Vein Conditions & Symptoms

Treatment plans vary based on the conditions and severity of each case. The common symptoms are easily overlooked as acute pain is rare. However, after a consultation and vein mapping we can ultimately diagnose and discuss the best treatment options. Discomfort from a variety of symptoms is common, however, and very diagnosable.

Understanding Varicose and Spider Veins

How are varicose veins created?

  • Large arteries carry blood from heart to extremities.
  • Blood then returns to heart for recirculation in the veins.
  • Valves in veins control blood flow, in the direction of the heart.
  • When valves fail, gravity causes blood to flow backwards – reflux.
  • Blood collects and pools in the legs.
  • Veins become abnormally enlarged or swollen due to increased pressure.
  • The resulting protruding, bumpy, or rope-like veins are varicose veins.

What are spider veins?

  • Appear as small red, blue, or purple web-like formations.
  • Dilated veins on the surface of the skin.
  • Dysfunctional larger veins may be their cause or source.
  • Deeper vein problems are often the cause of spider veins.
  • Not harmful but can cause discomfort and self-consciousness.

Why should you treat varicose veins?

  • Reflects a serious health issue.
  • Not just a cosmetic concern.
  • Early detection and treatment are critical.
  • Untreated can cause inflammation (phlebitis), blood clots, tissue loss, bleeding, external sores, eczema, and ulcers.
  • Legs will feel much better, allow for increased mobility without discomfort, and can lead to a substantial increase in quality of life.

Who is affected by varicose veins?

  • Common misperception is that varicose veins affect primarily women.
  • Statistics show 25% of women and 18% of men suffer from varicose veins.
  • Over 40 million people suffer from venous disease.

What makes someone susceptible to varicose veins?

  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Hormones
  • Physical trauma
  • Jobs requiring prolonged periods of standing or sitting

How to avoid getting varicose veins or a recurrence after treatment?

  • Get regular exercise.
  • Avoid sitting or standing for prolonged periods.
  • Control your weight.
  • Wear compression stockings to slow progression of venous disease.

What causes vein disease symptoms?

  • When the valves in veins fail, small amounts of venous blood leaks into tissues.
  • Venous blood is low in oxygen and high in waste.
  • Pooling of low oxygenated blood leads to the symptoms of vein disease.

We encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation or for more information. We’d be happy to give you more information about varicose veins, our state-of-the-art treatments or our exceptional and unique patient-focused treatment plans. We look forward to hearing from you!

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