Vein Care Center
Vincent Vein Care Center
Vincent Vein Center is one of the leading physicians when it comes to treating and removing damaged veins. We are a vein care center, whose main goal is to relieve clients of discomfort caused from pain in the legs, and restore a youthful appearance. Vein diseases sometimes go untreated in the beginning stages because symptoms are not the same for everyone. However, eventually the veins will start to become discolored, dilated, or irritated, which can lead to chronic health concerns, such as blood clots.
Two Common Types of Vein Diseases
There are several types of vein diseases, some are minor and are easily repaired through quick treatments or recommended lifestyle changes. However, others require surgery to restore the normal appearance of legs. In rare cases, surgery can be life saving, especially if blood clots are forming.
Spider Vein Disease: These tiny veins appear as blue and red lines under the surface of the skin. This type of vein disease is not considered dangerous, however they are a cosmetic concern. They can cause symptoms of aching and burning pain.
Varicose Vein Disease: These abnormally large veins are caused from pregnancy, being overweight, standing or sitting for long periods of time, and in some cases, heredity. If left untreated, varicose veins can darken the skin, cause ulcers, and create blood clots that can come loose and get into the lungs or heart.
Causes of Vein Diseases
Vein diseases begin when the vein no longer functions correctly. Valves fail and prevent the blood to flow back up to the heart. When the valve fails, blood no longer flows correctly and starts to puddle or collect in the vein rather than moving as it should.
Age – As you age, your body starts to wear out, your veins lose elasticity, valves weaken and cause blood to flow backwards.
Pregnancy – During pregnancy, the volume of blood in your body increases, but in return decreases the flow of blood in the legs to the pelvis. This is a natural circulatory change to support the fetus, and can sometimes have the side effect of varicose veins.
Immobility – Sitting or standing for long periods of time without any exertion or use of the leg muscles increase chances of vein disorders.
Pressure – Having tight pressure on certain parts of the body, especially the stomach can make blood flow harder on the veins.
Weight – Being overweight or obese causes extra weight for the body to move around, this increases pressure on the legs and veins. Exercise and a healthy diet will significantly improve blood flow.
Risks of Vein Diseases
Some complications that can occur from varicose veins include:
Ulcers – Usually forming around the ankles or near a varicose vein, ulcers are extremely painful fluid build ups in the tissue.
Blood Clots – Veins deep within the legs become enlarged and cause the leg to swell considerably. Blood clots can break loose and travel to the heart or lungs and can be fatal.
Bleeding – Veins close to the skin have a chance of bursting. This causes minor bleeding that requires medical attention to reduce any future blood loss.