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.
Premier Vein Institute is committed to providing patients in the Tampa, Riverview, and Lakeland areas with both the information and medical care they need to help them lead the healthiest lives possible. If you’d like more information about the symptoms of vein disease or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today.
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:
- 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.
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:
- Aching and throbbing
- Feeling of heaviness
- Varicose veins
- Thickening of the skin
If you experience one or more of these symptoms, it could be a sign of vein disease.
If you suspect that you or someone you love is suffering from a vein disease, one of the most important things you can do is seek the advice of a medical professional. Once your disease has been diagnosed, you can begin undergoing medical treatment and make the lifestyle changes necessary to improve your condition. Taking simple precautions like standing up periodically or wearing compression stockings can drastically improve your condition.
If you want to receive quality vein care from a team of dedicated physicians, contact Premier Vein Institute today to schedule your consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!