Cranberry Twp Vein Clinic Discusses Symptoms of Vein Disease

Vein disease symptoms, Beaver Pa

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Can venous insufficiency be cured? Yes!

  • In-office treatment for superficial varicose veins
  • Minimally invasive treatment
  • Little to no scarring 
  • Performed under local anesthesia
  • No stitches
  • No downtime

Venous insufficiency Can be treated simply in a half hour office procedure. Gone are the days of hospital surgeries and prolonged recovery.

How do you know if you have varicose veins?

What is a vein disease? When the valves in the veins can't hold the blood from backflowing and swelling in the legs and ankles, that indicates venous disease.

What disease affects the veins?

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Lymphedema.
  • Atherosclerosis and Peripheral Artery Disease.
  • Peripheral Venous Disease and Varicose Veins.
  • Aneurysm.
  • Blood Clotting Disorders.
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon (Raynaud's Disease or Raynaud's Syndrome)
  • Buerger's Disease.
  • Blood Clots in Veins (VTE)
  • Standing job
  • Prolonged sitting

How do you keep your veins healthy? Ways to keep your veins healthy according to venous insufficiency mayo clinic include walking, compression stockings, less sitting and standing, healthy eating habits.

Is venous insufficiency serious? 

Venous insufficiency can be serious if left untreated. It becomes progressively worse. Long term varicose veins can even cause leg and ankle ulceration, lymphedema and pain.

chronic venous insufficiency treatment guidelines recommend starting with a doppler ultrasound to assess the severity of the venous disease. 

The diet for venous insufficiency includes no alcohol or caffeine.

venous reflux disease pictures can be seen on our website

Chronic venous insufficiency stages

Chronic venous insufficiency:

Symptoms include varicose veins, swelling, or skin color changes on the affected leg. If the condition progresses, leg ulcers can form.

People may experience:

Painful areas: Feet, ankles, lower leg, labia veins

Skin: red or brown darkening of the skin, discolored and thick skin on legs, red or blue swollen or broken blood vessels under the skin, or thick ropey varicose veins

Also common: edema or swelling in extremities, phlebitis, ulcers and cellulitis if left untreated

 

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