Venous disease can range from cosmetic issues to potentially life-threatening conditions. Varicose and spider veins are some of the most common symptoms of venous disease. At one time, these and other vein conditions were treated mainly using old fashioned technics like vein stripping and surgery. However, there are now many minimally-invasive vein treatments to help your legs look and feel better.
Types of Venous Disease
Some of the most common types of venous disease include:
- Spider veins. Small, red or blue veins near the surface of the skin that look like spider webs or tree branches. These are caused by blood backing up in the veins. They often occur on the legs and face.
- Varicose veins. Swollen, twisted veins near the surface of the skin. These are caused by blood backing up in the veins due to weak or damaged vein walls or valves. They most often occur on the legs.
- Chronic venous insufficiency. Collecting of blood in the deeper veins of the leg due to weak or damaged valves in the vein. It can also occur as a result of a blood clot in the legs.
- Superficial thrombophlebitis. A blood clot in a vein near the surface of the skin. It is often the result of injury, surgery or being inactive for a long time.
- Deep vein thrombosis. A blood clot in a deeper vein in the leg, due to pooling of blood in the vein. This can be caused by injury or surgery, sitting or lying down for a long time, or a condition that causes blood to clot more quickly.
If you feel like you’re suffering from one of these types of venous disease, don’t hesitate to contact Premier Vein Specialists. We offer a FREE Vein Screening so you can see if our office is a good fit for you. We’re here to help. Call us at 717-412-7226.