With summer on hold, now is the time for varicose vein treatment

N1806 P48003 C

By Dr. Sonja Stiller, Center for Advanced Vein Care

One of the biggest reasons we hear for delaying the treatment of varicose veins is that patients don’t want to cut into their active summer by undergoing the process, which can take several weeks. That means right now is finally the time to get it done, when treatments will not interfere with your summer activities.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, summer vacation plans have been cancelled, along with weddings, concerts, and more. And right now, we cannot fly to many destinations without undergoing quarantine upon our arrival or return.

This means most of us will be spending our summer at home where we can easily and comfortably undergo treatment, preparing us for an active second half of the year. Imagine enjoying long fall hikes and the busy holiday shopping season without the pain, swelling and fatigue caused by varicose veins.

Convenience is one reason to schedule your treatment now, but so is your overall health. Covid-19 has been a wake-up call for many of us to take care of our health. The better our overall health, the more likely we are to experience milder symptoms with the novel coronavirus, as well as other diseases and infections, which can increase the risk of blood clots—one of the most dangerous complications of varicose veins.

The last few weeks have been a powerful motivator for us all to get back to work, improve our finances, and take care of our health. Now is the time.

Please give our office a call if you have any of the following symptoms:

• chronic leg pain
• fatigue
• itching
• burning
• inflammation
• Restless Leg Syndrome
• leg cramps or swelling

Dr. Sonja Stiller is a diplomat of both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. She is the founder of the Center for Advanced Vein Care, a Tier 1 provider with Lake Health Hospital System, located at 7200 Mentor Avenue, in Mentor. For an appointment, call 440-710-1140. More information can be found at YourHealthyVeins.com.