Vein Disease Symptoms and Information

 

As with any other disease, early detection and treatment of vein disease is essential to minimizing the effects and the impact on your overall good health and well-being. We are Tampa Bay’s authority on vein disease, as well as the experts in diagnosing and treating vein disorders. We specialize in treating vein diseases such as spider veins, reticular veins, varicose veins, facial veins, rosacea, varicose veins relating to the hormonal changes experienced during pregnancy, pelvic veins relating to Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS) such as groin, labia, vulva, buttocks, and more.

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:

  • Spider veins
  • Varicose veins
  • Leg swelling and leg pain
  • Leg skin changes
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Phlebitis
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Leg ulcers
  • Venous malformations

There are many risk factors for vein disorders. These risk factors include:

  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Occupations requiring prolonged standing or sitting
  • Obesity
  • Age
  • Prior history of blood clot
  • Trauma
  • Surgery

Click here to learn more about the vein treatment options we offer at our three Tampa Bay locations to determine what the best treatment for you is.

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.

What Are the Risks of Leaving Varicose Veins Untreated?

Varicose veins commonly produce symptoms such as pain, swelling and restless legs and put you at risk for blood clot formation in your leg veins.

Superficial venous thrombosis or varicose vein blood clots are painful and may take weeks to resolve.

Blood clots in deep veins of the leg pose a more serious health risk including risk of pulmonary embolism where clots in the legs break off and float to the lungs causing shortness of breath and sometimes death.

Skin breakdown or ulcers may occur with more advanced varicose venous disease.

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!

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