Even Celebrities Get Varicose Veins — And Do Something About Them
- Posted on: Apr 24 2014
Varicose veins can happen to anyone at just about any age. While most of you think that ugly, bulging, ropey varicose veins afflict our mothers and grandmothers, venous insufficiency (a progressive vein disease) actually strikes 40 to 50% of all women, including many celebrities.
When they’re walking down the red carpet and millions of eyes are on their hair, their glitzy jewelry, their designer dresses, and most importantly, their legs, the last think they want people to see is their unsightly, embarrassing varicose veins.
So according to recent press reports, Kristin Davis, the 40-something “Sex and the City” star wasn’t happy about the way her legs looked in the 2008 film, so she’s reported to have had varicose vein surgery.
Brittney Spears and Beyonce may be next, as they’re now exhibiting visible symptoms of varicose veins.
Dr. Eddie Chaloner of the Radiance Vein clinic in London, a prominent vascular surgeon, said “For a woman whose job relies on looking good in front of the camera, unsightly veins can be a major problem. Fortunately, we now have much better techniques to treat them with minimal post operative discomfort and no scarring. It’s amazing that 40 per cent of the population have varicose veins and very few go public. There’s a huge stigma and understanding that it’s an old person’s thing, but it isn’t.”
So if you have varicose veins in Columbia, SC, or even spider veins, whether you’re a celebrity or not, you should call Dr. Neal Reynolds of The Vein Clinic for a free evaluation.
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