Kihei, Maui, HI. Vein Clinics of Hawaii releases a new article in which they discuss the relationship between being overweight and vein disease. Many people know that being overweight increases their risk of heart and arterial disease, but they don’t realize that it can also be a significant risk factor for varicose veins and other forms of vein disease.
According to Dr. Randall S. Juleff, a noted vein care specialist in Kauai, “every extra pound you carry around in excess of your ideal weight causes additional stress on your circulatory system, which in turn causes increased internal pressure in your veins. This pressure damages the tiny, one-way valves that keep blood flowing towards your heart, and causes them to become “leaky,” which in turn allows blood to flow back into your veins and pool there, causing them to become varicose.”
These Hawaii vein specialists hope that this article reaches a wide audience in the general public and helps them to realize that maintaining a healthy weight is as effective a way of preventing vein disease as it is a way to prevent heart disease. To learn more about vein disease and ways to prevent it visit the website.
Varicose Vein Treatment Options
Varicose veins and spider veins are quite common afflictions in the United States, affecting up to 30 million people. While women tend to suffer from vein disease more frequently than men, both sexes can be afflicted. Spider veins are usually smaller, web-like veins that might have a tangled appearance, while varicose veins are usually larger, twisted, bluish veins that are raised on the skin.
There are several safe and effective treatment options for varicose veins and spider veins, including the Venefit™ procedure, microphlebectomy, and sclerotherapy. All procedures are minimally invasive, meaning they can be performed on an outpatient basis in the doctor’s office. They all help restore both the health and beauty of the legs with minimal discomfort and minimal downtime.
About Vein Clinics of Hawaii
Vein Clinics of Hawaii is a leading vein disease treatment center located on the island of Maui and serving patients from all surrounding areas. The clinic provides comprehensive care for several types of venous disease, and specializes in eliminating varicose veins and spider veins. Vein Clinics of Hawaii is dedicated to using today’s most advanced, minimally-invasive vein treatment options to relieve painful, unattractive vein problems. Some of the leading-edge treatments the clinic provides are sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebotomy, and the Venefit™ closure procedure for patients suffering from superficial venous reflux. Dr. Randall S. Juleff and Dr. Shelby K. Bailey together founded Vein Clinics of Hawaii. Their combined skill and experience, along with their passion and commitment to treating venous disease, ensures that patients receive the best care possible.