Do you suffer from ankle swelling?
COMMON CAUSES OF FOOT, LEG AND ANKLE SWELLING:
Excess body mass can decrease blood circulation, causing fluid to build up in the feet, legs, and ankles.
Standing or sitting for long periods: When the muscles are inactive, they can’t pump body fluids back up toward the heart. However these are all great reasons that could cause ankle swelling one of the most overlooked causes is chronic venous disease. Thousands are affected by it and never know that’s where we step in to help here at the alpha vein clinic Las Vegas!
CHRONIC VENOUS DISEASE OVERVIEW:
Chronic venous disease is a common disorder that affects the veins of the legs. These veins carry blood from the legs to the heart. Normal veins have a series of valves that open and close to direct blood flow from the surface of the legs to the deep leg veins, from which calf muscles pump blood back to the heart; the valves also control the pressure in smaller veins on the legs’ surface.
If the valves within the veins fail to work properly, blood can flow backwards in the veins and pool in the legs. The pooled blood can increase pressure in the veins. This can cause problems that are mild (such as leg heaviness, aching, dilated or unsightly veins) or severe (such as swelling, skin color changes, skin rash on the leg, recurrent skin infections and chronic ulcers). People who develop these more severe symptoms are said to have chronic venous insufficiency.
CHRONIC VENOUS DISEASE CAUSES:
Any problem that increases pressure in the veins in the legs can stretch the veins. This can damage the valves, which leads to even higher pressures and worsened vein function, and can eventually lead to chronic venous disease.
The pressure inside the veins can increase for a number of reasons, including:
- A clot inside a vein – A clot will block blood flow through the vein and cause pressure to build up. Often this causes permanent damage to the vein or valves, even after the clot has dissolved.
- Leg injury or surgery – Injury or surgery that blocks the flow of blood through a vein can increase pressure.
- Excess weight or weight gain – The added weight of pregnancy or obesity can increase pressure in the veins of the legs, and damage the veins and valves.
- Standing or sitting for too long – Standing or sitting for prolonged periods without walking can decrease the movement of blood out of the legs and lead to increased pressure in the veins and pooling of blood. That’s because the muscles in the legs play an important role in the circulation of blood, acting as a pump to move blood from the legs back to the heart.
EXAMPLES OF VENOUS DISEASE:
Typical symptoms of a venous disease are:
- Varicose veins
- Spider veins
- Venous inflammation
- Leg discoloration
- Leg ulcers
- Leg cramps
- Leg pain
- leg or ankle swelling
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS:
The first changes in your leg veins have normally already started long before you discover varicose veins or other visible signs. Tired or itchy legs, swollen ankles in the evening, pins and needles or pain in the legs are the first signals of changes in the veins. The so-called “warning veins”, a circle of distended veins at the ankle, is an important early sign.
It is best to consult a doctor so he can choose the treatment that is most suitable for you. Incidentally: the examination is completely painless and presents no risk at all.
“Better to walk and lie down – than sit and stand” is the rule of thumb. Plenty of physical exercise and specific vein exercises keep your veins healthy and elastic. The alternating contraction and relaxation of the muscles in the legs really keeps your blood on the move.
THE SIMPLE ANSWER IN LAS VEGAS:
Today we have less invasive, less painful methods in treating leg vein disease than ever before. One very effective method is Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation, which involves the use of carefully controlled Radio Frequency to seal off the vein. This treatment allows for a comfortable recovery and a quick return to everyday activities. ClariVein procedure is another even newer technique available which uses a chemical technology to shut off the vein. Both methods are minimally invasive and performed in our comfortable clinic.
Dr. Sassan Kaveh of Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas is an experienced physician who has successfully treated all stages and symptoms of vein disease. He is also one of the only physicians in Nevada trained to perform the ClariVein procedure. With today’s medical advancements, vein treatments are a great option to stop vein disease in it’s tracks. Procedures are covered by most medical insurance companies including Medicare. Your comprehensive evaluation includes doppler ultrasound imaging to accurately identify the veins that require treatment. Our caring staff will guide you through the entire process and is at your disposal 24 hours a day before and after procedures. Call Alpha Vein Clinic at 702-430- 7661 today and be confident that your vein treatment is in good hands. Let us help make your vein disease symptoms a problem of the past!
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
Dr. Sassan Kaveh
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