Medical Vein Clinic on SA Live


>>Fiona: ESPECIALLY AT THE END OF THE DAY WHEN YOU FEEL SOME LEG PAIN AND EVEN FATIGUE? YOU COULD BE SUFFERING FROM VARICOSE VEINS AND NOT EVEN KNOW IT. WE’RE HERE AT MEDICAL VEIN CLINIC WHERE THEY HAVE THE ANSWERS FOR YOU. THE QUALITY OF CARE HERE IS WHAT SETS YOU GUYS APART. AND YOU NOTICE IT THE MOMENT YOU WALK THROUGH THE DOOR.>>THANK YOU. THAT’S WHAT WE WANT. AND OUR PATIENTS, WE TREAT THEM LIKE FAMILY AND WE WANTED, FIRST OF ALL, TO COME UP EASY ACCESS, EASY TO GET IN. BUT I KEPT SEEING PATIENTS — IT WAS MY MOTHER-IN-LAW, MY OTHER HALF, PEOPLE WORKING IN MY OFFICE THAT WOULD SAY, DR. HOGG, I HAVE SOMETHING I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU. THEY WOULD SHOW ME AN ULCER ON THEIR LEG. THEY SAID I THINK IT’S FROM THIS BIG VARICOSE VEIN. IT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT CREEPS UP ON YOUR SLOWLY. I THINK IF YOU HAVE A COLD OR YOU GO TO THE DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY OR YOU’RE IN AN ACCIDENT. BUT SOMETHING THAT IS GRADUAL OVER YEARS YOU IGNORE AND THINK YOU’RE JUST GETTING OLD. IF YOUR LEGS ARE TIRED AT THE END OF THE DAY. YOU CAN’T COOK SUPPER ANYMORE BECAUSE YOU CAN’T STAND AT THE END OF THE DAY. WE CAN TREAT THOSE AND GET THEM BACK TO A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE.>>Fiona: DR. MEDINA JOINS ME. TELL FOLKS WHAT ARE SOME SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VEIN PROBLEMS.>>SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS CAN RANGE FROM REAL MILD SYMPTOMS TO SEVERE SYMPTOMS. INITIALLY MOST PATIENTS WILL SEE SOME VARICOSE VEINS ON THEIR LEGS. SOME PATIENTS WILL BE ACHING, BURNING, TINGLING SENSATIONS. THEY MIGHT EVEN NOTICE COLOR CHANGES AS SYMPTOMS GET WORSE. THEY MIGHT EVEN HAVE ULCERATION, WHICH IS WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO AVOID.>>Fiona: WHAT ARE SOME RIS FACTORS FOR VARICOSE VEINS?>>HEREDITARY. IF YOUR PARENTS HAD THEM YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE THEM. PROLONGED SITTING, STANDING. GENDER. FEMALES TEND TO HAVE THIS MORE THAN MONEY.>>Fiona: FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS VARICOSE VEINS, LET’S TALK ABOUT TREATMENT.>>SO INITIALLY, IF YOU SEE VARICOSE VEINS AND YOU’RE STARTING TO NOTICE SOME OF THESE SYMPTOMS, WHAT WE DO HERE AT MEDICAL VEIN CLINIC IS WE FIRST DO A PHYSICAL EXAM FROM HEAD TO TOE AND PUT EVERYTHING AS A WHOLE WITH THE PATIENT. NOT JUST VEINS. ONCE WE FIGURE OUT THEY DO HAVE WHAT LOOKS LIKE VENUS INSUFFICIENCY WE’LL ORDER AN ULTRASOUND WHERE WE LOOK AT THE VEINS AND LOOK AT THE DEEP SYSTEM A THE SUPERFICIAL VEINS AND THE BLOOD FLOW.>>Fiona: WHAT CAN BE DONE TO PREVENT IT IF SOMEONE WHO SITS ALL DAY.>>IF YOU’RE AT A DESK JOB AND CONSTANTLY SITTING ALL DAY, YOU CAN D CALF RAISES. I TELL PATIENTS TO PUMP YOUR CALVES LIKE THIS. ANOTHER THING I, FOR EXAMPLE, WEAR COMPRESSION SOCKS. THESE COMPRESSION SOCKS HAVE A GRADUATED COMPRESSION WHERE IT’S TIGHTER AT THE ANKLE AND DECREASES IN COMPRESSION AS YOU GO UP TOWARDS THE KNEE.>>Fiona: IS IT COVERED BY INSURANCE?>>YES. IF IT IS MEDICALLY NECESSARY, MOST INSURANCES COVER PROCEDURES. IT’S MORE COST-EFFECTIVE FOR AN INSURANCE TO TREAT THE DISEASE WHILE IT IS IN ITS EARLY STAGE THAN WAIT UNTIL THEY HAVE ULCERS AND CHRONIC PROBLEMS.>>Fiona: AND IF YOU NOTICE YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM VARICOSE VEINS YOU CAN COME IN HERE.>>PLEASE COME AND SEE US. WE’LL DO A FREE SCREENING THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR.>>Fiona: FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MEDICAL VEIN CLINIC CALL

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