What is Vein Disease?
According to the American College of Phlebology, it is estimated that more than 80 million people in the U.S. have some form of venous disorder.
The term vein disease refers to all conditions related to or caused by veins. Within your veins is a series of one-way valves that help regulate the flow of blood back to your heart. The valves in your leg veins work in conjunction with your calf muscles as they contract and relax to regulate blood flow. So when your veins do not function properly your blood does not flow the way it must to ensure good health.
While mild cases of vein disease are not usually problematic, more severe cases are recognized as chronic vein insufficiency (CVI). Your arteries bring oxygenated blood from your heart to the rest of your body and veins return the de-oxygenated blood back to your heart. Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when your leg veins cannot deliver enough blood back to your heart. CVI is also referred to as chronic venous disease, or CVD.
Vein disease and vein disorder symptoms can include a distended appearance of the veins, pain, aching, burning, redness, itching, fatigue, swelling, heaviness, night cramps, restless legs and restless leg syndrome (RLS), skin discoloration, bleeding veins, and ulcerations.
There are several types of vein disease that may range from purely cosmetic conditions to those that can be precursors of more serious problems. Types of vein disease may include:
There are many risk factors for vein disorders. These risk factors include:
- Occupations requiring prolonged standing or sitting
- Prior history of blood clot
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If you suspect that you may suffer from a vein disease, or if your concerns relating to veins are primarily cosmetic, we encourage you to contact us.
We can treat your vein disorder symptoms and can provide permanent relief in most cases, and we can improve the appearance of your legs at the same time! Call 1-855-VEIN-911 or contact us online to book your consultation today.