Vein disease is one of the most common ailments in the United States. Varicose veins, for example, impact about 1 in 3 adults.
Marjorie is a native of New York and was raised in Puerto Rico. She studied business administration at the University of Puerto Rico before joining Dr. Lackey’s Sebring practice seven years ago. Her bilingualism has given her the opportunity to serve the Hispanic community and patients by helping them access the best medical care.
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Vein Disease FAQs
The difference between a vein and artery is very straightforward. Arteries carry oxygenated blood away from the heart, and veins carry low-oxygen blood back to the heart. Veins are also called blood vessels.
Yes, vein treatments are safe; they do remove the veins that aren’t working properly. The human body is equipped with more than enough veins to move blood around, not to mention our bodies’ amazing ability to adapt. When the ineffective veins are destroyed, your healthy veins make up the difference without skipping a beat.
Both spider veins and varicose veins result from vein disease. Varicose veins are raised, swollen vessels that twist and coil beneath your skin, giving a bulging, ropey appearance. Spider veins are actually a smaller vein than what most consider “varicose veins.” Varicose veins are simply larger veins just below the skin surface and coil beneath. Spider veins are smaller versions and usually are single veins, but can also cluster.