Startling statistics about venous disease

Question: My doctor told me not to worry about my leg pain and edema. He said there is no
treatment except vein stripping. What should I do?

Answer: Most doctors are not aware of the risks involved with venous problems. As we age, leg
veins can increase the risk of blood clots that can have serious health consequences. The stats
don’t lie: Leg problems affect more Americans than any other condition.

A recent study shows that up to 60 percent of the U.S. population will eventually have serious
issues with leg veins. Look at your legs and you may see changes that seem to get worse every
year. In advanced cases, you may see actual varicose veins, but often the symptoms are subtle.

If your legs are swollen and/or discolored, this may indicate you have an abnormal venous
condition. Purple discoloration around the ankles indicates that you may have had venous
problems for many years. The skin may also become dry and red with inflammation.

Left untreated, these areas may progress to ulceration. Although vein and leg problems tend to
run in families, venous problems are under-recognized, under-diagnosed, and therefore under-
treated. Most physicians do not focus on this problem and in many cases are not aware of the
latest in-office treatments that are rapidly becoming the treatment of choice.

Also, I have noticed many physicians are placing patients with edema in knee-high stockings. If
you are wearing knee-highs, you may be making the condition worse. Often the stocking will
create a tourniquet effect, thus restricting venous return.

Varicose veins may seem like just of cosmetic concern, but they do carry some significant health
risks if not treated. Among the conditions that may occur: swelling; leg heaviness; skin
breakdown; itching; bleeding; blood clots; leg ulcers. As the disease progresses, leg ulcers
become more difficult to heal.

You can get a lot of information by visiting You can view before/after
photos, get answers to frequently asked questions and download my free book “How to Stop
Painful Ugly Legs.” When you’re ready, call us at 561-630-6800 to schedule a FREE evaluation.
You deserve a great pair of legs!

There’s nothing like a great pair of legs

Question: I used to dance. Now my legs are swollen, itchy, discolored, and heavy. My doctor says its just part of the aging process. I don’t have varicose veins, so what can I do?

Answer: Believe it or not, venous disease is the most common medical condition on the planet. Some studies demonstrate that up to 60% of the US population will experience venous problems at some point… That means there may be as many as 210,000,000 people that may or may not be aware that unsightly painful legs are not to be ignored or accepted as normal. That means venous disease of the legs is grossly under-recognized, under-diagnosed, and therefore, under-treated.

Since your doctor is not focused on your legs, he/she may be missing a significant, yet correctable condition. In this case, you may be your own best physician by seeking answers to the common question: “Why do my legs look and feel bad.?” The answer to that question can be easily discovered. Look at your legs. Do you see swelling, skin changes, discoloration, or even visible bulging veins? Do you have leg cramps, or restless legs, or itching? Did anyone in your family have venous disease? If you say yes to any of these questions, you will benefit from a full venous evaluation.

During our free evaluation, we can discover the truth about your leg discomfort. In this situation, it is important to make an accurate diagnosis, and to design a treatment plan that is not only effective, but convenient. You may even qualify for the VenaSeal treatment, that is immediately effective, and does not always require the use of gradient compression stockings. Here is some fantastic news: once your venous problem is corrected, you are no longer at increased risk of blood clots. This is a risk factor reduction that can only happen when you take responsibility for your legs.

There’s nothing like a great pair of legs. I have written a book for you. “How to stop painful ugly legs”. You can get a free copy here or you can get a free download from our web site: Sometimes transportation to the Center is a problem. If you need a ride, we can arrange that for you. See you soon, lets get started on your “great pair of legs”.

Dr. Thomas Ashton is Board Certified in venous treatments and, as a general surgeon, has vast experience in the latest laser techniques available. He has performed more than 4,000 laser and combined vein procedures.