Chronic venous disease is a relatively common disorder with over 200,000 new cases diagnosed in America every year. There is no cure, but chronic venous disease symptoms can be treated and the disease managed so sufferers can maintain a high quality of life for years to come. Treatments of chronic vein disease can vary depending on the severity of your disorder, and Dr. Wright and his staff make sure to stay up to date in all the advances in treatment of this disease. If you think you might be suffering from a vein disease of any kind, physician diagnosis is extremely important; don’t try to self-diagnose.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency Signs & Symptoms
Caused by faulty valves in the veins of your limbs, chronic venous disease is characterized by many symptoms that range from swelling and varicose veins to skin ulcers and discoloration. Skin ulcers are a sign that the condition has advanced tremendously and should be examined immediately. Patients may complain that the affected areas feel hot, tight, itchy, and/or sore to the touch. Chronic venous insufficiency symptoms mostly affect people 40 and over, but the disease can be diagnosed in younger people—especially those with a family history of vein disease.
What Treatments are Available?
Because of the many stages in chronic venous disease, treatments vary widely. Some people will do be able to manage their issues with compression garments and lifestyle changes, while others may require medications, lotions, and even surgery.
Historically, the only solution for vein disease, besides compression garments, was painful and potentially dangerous. Thanks to tremendous advancements in medical technology, however, today’s “surgeries” can be done on an outpatient basis, with the patient able to return to normal life activities considerably quicker than in the old days.
Laser ablation and sclerotherapy are a couple of the top treatments for chronic venous disease. Lifestyle changes, such as smoking cessation, frequent exercise, and healthy meal choices will also be ordered in addition to the abovementioned treatments.
Why Should You Visit the Laser Vein Center?
There are many centers out there who claim to be experts in vein disease and treatment, but there’s only one Dr. Wright. Our favorite doctor is not just licensed, skilled, and experienced, he is compassionate and caring and takes time to listen to and answer all your questions. He recognizes that you may be feeling scared and unsure and he wants to make sure you are completely comfortable before moving on to treatment. Schedule a consultation today and discover how quickly you can be on the road to healthy veins once again.