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Tuesday
10
APR

Free Vein Screening at Baptist Easley

18:00
19:00
Baptist Easley Hospital
Event organized by Baptist Easley Hospital

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Call (864) 442-8000 to Register For Your Free Vein Screening.

Dr. Boyer will be speaking and dinner will be served, so registration is required.

Over 40 million Americans suffer daily with painful, swollen legs as a result of venous disease. This condition is the result of faulty valves in the veins and is called Venous Insufficiency. In a healthy vein, there are one way valves that allow the blood to move toward the heart, but not away. In a diseased vein, these valves do not work properly, allowing the blood to fall downward in between heartbeats. This back and forth motion of blood leads to an increased venous blood pressure resulting in inflammation of the tissues around the vein. This inflammation can cause leg pain, swelling, bulging varicose veins, heaviness, restlessness, cramps, skin discoloration, numbness, tingling, ulcers, Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) and blood clots. Left untreated, this condition only worsens over time.