Symptoms of Vein Disease

Symptoms

Symptoms of Vein Disease

Vein diseases affect millions of Americans every year. Many of these cases are the result of lack of knowledge about the things that cause and exacerbate vein diseases. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of precautions that can be taken to prevent yourself from developing a venous disease or help bring an existing case of vein disease under control.

Vein Health Clinic is committed to providing patients in the Oviedo and Winter Haven areas with both the information and medical care they need to help them lead the healthiest lives possible.

What are the Symptoms of Vein Disease?

If vein disease is caught early, it can be effectively treated or managed. Some of the
telltale signs of vein disease occur in the legs, and include:

Swelling

Cramps

Aching and throbbing

Feeling of heaviness

Itchiness

Ulcers

Varicose veins

Thickening of the skin

What Causes Vein Disease?

In healthy veins, blood flows unobstructed in a forward motion through the body and back to the heart. For individuals with vein disease, this flow of blood is disrupted in one way or another. Blood can build up behind clots, begin to leak backward through damaged valves, or otherwise flow with too weak a force throughout the body.

This change in the normal flow of blood can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking
  • Chronic inactivity
  • Prolonged standing

Vein disease can also be caused by hereditary factors. Individuals that work at jobs where they have to sit or stand for extended period of time or are pregnant are also at an increased risk of developing a venous disease.

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People who have never dealt with vein issues tend to assume that varicose and vascular veins are
only a problem for the elderly, and that the problem is merely cosmetic. However, this couldn’t be
further from the truth.

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