and co-authored the Fundamentals of Phlebology Nursing manual. Terri was also a Maricopa County burn unit, ICU and ER trauma nurse for over 22 years; marketing for 20 years; community college instructor; and piloted airplanes for 14 years before starting the vein business. Passionate is her favorite word. Passionate about her family including kids and grandkids, treating veins, compression (ACP delegate to the International Compression club), leading volunteer medical trips to South America, taking care of her office and colleagues for 21 years and travelling. Now I’ve started a new Consulting Company to help providers and patients learn Sclerotherapy, Compression stockings, garments, Velcro wraps for edematous legs. Also I lecture internationally on compression, marketing, and face- hand- leg- feet- chest vein Sclerotherapy. I travel to Vein clinics to teach hands on Sclerotherapy and Compression techniques. View all posts by Terri Morrison Consulting LLC