Nearly everywhere you go in Juneau, you will see danger signs about bears. The bears in Juneau are plentiful and magnificent so you need to be cautious when visiting the local parks and mountains. The bear warning signs caution against hiking alone, feeding the bears, and carrying food and drink.

Just as bears are dangerous in the wild, varicose veins are dangerous too. Many people may think, “Yes, they are unsightly, but they can’t hurt me.” That is simply not true. Left untreated, varicose veins can lead to some troubling health issues. These include:

  • Sores or skin ulcers. Ulcers and sores can cause chronic backing up of blood. These sores or ulcers are painful and sometimes the vein will not heal until the backward blood flow in the vein is repaired.
  • Bleeding. The skin over the varicose veins becomes thin and injury to that area is very likely. When an injury occurs, there can be significant blood loss.
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis. This is a blood clot that forms in a vein just below the skin. The signs are skin redness, pain and swelling.
  • Deep vein thrombosis. Clots deep within the vein cause a “pulling” feeling in the calf, pain, warmth, redness, and swelling. However, sometimes it causes no significant symptoms. If the blood clot travels to the lungs, it can be fatal.

Bears in Juneau are nothing to mess around with and neither are varicose veins. Get checked out by a professional at Alaska Vein Care to remedy all your vein needs. Their medical staff and doctors are skilled at vanishing the spider veins that cause you grief.