Vein disease can be a serious medical issue as well as a cosmetic concern. Veins play an important role in your circulatory system, carrying blood from throughout your body back to your heart. Problems with the valves in the veins can occur causing blood to flow down the vein resulting in increased pressure in the vein. This can result in a range of symptoms and problems.

Varicose veins are usually found in the legs. Even though you might not see them, they can cause problems. When they are visible, they appear as raised, large swollen blood vessels that are twisted and turned. Spider veins are generally blue, purple and red in color and smaller than varicose veins.

The Difference

While varicose veins and spider veins are usually not life-threatening conditions, they can change the quality of life in significant ways.

Dr. Atur Kasha of Desert West Vein & Surgery Center in El Paso, Texas, and his team provide compassionate and attentive care for diagnosing and treating vein disorders. Turn to Dr. Kasha for your vein care needs.