Vein Treatment Delray Beach Talk about Vein Disease Treatment "By the Numbers"
Posted: Dec 11, 2014
When it comes to vein disease, there are "good numbers," and "bad numbers."
Let's start with the "bad numbers," to get them out of the way
The largest of these "bad numbers" has to do with the prevalence of vein disease. An estimated 40 million Americans suffer from the most common form of vein disease, varicose veins. 20% of this number will eventually see their varicose veins become covered with leg ulcers so painful they have difficulty walking. Another form of vein treatment, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), generates smaller "bad numbers" in terms of how many people have it – only 300,000 to 600,000. But that's still 1-2 people per 1000, and of that number 60,000 to 100,000 will die each year from complications of DVT such as pulmonary embolism or stroke.
Now, what are the "good numbers" about vein treatment you should know?
The best number or statistic that we as Florida vein specialists can give you is that most vein disease – almost 100% – is treatable and to some extent preventable. The incredible advances made in recent years in the diagnosis of vein disease mean that almost all serious vein treatment can be detected during a venous health screening that takes only about an hour.
One hour. 60 minutes. That's a pretty small number, considering the benefits. In that short an examination, using painless, non-invasive, state-of-the-art technologies like Duplex ultrasound, the best vein doctors in Palm Beach can accurately determine the current state of your vein health.
Screenings or not, won't some people still get vein disease?
Yes, they will. "By the numbers," a certain number of people will always be at higher risk of getting vein treatment than others. This is because of gender (women get vein disease more than men, for hormonal reasons), age (vein disease is more likely if you are over 50), and heredity (you are more likely to get vein treatment if someone in your immediate family has had it). However, screenings can still lower overall numbers because if they find that you have high gender, age, and hereditary risks for vein treatment, you can still lower your overall risk by controlling your weight, eating a balanced diet, avoiding sitting for long periods of time, and making sure to get enough exercise. If everyone got regular vein screenings, most vein disease could be prevented.
What if the screening finds that I already have vein disease?
Again, "by the numbers," early detection of vein treatment is important because if caught early, most vein treatment is treatable. These days most forms of vein treatment can not only be eliminated, they can be treated using minimally-invasive procedures that don't even require you to go to a hospital. Varicose veins can be permanently removed in the comfort of your Delray Beach vein treatment center. More serious vein treatment such as deep vein thrombosis can be treated in about the same amount of time. Because we're talking about "numbers," one of the most important numbers to bear in mind IS time – these procedures don't require you to take any time off from work or other activities, and can be completed in about an hour.
So step by step – "by the numbers" – what should I do now?
- Step 1 – call the Palm Beach vein treatment specialists at 561-515-0080 and set up an appointment for a venous health screening.
- Step 2 – show up for your appointment, and then follow your doctor's advice on how to best prevent or treat vein treatment.
- Step 3 – relax. If you've followed the previous two steps, you have a much better chance of staying in good vein health than most people in America.
Author Bio: Vein Treatment Delray Beach discuss what you need to know about vein disease and vein disease treatment "by the numbers."
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