The Importance of Leg Health in Your Daily Life
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Approximately 45 percent of women and 20 percent of men experience vein health problems by the age of 30, making early detection very important in order to prevent serious complications. Many people have the common symptoms for venous diseases but do not realize the health risks involved if these symptoms are ignored.
Vein screenings are important for leg health as venous diseases such as deep vein thrombosis, superficial vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus can cause permanent damage. With an office at the Alegant Mercy Office in Council Bluffs, Vein Center patients can schedule a vein screening to asses risk for venous disease and determine if any pain discomfort and discolorations on your legs can be treated.
Many things can trigger vein health problems including extensive standing and obesity. Symptoms include leg fatigue, aching, cramping, swelling and discoloration. While it is recommended to wear support stockings and elevate your legs, sometimes the pain is too great to go without professional treatment. Our goal at Vein Center at Iowa Heart is to provide you treatment options before your pain becomes unbearable. If your legs already have painful varicose or spider veins, you may want to visit a vascular care specialist to find out what treatment options are available for you.
With all testing and treatment options performed in the Council Bluffs office, patients in the region can receive full-service vein treatments without having to travel to another city or state.
We're offering a free vein screening on Tuesday, December 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Appointments are necessary for vein screenings, and can be made by calling 712-388-2633.
About Dr. Robert Zeff
Dr. Zeff is one of the region's leading cardiothoracic surgeons with more than 25 years of experience. During his career he has served in the U.S. Army, earned two patents for innovation in heart surgery, authored more than 100 scientific publications and appeared in six medical training units. He joined the Iowa Heart Center in 1993 and founded the Vein Center at Iowa Heart. Since its founding, Vein Center at Iowa Heart has opened six locations across the state to provide quality vein service and treatment to the people of Iowa.
About the Vein Center at Iowa Heart
The Vein Center at Iowa Heart is part of a multidisciplinary approach to overall cardiovascular health and disease prevention by the physicians and staff of the Iowa Heart Center. Since its founding as a one-physician practice in 1970, Iowa Heart Center's focus has remained the same: To provide quality, leading-edge, compassionate care to its patients and their families. With nearly 60 cardiologists and surgeons serving 11 locations across the state including offices at Mercy Medical Center, Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Iowa Lutheran Hospital as well as a clinic in West Des Moines. Dedication to being the best has helped Iowa Heart Center grow to one of the premiere cardiology, vascular and cardiovascular surgery practices in the nation.
If you would learn more about the Vein Center at Iowa Heart, please contact:
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