Venous disease is a significantly under diagnosed condition affecting nearly 25 million Americans.
In healthy individuals, veins have one-way valves that help move blood up the leg and back to the heart. When your muscles contract, the valves open and allow blood to move back to your heart. When your muscles relax, the valves shut to prevent the blood from flowing backwards. When the valves do not work properly, blood flows back and pool in the legs. This pooling can cause a range of symptoms from mild to severe. When this happens, it is referred to as chronic venous disease.
There are several factors that can cause venous disease.
The most common causes are:
Generally, people think of swollen, unsightly, rope-like vessels when they think of varicose veins.
But often, there are symptoms that are present before the actual appearance of these unsightly vessels. Some of the symptoms include:
When the valves stop working properly, you may feel mild symptoms including leg heaviness and aching.
You may also begin to notice visible, unsightly veins. Often, individuals tolerate these unsightly veins despite their appearance or discomfort. Unfortunately, many do not realize that this is a medical problem and if left untreated can lead to ankle swelling, pigmentation changes, ulceration, bleeding, and advanced Chronic Venous Insufficiency.
There are many treatments available for venous disease. At Elysium Aesthetics and Vein Care, you
have access to all of the cutting edge therapies including: