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Do you have Varicose Veins and have problems with your legs?

I have been finding more people complaining of leg pains due to varicose veins lately. Everywhere I go, I observe many people walking around struggling to walk. I think I have become more aware ever since I have been doing this at my job. There are many people who do not realize their problems with the legs is solely due to the veins and there are solutions. There are over 4 billion people in the world and about half those people in the world probably develop superficial venous problems. I bet every one in their lifetime can develop this problem. This means the solutions for the vein problems in the legs is a growing business. Many doctors are trying to help their patients who have vein issues especially cardiovascular doctors. There are at least 3 ways to rid of varicose veins; the traditional vein stripping surgery, laser ablation of the superficial veins, and Radio frequency ablation. At work, the doctor I work for uses Radio Frequency ablation from the VNUS corporation. For more information contact me on my site.

The process to test to see if you require a procedure to rid of the superficial veins is by a seeing a cardiovascular doctor. The doctor will ask you a bunch of questions about your legs and have an ultrasound technologist like myself scan your legs for superficial venous abnormalities called Reflux. Superficial Venous Reflux is when the valve(s) in your vein(s) become incompetent or lack to help push blood back to the heart. If the problem continues for a long period of time, the leg can develop swelling, discoloration, and eventually ulcers.

There are two kinds of Superficial Venous Incompetencies, Primary and Secondary. Primary Superficial Venous incompetency is genetic and occur as we age. Secondary Superficial Venous Incompetency is more serious because the veins tend to lie deeper in the muscles. The Deep Veins in your legs are the main drainage in your legs to the heart. The closer the superficial veins connect closer to the deep venous system, the more dangerous the problem because blood clots can develop. When the superficial connects to the deep system this called a perforator. Veins are supposed to drain the legs so when the veins are not properly functioning, perforators form. If the perforator valves become incompetent, ulcers form. The leg becomes dead tissue eventually.

It is important to identify the problem in your legs immediately to your doctor after having symptoms like trouble walking due to feeling like your legs are a ton of bricks, itching/scratching, or for more information you can contact me to ask or just look it up on the web when searching varicose veins.

If you are having problems with your legs, contact your doctor because it can be venous problem or another medical condition.

Anyway, I am learning and observing a lot.


En Espanol

Me llamo Jason.

Yo soy desde Puerto Rico.

Me gustaria tener los todos del mundo pedir a dios.

Me gusta bailar y  tener entretenimiento.

Ay dios mio!

Actually that is all a joke, I am really not from Puerto Rico, but I have been continuing to learn more and more spanish.

check out this link:, it is an interesting learning tool on the internet.

Do you know that the whole world would be speaking spanish instead of english if columbus or the others saw america first before the english?

What do all of you think about that?

Mucho gusto y Aprender el espanol rapido ahora!

What does everybody think about that?

Anyway, I gotta get going to take a shower.  The world is the land of many languages to learn…

out, J

do people like anatomy as much as I do?

Some people say that I should become a doctor, but others say stay put to where you are.  I really want to become a doctor of medicine if I have the chance to become one.  I turn the page to when I was 5 0r 6 years old in my pedetrician’s office screaming to the doctor “I WANT TO BECOME A DOCTOR, WHY CAN’T I BECOME A DOCTOR?” The doctor replied back “STOP IT AND YOU WILL BECOME A DOCTOR.”

I always wanted to become Doogie Howser, MD when I first saw him on TV, but people said to me that that is impossible for me to do. Could it be that I could have been like Doogie Howser, MD like doctor.

I strive to want to become a surgeon, but people tell/told me that I can’t do that, I really wish sometimes that I could be a doctor of medicine performing surgery.  Instead I am not, and I have to accept that.

Anyway, posting more,

out, J

I leave you with Your the best by Joe Esposito song…

Try to be best
‘Cause you’re only a man
And a man’s gotta learn to take it

Try to believe
Though the going gets rough
That you gotta hang tough to make it

History repeats itself
Try and you’ll succeed