Vascular issues can lead to threats to your health. They can also negatively affect your appearance. In many cases, they do both. If you want to prevent these kinds of issues from escalating, you will want to detect and treat them early. One of the best ways you can protect your overall health is to have a vein screening conducted by our vein specialist. If you are seeing signs or experiencing symptoms that are consistent with vein disease, you will definitely want to seek treatment. However, waiting for problems to develop before scheduling your screening may not be in your best interest. When in doubt, you should go ahead and get the vein screening done.
Vascular disease can often be attributed to venous insufficiency of some sort. This happens when the vein loses its ability to carry the blood efficiently through the body. Some of the more common results of venous insufficiency include the development of spider or varicose veins. Sometimes, the condition puts individuals at a higher risk for things like blood clots as well. Deep vein thrombosis is a condition that can lead to serious complications or even death.
The presence of varicose veins puts an individual at a higher risk for deep vein thrombosis or other clots. In addition, the condition itself can cause some uncomfortable symptoms. Individuals can experience aches and pains, numbness, tingling, itching and burning. Often, there is some swelling of the legs that occurs as well, especially later in the day when a lot of time has been spent on the feet.
Varicose veins can also have a harmful impact on an individual’s self-esteem due to their appearance. They frequently look like large, blue streaks that are running through the legs. Sometimes, they cause the skin to bulge out as well.
Spider veins are varicose vein’s smaller counterparts. They develop in the capillaries, but they are common on the face as well as the legs. While they typically only impact the appearance, they can still interfere with a person’s lifestyle if they reach the point of affecting the self-confidence.
Scheduling a vein screening with our vascular specialist at Premier Vein Institute can be a great way to detect signs of venous insufficiency and the problems caused by the condition. It can detect potential issues even before they reach the point of producing signs and symptoms that are recognizable to you. Potential problems can be dealt with at our office in Tampa or Lakeland before they become actual problems. Contact us today to schedule your vein screening!