Symptoms of Vein Disease You Shouldn’t Ignore

Every beat of your heart sends blood through a complex system of large and small blood vessels called the circulatory system. Healthy veins are essential for maintaining proper blood circulation throughout your body and keeping your heart, lungs and kidneys is good working order. When your veins become weakened or compromised, you’re at risk of heart disease, heart attack, or a number of other potentially life-threatening conditions if you don’t seek vein treatment. Knowing the symptoms of vein disease will help you know when it’s time to see a vein specialist.

Many people believe spider veins or varicose veins are mostly a cosmetic issue, however, they can have serious negative effects on your health. If you suffer from vein problems, the doctors at Total Vein Care want to remind you that it’s important to get a vein screening every 6 to 12 months.

Signs and symptoms of vein disease

Please contact us so you can get proper medical treatment the moment you begin to experience any of these signs or symptoms of vein disease:

  • Weak or heavy feeling in the legs
  • Swelling or cramping in the lower legs or ankles
  • Aching or throbbing legs
  • Itchy, dry skin near affected veins
  • Leg cramps
  • Varicose or spider veins
  • Leg ulcers
  • Skin discoloration near affected veins

If you experience sudden swelling in your lower legs or ankles, seek immediate medical attention. This could indicate that a blood clot has developed in your leg.

Complications of vein disease

Here is a list of possible complications that occur as a result of untreated vein disease:

  • Bleeding
    Diseased veins located near the surface of the skin are prone to bleeding. Once this happens, it increases your risk of bleeding in the future. If you experience any bleeding from spider or varicose veins, be sure to seek medical attention.
  • Ulcers
    Diseased veins are at risk of having a higher blood pressure than normal. Over time, fluid may build up as a result and cause extremely painful ulcers near the ankles.
  • Blood clots
    Any sudden swelling in the leg needs to be examined by a medical professional immediately because it could mean a blood clot has formed. Once a blood clot is present in your vein, you are at risk of heart attack or stroke.

If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of vein disease, contact Total Vein Care at (225) 442-9663 to schedule an annual or semi-annual vein screening. Regular vein screenings are important for preventing vein disease or complications associated with poor vein health. At Total Vein Care, we will treat your painful, unsightly, leg veins quickly and effectively so you can get back to living your life.

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