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Olympic Athlete Struggles with Varicose Veins
Thursday, January 10, 2013


Patients often feel that they are the only ones out there struggling with leg pain and varicose veins. As a matter of fact, in an internal study done in our practice, one in 3 women and 1 in 2 men tell us that they have mentioned to their primary care physicians 'for years' that they have leg problems and were told "to wear stockings".


The fact is, however, that these patients are not alone- one in four Americans have some form of vein disorder. Some notable personalities, like an Olympic athlete have come out to tell their stories. 


U.S. Olympic gold medalist, Summer Sanders shares her story of suffering with varicose veins. “As a life-long athlete and Olympic swimmer, I never thought a condition like varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) would affect me. It soon hit me that, even though I was active, I was starting to get my mother’s legs....


It’s important for people to realize that varicose veins and CVI can happen to anyone and they are more than just a cosmetic issue. But you don’t have to live with the uncomfortable and painful symptoms. There are minimally-invasive treatments available that are covered U.S. by many insurance plans.


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