True or False? Let's Test Your Knowledge On Vein Disease

January 5, 2015

Have you or someone you know said, “Those are just spider veins on my legs?” Or what about, “My legs ache and feel heavy, but I’m just getting older. There’s nothing that can be done for my legs." If so, you are not alone. The majority of people simply have not been educated on what vein disease is or what the symptoms of it are. Let’s test your knowledge of vein disease by answering “true or false” to each statement listed below. The answers are at the end.

 

  1. Spider veins are the same as varicose veins.​

  2. Standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time can lead to vein disease.

  3. Pregnancy has the most dramatic effect on the venous system of women.

  4. Vein disease only affects women.

  5. Patients should receive a venous ultrasound to evaluate the underlying veins of the leg before receiving vein treatment.

  6. Spider veins are always cosmetic and are not a medical issue.

  7. I will have to take off work for several days for recovery after a vein procedure.

  8. Vein disease is a chronic disease.

  9. Restless Leg Syndrome is not a symptom of vein disease.

  10. Vein disease is not a serious medical condition. 

 

 

Answers:

  1. FALSE. Spider veins are NOT the same as varicose veins. Click here to learn more.

  2. TRUE. If you are required to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time make sure to periodically move around by taking steps in order to allow the calf muscle to contract ensuring upward blood flow.

  3. TRUE. In many women, the first time they notice they have varicose veins is during pregnancy. Click here to learn more about pregnancy and vein disease.

  4. FALSE. Vein disease is not limited to women. Click here to read more about vein disease and the effect it has on men.

  5. TRUE. The ultrasound examination is key in the evaluation of vein disease. To learn more about the ultrasound examination, click here.

  6. FALSE. Spider veins are sometimes a sign of vein disease. Click here to learn more.

  7. FALSE. A true revolution in medicine has changed everything for millions of patients. Click here to read more about office-based vein treatments.

  8. TRUE. Vein disease is a chronic disease. To learn more about what to expect during your physician consultation, click here.

  9. FALSE. Restless leg syndrome is one symptom of vein disease. Click here to view all the symptoms of vein disease.

  10. FALSE. Vein disease is a serious problem. Click here to read more.

 

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