Leg Swelling, Vein Disease, and How to Find Help in Las Vegas
Vein disease is a chronic condition, common in the United States. The symptoms of vein disease often progress without being diagnosed or by being misdiagnosed. Symptoms are frequently wrongfully attributed to other reasons leaving the actual culprit untreated and the patient frustrated from the swelling, pain, aching, itching or cramping they may feel in their lower legs.
Leg Swelling As A Sign Of Vein Disease
A sign of vein disease is the swelling of your legs and ankles. With Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), the veins in the legs can no longer pump blood back to the heart properly due to weakened or faulty valves within the veins. CVI is a problem localized to the legs, ankles, and feet. If CVI is left untreated, progression can lead to more serious side effects such as stasis dermatitis, leg ulcers along with skin thickening and discoloration.
Swelling begins to occur when blood is accumulated and begins to pool in the ankles and lower legs (edema). Ankle swelling that occurs as a result of varicose veins is often worse after you’ve been standing for long periods of time, as gravity forces your veins to work harder to pump blood towards the heart. Swollen legs are often accompanied by pain, an aching feeling and cramping. These symptoms can greatly affect the quality of your daily life.
Varicose veins are another telling sign of vein disease. Veins that are varicose don’t heal by themselves. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as thick, swollen veins, charlie horses, leg or ankle swelling, heaviness, or pain in your legs, it’s important tosee an experienced doctor to learn more about your options.CVI tends to be the culprit behind these symptoms. A vein specialist will be able to successfully diagnose your symptoms and put you on the right path to healthy veins. Risk factors that should be considered include:
● Hormonal Changes – Pregnancy, birth control, menopause.
● Genetic – A family history of vein disease and/or varicose veins.
● Lifestyle – Smokers have a higher chance of developing CVI along with those in occupations that require long hours of sitting/standing or travel.
Your Las Vegas Option
Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas offers minimally invasive treatment options that involve very little pain and a short recovery period. Procedures performed in our comfortable clinic include radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and ClariVein ablation. Both treatments target problem veins and seal them using a small catheter. RFA involves using carefully controlled heat to close troubled veins, whereas ClariVein uses the injection of a sclerosant to seal affected veins shut. Blood is naturally rerouted to healthy veins which leads to greatly reduced swelling and alleviation of other associated symptoms. Dr. Sassan Kaveh has the experience and expertise necessary to diagnose any venous issue you may be experiencing and can accurately determine if your leg swelling is in fact due to CVI. Dr. Kaveh and his caring staff have successfully treated many patients with different types of CVI symptoms. Call our office today to schedule a consultation and evaluation at your convenience. Find out for yourself why Alpha Vein Clinic’s patients are enjoying their day to day activities without bothersome leg swelling and pain!
Alpha Vein Clinic
Vein Clinic Las Vegas
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Las Vegas, NV, 89128
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