Need fresh legs? Treat your varicose veins and love your legs again. Receive a free* screening. See if you’re a candidate to get legs that feel brand new. (*Medicare and other federal healthcare beneficiaries are limited to a free informational session.)
- Sessions: 1
- October 9
- 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Olathe , Kansas 66061
Just west of Olathe Medical CenterGet Directions
Kevin Gould MD
Vein Care PhysicianDr. Kevin Gould evaluates and treats patients at the Vein Care Center. He enjoys working with patients to educate them about vein disease and finding the best treatment for each patient.
Though not always visible, varicose veins typically are enlarged veins raised above the surface of the skin. Most noticeable when standing, they may appear blue or purple and have a bulging, rope-like appearance. In addition to being unsightly, varicose veins can cause other problems, ranging from pain, fatigue and swelling to more serious skin and tissue problems.
Veins carry blood from the body back to the heart. One-way valves in the veins keep blood flowing in that direction. When the valves are damaged, the blood flows backwards and pressure builds up in the veins. The veins become enlarged and twisted because they are congested with blood. These enlarged veins are called varicose veins.
Varicose veins are one of the most common chronic conditions in this country, affecting about 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men, typically between the ages of 30 and 70. Women are more likely to get them, mainly due to hormonal influences and other factors during pregnancy, including increased blood flow and pressure in the veins.
In addition to age and gender, several other factors may lead to the development of varicose veins:
• Family history of varicose veins
• Inactivity (sitting or standing for long periods of time)
• Leg injury