Varicose vein screenings scheduled for May 5 & 19.

Manitowoc, Wis., (April 27, 2021) – Holy Family Memorial (HFM) is holding varicose vein screenings on Wednesday, May 5, from 3-4:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, May 19, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Varicose veins can be unsightly and may cause discomfort or pain. In some cases, they can even lead to a serious vein disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). If left untreated, CVI can develop into severe symptoms.

Common symptoms of varicose veins include:

  • Large veins that you can see under the surface of your skin
  • Mild swelling of your ankles and feet
  • Painful, achy, or “heavy” legs
  • Throbbing or cramping in your legs
  • Itchy legs, especially on the lower leg and ankle
  • Discolored skin to the area around the varicose vein

Learning more about your varicose veins can help you decide the best option for treatment. The varicose vein screening is provided by Dr. Milan Jordan, a vascular surgeon who specializes in assisting patients with varicose veins and vascular issues. During the screening, Dr. Jordan will provide a screening ultrasound for varicose veins to determine the condition the veins and whether further testing and/or treatment is recommended.

The treatment procedure offered through the HFM General and Vascular Surgery clinic to treat varicose veins uses radiofrequency energy to effectively treat patients suffering CVI. It has less pain and bruising than alternative treatments and patients can quickly return to normal activities.

Cost for the varicose vein screening is only $10.00. Appointments can be made by calling (920) 320-3165 or learn more at www.hfmhealth.org/legs.

 

About Holy Family Memorial

Holy Family Memorial, in affiliation with the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network, is the recognized leader and largest provider of comprehensive health care services in Manitowoc County. Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, Holy Family Memorial, rooted in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, is committed to providing high quality medical care and dedicated to helping individuals in the communities Holy Family Memorial serves achieve healthier lives. The Froedtert & MCW health network operates eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee. It also includes eight hospital locations, nearly 2,000 physicians and more than 45 health centers and clinics.

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