TEPAS Vein Center Offers ‘Free’ Varicose Vein Consultations through 2012

Brevard County, FL (November 7, 2012) TEPAS Vein Center, an affiliate of The Institute for Healthcare, is now offering ‘free’ vein consultations to patients who suffer from varicose veins.

Irfan Imami, MD, and vascular surgeon atTEPASVeinCenter, says the majority of patients who have varicose veins are eventually diagnosed with venous reflux disease, a diagnosis that can be dangerous to a patient’s health.

“The legs are made up of a network of veins; healthy leg veins contain valves which open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart.  Patients with venous reflux disease have diseased veins which restrict blood flow,” said Dr. Irfan Imami.

“What was initially considered only a cosmetic concern is now a health concern,” added Imami.

According to Imami, this restriction can cause blood to pool in the legs and lead to symptoms such as pain, swelling, swollen limbs, leg heaviness and fatigue; skin changes, skin ulcers and varicose veins.  Also known as ‘venous insufficiency,’ the condition affects nearly 50-percent of women, and the majority of individuals who are on their feet or do heavy lifting for prolonged periods of time.

Additional risk factors can include family history, obesity, hormonal changes, sun exposure, multiple pregnancies and previous DVT’s (otherwise known as deep vein thrombosis), or blood clots.

For more information on the ‘free’ varicose vein consultation program, contact TEPASVeinCenterat 321-733-1901 to schedule an appointment. TEPAS Healthcare is located at 1140 Broadband Dr. Melbourne, FL 32901.

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