Venous diseases affect many Americans, and most are treatable. As you age, your veins become weakened, allowing more problems to occur. Things such as spider veins or varicose veins start to crop up, which can leave your legs feeling uncomfortable and you feeling less confident in how you look. Both men and women experience venous diseases, although women are more likely to have one. Many venous diseases can be fixed, or at least diminished, through different treatments. Laser treatments, compression stockings, medications, and more are potential solutions to your vein disease.
The first step in treating a venous disease is diagnosis-listed below are four separate vein diseases that can occur. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms, schedule an appointment with a podiatrist or vein center.
Edema: This disease causes a swelling in the legs due to an abnormal build-up of fluids. Typically, it occurs in the calf area and feet because of gravity and low circulation. It can become rather painful, but can be treated here at Alpine Foot Specialists.
Varicose Veins: These veins occur when the blood in your body is not flowing correctly because of increased pressure on your legs. It can cause your legs to have bumps and are altogether not a confidence booster. They cause pain and discomfort and, if left untreated, can lead to more issues later on.
Spider Veins: Although not as serious or as painful as varicose veins, spider veins are still a venous disease. They are dilated capillary veins that cause your legs to have red, purple, or blue “spider” veins.
Venous Ulcer: Ulcers are open skin wounds that go untreated and turn into something worse. They are particularly common amongst people who are diabetic or have poor circulation. If you cut your foot or leg, make sure to clean the wound right away and continue to treat it until it is healed.
Vein issues deal with your lower legs mainly, and oftentimes a podiatrist is the right person to help. If you have been experiencing edema, ulcers, or more, call Alpine Foot Specialists to see what we can do for you!
Courtesy of: Vein and Vascular Care