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As each New Year dawns, many of us spend the weeks or months preceding the turning of the calendar contemplating potential New Year resolutions. I haveRESOLVED to renew and further my commitment to the education of the general public and physician community regarding the wide variety of presentations of correctable superficial venous insufficiency.

It is estimated that 35-40 million adults Americans suffer from significant venous insufficiency who present with symptoms such as painful varicose veins, swollen legs, skin discoloration, restless leg syndrome, nocturnal leg cramps and frequent nighttime urination. Until the year 2000, the only treatments for venous insufficiency were compression hose or stripping. Endovenous closure, which was introduced in 2000, has significantly changed the landscape for patients with vein. Since introduced, endovenous closure (the minimally invasive and effective procedure of sealing the leaky veins within the legs with a small catheter) has been used successfully to treat hundreds of thousands of patients, relieving their disabling symptoms prior to developing venous ulcers or bleeding.

Varicose Vein Treatment Bonita Springs – Vein Specialists Bonita Springs

Vein Specialists offers advanced comprehensive dedicated vein treatment. Dr. Magnant and his staff teach surgeons from all over the country.

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ein Specialists is also very active in supporting the community in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. Dr. Magnant strongly believes in giving back to the community through service, scholastic support or financial underwriting. He also offers community vein screenings on a monthly basis the dates of which are posted on the website under calendar of events. He is a gifted public speaker and is available for speaking engagements for the medical, pharmaceutical, osteopathic, podiatric or the general lay community. He and his staff are also available for corporate wellness programs. Please contact our office if interested in arranging a speaking engagement or attending a vein screening event. 

Venous insufficiency: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

Normally, valves in your deeper leg veins keep blood moving forward toward the heart. With chronic venous insufficiency, vein walls are weakened and valves are damaged. This causes the veins to stay filled with blood, especially when you are standing.

Chronic venous insufficiency is a long-term condition. It is most commonly due to malfunctioning (incompetent) valves in the veins. It may also occur as the result of a past blood clot in the legs.

Risk factors for venous insufficiency include:

  • Age  
  • Family history of this condition
  • Female gender (related to levels of the hormone progesterone)
  • History of deep vein thrombosis in the legs
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Sitting or standing for a long periods
  • Tall height

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