WHAT WOULD UNTREATED VEIN DISEASE LEAD YOU TO?
WHAT HAPPENS IN DISEASED VEINS?
Normally, valves in your deeper leg veins keep blood moving forward toward the heart. With long-term (chronic) venous insufficiency, vein walls are weakened and valves are damaged. This causes the veins to stay filled with blood, especially when you are standing. Chronic venous insufficiency is a long-term condition.
WHAT CAN VEIN DISEASE LEFT UNTREATED LEAD TO:
Unlike many other medical conditions, Vein disease is extremely overlooked and undertreated! Although many americans suffer from vein disease and have no idea that it is the underlying condition causing all the problems. Venous disease left untreated can lead to many life threatening and harmful conditions, If vein disease is left undiscovered, pain, swelling, and leg ulcers may result. Untreated venous disease results not only in a gradual loss of cosmesis but also there are several adverse consequences of untreated vein disease, and their severity will vary from person to person. Many people who don’t treat their vein disease will experience continued symptoms of pain, fatigue and swelling of the legs or ankles.
More progressive problems can include hyperpigmentation, venous leg ulcers, dermatitis, spontaneous bleeding, and a potentially life-threatening condition called deep vein thrombosis these are just a few of the more common problems we see of untreated and undiscovered venous disease. If you’re unsure of the severity of your vein disease, you should come in to see us here at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas, so we can give you a correct and final diagnosis so you can begin treatment for your venous disease as soon as possible. Here at Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas we will be able to determine the severity of your condition and whether treatment is necessary.
WHAT HAPPENS IN YOUR VEINS:
Blood that pools in the veins is depleted of oxygen and nutrients. The veins also do not tolerate high pressure well and begin to allow red blood cells and fluid to leak into the tissues of the leg, which causes painful swelling. The red blood cells in the tissues cause chronic inflammation and the skin becomes dark and discolored. The medical term for the dark discoloration is hyperpigmentation. A condition that may occur over time when there is venous disease, is a venous leg ulcer. The ulcers due to diseased veins are painful and difficult to heal. Sometimes the ulcers cannot be healed until the backward blood flow in the veins is corrected. Another possible consequence of untreated vein disease is spontaneous bleeding from the veins. As the skin over the veins becomes thin, eventually the vein can be exposed to the outside world and be easily injured by clothing, bedding, etc. The blood loss can be significant and is painless. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can be associated with significant and serious medical problems. (DVT) is often first noticed as a “pulling” sensation in the calf of the lower leg, and it can be quite painful. Symptoms also include associated warmth, redness and swelling. The swelling often extends to above the knee. Some patients are at higher risk for developing (DVT). These include people with one or more of the following characteristics:
- Over 60 years of age
- History of prior (DVT)
- Pregnancy and Postpartum
When a diagnosis of (DVT) is made, anticoagulation treatments are often started. Anticoagulation prevents progression of the blood clot, breaks up the clot and prevents the clot from traveling to the lungs. If a clot travels to the lungs it is called a “pulmonary embolus” and the outcome can be fatal. Here at the Alpha Vein Clinic we offer the most up to date and pain free treatments that are out there when it comes to vein disease including the newest technique to laser and radiofrequency treatment the ClariVein. Also Dr. Sassan Kaveh is one of the only physicians who is trained to perform Clarivein procedure in Nevada. If you’re not sure whether you need to treat your veins, please give yourself the chance to be free from vein pain and worse problems in the future. Call us today at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas at 702-430- 7661. We are very excited to hear from you and make your vein disease and worries a problem of the past. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
Dr. Sassan Kaveh
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