CHARLESTON, SC – Experts report that at least half of all adults over the age of 50 will develop varicose veins in their lifetime. While varicose veins are mostly identified with advancing age, young adults are often the ones who suffer from pain and discomfort as a result of Venous Reflux Disease, the condition that causes varicose veins.

On Thursday, February 28, the Coastal Vascular & Vein Center [CVVC] located at 1327 Ashley River Road will host a free vein screening. Sessions at the screening will feature information on Venous Reflux Disease and the minimally invasive treatment that can alleviate symptoms of Venous Reflux Disease. Call (843) 577-4551 to reserve a spot at the free vein screening.

Attendees will receive a private, one-on-one consultation with one of CVVC’s expert vein specialists. Screenings include a discussion of symptoms, a visual inspection of the legs, and advice about the possible treatment options. Attendees may also receive a free ultrasound study of their legs to determine if blood in their deep veins is flowing in the wrong direction. (Separate, more comprehensive ultrasounds are required prior to any procedures.)

CVVC has three surgeons — Edward C. Morrison, MD, Thomas C. Appleby, MD, and Adam J. Keefer, MD — all of whom are Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery. CVVC recently completed an expansion that has added two Endovascular Suites and two spa-like vein treatment rooms to their already existing medical practice and accredited vascular lab. This fully renovated and expanded facility allows CVVC to better serve its growing patient base with the latest technology and comfortable accommodations.

 CVVC surgeons specialize in treating Venous Reflux Disease. This condition occurs when blood in the deep veins of the leg does not flow in the right direction (back to the heart). It can pool and collect in the smaller veins located near the surface of the skin. This condition is called Venous Reflux Disease. The pooling and backwards flow of blood from the deep veins to the surface veins often causes these smaller surface veins to swell. That is how varicose veins are formed.

Venous Reflux Disease can cause pain, weakness, and discoloration of the skin in addition to varicose veins. Untreated, these symptoms can sideline fitness programs, sporting activities, and seriously impact quality of life.

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