When it comes to vein disease, there are a variety of symptoms that you can observe at home. Venous insufficiency, or vein disease, occurs when your limbs have difficulty sending blood back to the heart. This can cause the blood in your veins to pool and become stagnant. Vein disease may be superficial at first but leaving it untreated and can cause future health issues. Here are the vein disease symptoms that you should watch out for:
- Swelling around the legs and ankles
- Leg cramps
- Feeling of heaviness and aching in your legs
- Varicose veins
- Skin thickening on your legs
- Leg ulcers
- Unexplained itchiness on your legs
- Color change on your ankles
Some of the symptoms of vein disease may overlap with simple aches and soreness, making it difficult to determine if they are related to vein failure. Vein disease is usually caused by faulty valves and can lead to varicose veins. These are twisted and enlarged veins that appear across the impacted area, most often in the legs. Varicose veins are often superficial and only cause cosmetic annoyance but can become more severe if untreated. If you begin to experience the above vein disease symptoms, you should seek medical guidance. Risk factors for vein disease can include blood clots, pregnancy, obesity, varicose veins, smoking, cancer, and having a family history of vein disease.
Preventing Vein Disease Symptoms
Promoting blood flow through your legs will help prevent the development of any symptoms of vein disease. We are typically found sitting for long periods of time during work hours. Make sure to get up frequently and take stretch breaks, especially if you have a family history of vein disease. Not smoking will also increase the blood flow through your veins. Finally, individuals who follow a regular schedule of exercise and dieting are less at risk for vein disease. Being obese puts more pressure on your veins and can lead to vein disease. If you are experiencing these symptoms and fall into one or more of the risk categories for vein disease, it is time for you to seek the right help.
Treatments at the Laser Vein Center
Do not wait to seek treatment when experiencing these vein disease symptoms. Dr. Wright and his team at the Laser Vein Center have years of experiencing in treating vein disease and providing for the needs of his patients. Call today for your free consultation and see how our treatments can help you achieve better vein health again.