01.26.2017

Do you have a leg ulcer? You have treatment options in Las Vegas.


You may be surprised to know that leg ulcers are not at all uncommon. Venous leg ulcers are a symptom of progressing Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). CVI is a condition that occurs when venous valves fail to properly support blood flow. These one way valves aid blood flow by pushing upward against gravity. Venous Insufficiency makes it difficult for blood to return to the heart from the legs.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Ulcers

CVI can lead to a number of complications including varicose veins, skin thickening, skin discoloration and further. In some patients, damage to the tissue actually causes the skin to give way to the excess blood and fluid. This skin is easily injured and the wound left behind can develop into a venous ulcer. Venous ulcers are easy to spot, the skin appears red or purple and the wound may be open, oozing or dry and itchy. With CVI, your legs will also swell and ache. Without treating the underlying vein disease, venous ulcers can reoccur and/or get worse. Venous ulcers are sometimes mistaken for arterial ulcers (which are due to atherosclerosis) but, venous ulcers actually account for up to 80% of all lower extremity ulcerations.

CVI and You

Risk factors include the following: history of blood clots, namely deep vein thrombosis(DVT), job or lifestyle that includes sitting or standing for long periods, high blood pressure, pregnancy and increasing age or immobility. You can help with symptoms by spending time each day with you legs raised, reversing the flow of blood. It also helps to go on daily walks and to wear medical grade compression stockings. For permanent results, it is recommended that you seek out a specialist’s opinion. The underlying venous insufficiency will need to be treated before symptoms can heal. By treating the CVI, venous ulcer treatment tends to be highly effective because healthy blood flow in the area aids in healing. Vein treatment is minimally invasive and recovery time is a lot shorter than you may believe. Most patients are back to work within a couple of days. By seeking a specialist’s opinion, you can stop a venous ulcer from forming or prevent an existing ulcer from worsening.

What you can do

Treatment of leg veins at Alpha Vein Clinic is simple and easy. Procedures tend to last around 30-45 minutes from prep to finish. Our physician, Dr. Sassan Kaveh, is highly trained in the latest vein treatment procedures including radiofrequency ablation and ClariVein. These procedures are often covered by most major medical insurance plans. If you are suffering from leg ulcers, or any symptom of Chronic Venous Insufficiency, consult the vein experts at Alpha Vein Clinic today. Dr. Sassan Kaveh has many years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of venous leg ulcers, venous insufficiency and other related conditions. Alpha Vein Clinic can help you get on your way to ulcer-free legs. Call us today at (702) 430-7661 to set up an in depth evaluation at your convenience.

Alpha Vein Clinic

Vein Clinic Las Vegas

3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400

Las Vegas, NV, 89128

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