5 Things That Could Happen to You, if You Have Varicose Veins!
Varicose Veins are just one symptom out of six of CVI. Let us tell you about the other 5 things that could be an underlying problem of Chronic Venous Insufficiency. People are less educated about the following 5 things.
#1- Leg and or ankle swelling:
Leg swelling should not be ignored since it can be an important sign of underlying vein disease. For example, abrupt swelling affecting one leg can be a sign of a life-threatening blood clot, whereas gradual leg swelling accompanied by shortness of breath could indicate new-onset heart failure. If swelling develops suddenly, or has other symptoms associated with it, it should be promptly evaluated. Here at the Alpha Vein Clinic our office is equipped with the latest ultrasound technology to diagnose dangerous blood clots or vein leakage. As vein leakage is one of the most common reasons for leg swelling, attending to vein problems early can do a great deal to keep swelling in check.
#2- Skin discoloration:
Symptoms of venous insufficiency may include areas of darkening or discoloration of the lower leg, ankle or foot called Hemosiderin Deposits. Hemosiderin is a brownish pigment caused by the breakdown of blood hemoglobin, the iron content in red blood cells. The discoloration might look like a brownish or purplish bruise or cloudy area just beneath the skin surface.
Like varicose veins, hemosiderin deposits are a sign of venous insufficiency and should be examined and treated to prevent more serious problems in the future. Discoloration or darkening of the lower leg, ankle or foot is often an indicator of malfunctioning veins which compromise the return of blood from the leg to the heart, resulting in the pooling of blood which can cause discoloration.
Most patients notice the initial build-up of non-returned blood as a sensation of heavy, tired legs at the end of the day.
#3- Restless Legs:
If you have ever experienced restless legs for more than a few days at a time Now is the time to come into the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas and get it checked. Restless legs are an issue and can need medical attention!
According to many new studies conducted in patients with (RLS) and venous insufficiency, 98 percent of patients experienced relief from (RLS) symptoms by treating their venous insufficiency, and 80 percent had long-term relief.
#4- Venous Ulcers:
A venous ulcer is a long-lasting (chronic) sore that takes more than four to six weeks to heal. They usually develop on the inside of the leg, just above the ankle. The symptoms of a venous leg ulcer include pain, itching and swelling in the affected leg. There may also be discolored or hardened skin around the ulcer, and the sore may produce a foul-smelling discharge. Come in and see us today at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas if you think you have a leg ulcer, as you will need a vein specialist and treatment to help it heal. If left untreated it can be life threatening!
Dr. Sassan Kaveh here at the Alpha Vein Clinic will examine your leg.If he sees any problems, he may see he will carry out additional tests to rule out other conditions. If the valves in the leg veins are damaged, blood can flow the wrong way down the veins, which results in a very high pressure in the veins when standing up. This abnormally high pressure in the veins damages the skin and leads to the ulcers!
#5-Intractable Itching (LSC):
This chronic and uncomfortable condition stems from chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI, which is a weakening of the valves in the veins that carry blood from the feet to the heart. This weakening can cause the blood to back up or settle in the veins, a condition called venous reflux. This causes the itching that sets off the cycle of itching, scratching and skin damage. Unfortunately, this cause is often missed by both primary physicians and dermatologists, simply because they’re not familiar with CVI. The CVI must be treated first in order for the skin lesions to be eliminated.
Here in Las Vegas at the Alpha Vein clinic we are serious about getting you the treatment and care you need so you don’t run into these pesky unpleasant problems in the future!
Now is the time to get treatment! Doctor Sassan Kaveh can assist you in making the decision of what vein treatment is right for you! Don’t waste anymore time call us today at 702-430- 7661. We can’t wait to get you started! Let’s get your veins treated pain free with LAS VEGAS’s Best VARICOSE VEIN DOCTOR.
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
Dr. Sassan Kaveh
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