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.
Spider veins are the same as varicose veins.
Standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time can lead to vein disease.
Pregnancy has the most dramatic effect on the venous system of women.
Vein disease only affects women.
Patients should receive a venous ultrasound to evaluate the underlying veins of the leg before receiving vein treatment.
Spider veins are always cosmetic and are not a medical issue.
I will have to take off work for several days for recovery after a vein procedure.
Vein disease is a chronic disease.
Restless Leg Syndrome is not a symptom of vein disease.