Medical Knowledge - How Fast Does it Change? Phlebology and Vein Care
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA 1998; vol 275: 1637-1639), the amount of medical information doubles every 2 years. This means that what we now know about varicose veins and spider veins and how we treat them will increase 32 fold in 8 years !
Therefore, you and your primary care physician need to be more educated and sophisticated about the treatment options that are available so that your legs don’t become a limiting factor for you to live a long and healthy life.
There are many complications associated with vein disorders, the worst of which is formation of a venous stasis ulcer. The least important, and yet most disturbing are cosmetic concerns due to unsightly spider and reticular veins.
So, get your spider veins, reticular veins and varicose veins checked by a vein specialist (a phlebologist).
Dr. Hratch L Karamanoukian and Dr. Raffy L Karamanoukian
This chapter is from an upcoming book entitled "Doctor, Tell Me About Vein Disorders" by Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD and Raffy L Karamanoukian, MD