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Dr. Williams offers free varicose vein screening

PRINCETON — Dr. Mark Williams will be hosting a free varicose vein screening at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton on March 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. and on April 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m.

These screenings will be held in Williams’ office located in Suite 205 in the Medical Office Building at PMH. The purpose of these screenings is to raise awareness for venous disease and available treatment options.

An estimated 25 million people in the United States have varicose veins. A leading cause of varicose veins is venous reflux disease caused by incompetent or “leaky” valves in the great saphenous vein running from ankle to groin in each leg. In addition to varicose veins, other symptoms may include leg pain, fatigue, swelling and skin ulceration. This condition can be progressive if left untreated, and symptoms may worsen with time. Common risk factors for varicose veins and venous reflux include multiple pregnancies, family history, obesity and standing professions.

Those interested in attending this free varicose vein screening event can contact Williams’ office at 815-872-9491 for more information.

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