El Paso Vein Disease Symptoms

Venous disease, also known as vein disease, occurs when the blood flow towards your heart is impaired. Understanding your vein disease symptoms is essential in determining proper treatment.

The two common types of venous diseases are spider veins and varicose veins. Spider veins are blue or purple-colored veins that appear close enough to the skin. Varicose veins are large and protruding veins that visible in the legs. Both spider veins and varicose veins can cause physical discomfort and can be a source of embarrassment.

If untreated, venous disease can lead to increased symptoms and worsening appearances. Here are the symptoms of veins disease:

Swelling (edema)

The early symptoms of a venous disease are not always painful but as the disease progresses, you may experience discomfort. General discomfort can manifest through the itchy skin, cramping in the legs or swelling. Some people experience aching, restless leg syndrome or legs that begin cramping after long periods of inactivity.

Skin changes

Skin changes occur around the ankles, the knees, and the leg. Brown discoloration appears when the venous disease has reached an advanced stage. This occurs as a result of blood leaking from the blood vessels and into the skin. Sometimes a condition known as lipodermoscelorisis can occur.

Venous leg ulcers

A venous disease that has reached an advanced stage can manifest in leg ulcers. When blood leaks into the tissue of the skin, it can cause swelling and eventual damage to the tissue. Tissue rupture leads to ulcers or wounds that are painful and itchy. Leg ulcers can have a significant impact on the quality of your life.

Superficial thrombophlebitis

This is a condition that results in inflammation of veins just beneath the surface of the skin. Patients with this condition normally experience tenderness of the vein, swelling of legs and redness of skin.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

DVT is a serious condition that results in a pulling sensation, stemming from a blood clot in the veins. If the blood clot travels up the body, the condition could be life-threatening.

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Minimally Invasive Vein Disease Treatment in El Paso

At Desert West Vein Center El Paso, we diagnose, evaluate and treat varicose veins, spider veins and other venous disorders so that you can improve the quality of your life. Dr. Atur Kasha is a top-rated vein doctor offering patients with relief from varicose veins using minimally invasive vein treatment procedures in El Paso.

We invite you to contact us at 915-313-9569 so we can help you eradicate veins disease and improve the quality of your life. Schedule your appointment today.