Chronic venous disease is a relatively common disorder with over 200,000 new cases diagnosed in America every year. There is no cure. However, we can treat chronic venous disease symptoms. Furthermore, we can manage the disease 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. Dr. Wright and his staff make sure to stay up to date in all the advances in the treatment of this disease. If you think you might be suffering from a vein disease of any kind, physician diagnosis is extremely important. In other words, don’t try to self-diagnose, but schedule an appointment with a physician.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency Signs & Symptoms
Faulty valves in the veins of your limbs cause this problem. 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 you should examine it 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. However, we can diagnose this disease in younger people too, 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 be able to manage their issues with compression garments and lifestyle changes. However, others may require medications, lotions, and even surgery.
Historically, the only solution for vein disease, besides compression garments, was painful and potentially dangerous. Thankfully there have been tremendous advancements in medical technology. Today we can perform “surgeries” on an outpatient basis. This ensures the patient to be able to return to normal life activities quicker than in the old days.
We use laser ablation and sclerotherapy as a couple of the top treatments for chronic venous disease. In addition to the above-mentioned treatments, we teach our patients about various lifestyle changes. For example, smoking cessation, frequent exercise, and healthy meal choices.
Why Should You Visit the Laser Vein Center?
There are many centers out there who claim to be experts in vein disease and treatment. However, there’s only one Dr. Wright! Our favorite doctor is above all licensed, skilled, and experienced. On top of that, he’s compassionate and caring and takes time to listen to and answer all your questions. He recognizes that you may be feeling scared and unsure. Most importantly, 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.