Welcome to Hallmark Health System Vein Center, located at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. We diagnose and treat the entire spectrum of venous disease and vein problems.
Varicose veins are quite common. Between 15 and 20 percent of all adults have them. In people (particularly women) over 50, the incidence jumps to 50 percent. The problem results from a combination of hereditary factors, along with a buildup of pressure in the veins from prolonged standing, and, in woman, commonly pregnancy. The most common symptom of varicose veins is unsightly bulges which are often painful and result in swelling of the feet and legs along with leg cramps.
Many people consider varicose veins to be a cosmetic problem. If left untreated, however, they can lead to leg swelling and pain, blood clots, skin changes such as discoloration or thickening, and occasionally open sores (ulcerations) that do not heal. We can help.
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