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Free screening offered for people with varicose veins

Varicose veins can be a serious condition. Twenty-five million Americans suffer the discomfort and pain caused by varicose veins. Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing is offering a free vein screening clinic to determine if you are a candidate for a minimally invasive and more comfortable alternative to traditional treatments for varicose veins.

The screening will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday May 13 and be performed by general surgeon Dr. Jaswin Sawhney and Kelly Olson, physician assistant at the medical center's Surgery Clinic, 701 Hewitt Blvd.

Call 651-385-3359 to schedule a 10-minute appointment during this time.

Many factors contribute to varicose veins and venous reflux disease including age, gender, family history, heavy lifting, multiple pregnancies, obesity and working in a standing profession. Varicose veins affect half of people age 50 and older.

If you have a symptom of varicose veins including aching pain, throbbing or cramping, heaviness in the legs, swelling, an itchy irritated rash, darkening of the skin or restless legs take the time to discover your options for treatment.

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