Did you know varicose veins affect approximately 23 percent of adults in the U.S.? That means if you’re reading this, it’s possible you could have this painful condition. Dr. David Draughn, a Board Certified Surgeon at Vein Specialists of the Carolinas, is teaching people in the Charlotte community about vein disorders and encouraging them to take action to seek some relief.
Dr. Draughn dedicated the past 23 years of his life to helping patients identify and manage their varicose veins and, in that time, came to one clear conclusion: patients are continually delaying or avoiding treatment because they fear it will be too painful. Now, Dr. Draughn is committed to changing that trend.
“My patients with varicose veins have serious pain in their legs, which is often accompanied by swelling, throbbing, achiness and itching. Patients usually don’t consider these symptoms anything to worry about beyond a normal part of aging or typical wear-and-tear on the body, but I want to raise awareness that these aren’t just your average symptoms. In reality, they are signs that the veins in their legs might not be functioning properly. This problem is likely more easy to fix than sufferers may think.”
Varicose veins are enlarged, bulging veins that form when valves are weakened and cause blood to back up and make the veins swell. Beyond being what some might consider cosmetically unappealing, these veins are a real medical condition that require proper management and treatment.
“I see patients with varicose veins every day who are unsure of what causes them. They delay coming in for an appointment because they don’t think they can be treated or fear treatment will be too invasive or painful. I’m speaking out to the community so all are aware. If you have these symptoms, you don’t need to live with the physical discomfort and debilitating pain, or the emotional and social impact varicose veins might have on your life.”
Dr. Draughn also pointed out that many patients aren’t aware of the treatment options available or are worried about cost or insurance coverage. However, he explained, there are minimally invasive, nonsurgical and effective FDA-approved treatment options available, many of which are covered by health insurance plans.
Now, Dr. Draughn is challenging the people of Charlotte who might be suffering in silence to visit www.TreatYourVeins.com to learn more about varicose veins, treatment options and to find a doctor that can help them end their pain and improve their symptoms.
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