The elderly can suffer from many diseases. Unfortunately, some illnesses are more obvious than others and get treated first, despite them being minor compared to major health issues that show minimal external signs. One of the most critical problems seniors can suffer from long-term and risky repercussions is venous diseases, and it can be too late before they are identified.
Don’t Ignore the Ache
Many think that the aggravated aches and pains seniors go through are typical signs of aging, giving them a reason to ignore the reasons that render their limbs almost useless. If the pain is continuous and quite intense, let your family know and ask for an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible to avoid further possible damage done to your body.
As you believe that the pain is only part of your deteriorating body, the first thing you’ll reach for are liniments, ointments, and even herbal topical treatments to keep the pain in check. Rule of thumb: If the pain is continuous, there might be more to it than the usual aging problem. If the problem is venous in nature, self-diagnosis can be as bad as ignoring the symptoms.
Consult an Expert
Once the doctor has identified your problem and has indeed verified that you have problems with your veins, be ready to go through extensive medical procedures like venous stenting, compression therapy, or even possible surgery. Once your doctor has recommended an expert to manage your venous disease, don’t hesitate and go through the required tests at once. Time is of the essence, especially if you originally ignored the warning signs in the first place.
Venous illnesses are normally placed at the bottom of an elderly individual’s health priority list, much to their own detriment. Such decisions have endangered many lives when an early diagnosis could have saved them. Don’t put your own well-being at risk and have yourself checked regularly, especially at your age.