Instead, the Greeks and Romans referred to the “dog days” that occurred around the time when Sirius, the Dog Star, appeared to rise just before the sun did, around late July, which was the hottest time of the year in southern Europe.
Today, we refer to the “Dog Days of Summer” as the time when dogs can go crazy because of the seasonal heat and humidity, especially here in Northwest Arkansas.
But during this time of the year, if you’re suffering from ugly, aching, painful varicose veins…leg cramps… restless legs… tired or a heavy-feeling in your legs… swollen legs… or even unsightly spider veins, you may have venous insufficiency, also known as vein disease.
What Can You Do About Varicose Veins?
If you have any of these symptoms, what can you do about them during these long, hot, uncomfortable days? Do your legs throb? Do you feel discomfort? Do you feel pain? Do you wear long pants, long skirts, or hide your ugly veins under a towel when you go to the pool, a lake, play tennis or golf? Do you wish you could finally do something about your progressive vein disease, which will get worse over time?
That’s why the dog days of summer are a perfect time to call Dr. Kevin Haney and his staff at Ozark Regional Vein Center and make an appointment for a Free Vein Screening. Dr. Haney is one of the area’s most experienced vein specialists. He’s Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the American Board of Phlebology to treat vascular disease.
What Happens During a Free Vein Screening?
During a Free Vein Screening, he will use ultrasound to determine if you have venous insufficiency and damaged leg veins, then discuss how our office in Rogers, Arkansas can treat your particular symptoms.
For varicose veins, we recommend the state-of-the-art Venefit procedure (VNUS Closure Technique), a quick, in-office, minimally invasive procedure that uses radio-frequency energy to shrink damaged vein walls. Best of all, there is little or no downtime with this procedure and it’s typically covered by your insurance.
Call Dr. Haney and Ozark Regional Vein Center today at 479-464-VEIN (8346) to schedule an appointment for a Free Vein Screening. See a specialist about your varicose veins or spider veins during the dog days of summer.