Myths about Varicose Vein Disease

Posted on October 21, 2015 · Posted in Blog

1. Once varicose or spider veins have been repaired, they will always re-occur.
If treated by a qualified physician, the treatment of varicose veins should help the patient get rid of them once and for all.

2. Varicose veins are a cosmetic issue and don’t need to be treated.
Varicose veins are a sign of venous insufficiency, which is a medical condition. If not treated, it could lead to complications.

3. Spider veins are the same thing as varicose veins.
Venous insufficiency leads to varicose veins, which is a medical condition. However, spider veins are a cosmetic issue.

4. Men are not at risk for developing varicose veins.
Venous disease affects 72% of women and 43% of men aged 60-69.

5. Because the treatment of varicose veins is cosmetic, insurance does not cover the expense
Venous disease is considered a medical condition, and therefore insurance will cover the expenses for treatment of varicose veins.

6. Vein disease is a sign of aging and only occurs in older adults.
Venous disease can occur not only in older men and women, but as early as the teenage years.