Signs of venous disease include aching, swelling, restless leg syndrome, cramping especially at night, a feeling of heaviness, fullness or itching of the legs. You may begin to notice spider veins and larger varicose veins forming or see vessels beginning to form around your ankles. Even if you do not have visible veins, you may have vein disease, if you present with any of the above symptoms. Signs of advanced disease include: ankle skin color changes and/or leg ulcers. You can thank genetics for the predisposition in developing faulty vessels and refluxing valves inside the veins. Pregnancy or an injury to your legs are other causes of veins. Venous disease is a progressive disorder and will continue to worsen if not treated. Contact a vein specialist today!
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