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Vein Disease: Symptoms, Types, and Treatment Options

According to the American Venous Forum, one in three people in the United States over 45 years of age have some form of vein disease. While mild symptoms of venous disease may seem minor, if not treated, your condition can become worse. If you believe you are having symptoms of venous disease, it is important to visit a vein clinic for vein treatment as soon as possible.

Symptoms and Signs of Venous Disease

The signs and symptoms of diseases of the vein vary depending on the severity of the condition. They include one or more of the following:

  • swelling in the legs
  • heaviness feeling in the leg
  • pain in the calves
  • cramps in the calves
  • itchiness in the legs
  • tight feeling in the calves
  • legs that throb or ache
  • bulging veins
  • leg ulcers

Types of Leg Vein Problems

Venous disease can present through a number of types of vein problems. While some are more severe than others, all are worth discussing with vein doctors.

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Spider Veins
  • Varicose Veins
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
  • Phlebitis
  • Leg Skin Changes
  • Venous Sores
  • Buerger’s Disease
  • Peripheral Venous Disease

Treatment Options for Vein Disease

Today, there are more options to treat venous disease than ever before. These are some of the more common treatment methods.

  • Elevating the legs
  • Wearing compression stocking
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Medication
  • Ligation and Vein Stripping
  • Ambulatory Microphlebectomy
  • EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation)
  • Venefit 
  • VNUS Closure
  • Surgical vein repair
  • Vein Transplant

For most every type of venous disease condition, several surgical and nonsurgical treatment options are available. The goal of the treatment is to not only reduce your symptoms and make you feel more comfortable, but also reduce the risk of complications.

Diseases of the veins are fairly common. The good news is that they are relatively easy to treat by vascular surgeons.  By addressing problems of symptomatic venous insufficiency or thrombosis, patients should realize an improvement in their comfort level and quality of life. They also reduce their risk of complications, such as developing a pulmonary embolism.

At the Kimmel Institute in Boca Raton, FL, we offer extensive treatment options for vein disease, in addition to a full range of aesthetic laser treatments. Call us today to learn more.