Vein disease affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. Most vein diseases come about when their valves become weak, faulty or damaged compromising the one-way flow of blood to the heart.
Vein conditions range from mild to severe and usually have different causes. Here are some of the most common cases brought to our vein specialists at Desert West Vein & Surgery Center in El Paso:
Venous insufficiency is a result of valves being damaged such that they do not contribute to the pushing up of blood inside your veins. It leads to backward flow of blood and causes painful swelling, skin discoloration, heaving of the leg and foot, cramping and skin discoloration.
This is arguably the most common vein disease. It causes the bulging of the veins in the back of the calf and between the ankle and the groin. Some of its most common symptoms include pain, cramping, aching and itchy sensations in the leg. Leg ulcers can result from severe cases of varicose veins.
Deep Vein Thrombosis eventuates when a deep vein in the leg develops a blood clot. The condition doesn’t always bear obvious symptoms, save for restlessness or pain in the leg, which may also not be precisely attributed to DVT.
Spider veins are, on so many fronts, the milder version of varicose veins. The condition occurs when venous capillaries malfunction and blood fills up in them. It is way less severe than varicose veins and is not considered a health problem.
Venous condition is a spinoff effect of varicose veins, swelling and blood clots. If you have had any of these symptoms before, consider having your veins checked as you are at a high risk for venous stasis.