Bellin Health offers free vein screening August 29

The Bellin Health Bond Community Center will host a free event later this month designed to aid people with varicose and spider vein concerns.

The free, one-on-one screening, will take place from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Dr. Matthew Ough, a board certified physician specializing in general and vascular surgery, will evaluate painful or unsightly varicose or spider veins and suggest treatment options. He will see all vein screening participants at the Bellin Health Bond Community Center, 1201 Park Ave.

“We will provide participants with the free, individualized information they need to help determine the solutions to their specific vein health issues,” Ough said.

Varicose veins – bulging, rope-like veins – affect up to 15 percent of men and up to 25 percent of women in the United States.

Common symptoms of varicose veins include: pain; fatigue; itching; burning; swelling; and throbbing.

Spider veins are small superficial blood vessels that usually look like spider webs. They appear as small clusters of red, purple or blue veins.

Registration for the free one-on-one screening is required. Please call (920) 445-7363 or (888) 758-7373 for more information.