Rethink Varicose Veins

Get serious about the risks, learn more and find treatment

Varicose veins are more than a cosmetic issue—they are a true medical condition. When left untreated, symptoms can worsen and progress into leg pain, swelling, blood clots. A more serious condition called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) can develop as well.

Rethink Varicose Veins is a national campaign, sponsored by Covidien, which seeks to encourage women and men with varicose veins or symptoms of CVI to learn more, get screened and find out about the treatment options available.

Summer Sanders’ Story


Summer Sanders, an Olympic swimmer and gold medalist, sports commentator, and mother of two, thought her active lifestyle would prevent her from inheriting varicose veins from her mother.

“I am constantly on my feet. I started to notice my legs would get heavy and achy after a typical day. For a long time, I just assumed this was something I had to deal with.”— Summer Sanders

After visiting a vein specialist, Summer learned that she did, in fact, have varicose veins and that they were easily treatable. She opted for a minimally invasive procedure and was back to her regular routine in no time. As the spokesperson for the Rethink Varicose Veins campaign, Summer encourages anyone experiencing varicose vein symptoms to seek advice and treatment from a vein specialist.

Capitol Vein & Laser Centers offers minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins, including Venefit formerly known as VNUS Closure. A virtually painless, in-office procedure, Venefit is proven to help relieve varicose vein symptoms almost immediately and is covered by most insurance plans.

“Rethink Varicose Veins” and contact Capitol Vein & Laser Centers or an evaluation today!