WHAT IS VEIN DISEASE?
VEIN DISEASE IS A PROGRESSIVE CONDITION THAT REQUIRES MEDICAL INTERVENTION AS SOON AS IT IS DISCOVERED:
While vein disease may be visible in many cases, it can be totally invisible. Medical involvement is required for a diagnosis! The best way to definitively diagnose and specifically locate vein disease is via Doppler Ultrasound. This procedure is best performed by a tech who is certified in Vascular Ultrasonography. Although many people are unaware of the extent and severity, vein disease is one of the most common to affect americans today. Nearly a third of the entire U.S. population, more than 80 million people, suffers from some form of it. If you are experiencing signs of varicose or spider veins, seeking treatment is crucial to your continued health, happiness, and comfort. Leg swelling, especially in the lower legs, is commonly seen in patients with venous insufficiency, as is the sensation of heaviness or fatigue in the legs.
DID YOU KNOW?
Vein disease causes veins to malfunction. When veins do not work properly, several things happen:
- They do not efficiently return blood back to the heart for oxygenation.
- Wounds may heal more slowly.
- Cells may even die.
- Leg may Swell.
- Severe night cramps may occur.
- Legs become tired and restless.
- Varicose veins may pop.
When the valves in veins break down, blood return is impeded. Blood pools and falls backward causing the veins to swell and stretch. This creates varicose veins deep inside the leg. These veins push against other tissues and create additional inflammation and pain. Left untreated, the condition always worsens.
MEDICAL OVERVIEW OF VENOUS DISEASE
The U.S. has one of the highest incidences of venous disease in the world. Because of the widespread nature of its symptoms, it is considered a significant public health issue.
Venous disorders symptoms may present as discomfort, fatigue, or heaviness in the leg. Patients may complain of chronic pain or lost sleep due to cramping or restless leg. Some may experience non-healing ulcers, cellulitis or phlebitis. Still others with the disease may be symptom free.
Historically, venous symptoms have often gone untreated due to discouraging outcomes and the lack of quality treatment options. Just decades ago, “vein stripping” to remove the vein causing the insufficiency was the gold standard of treatment. Today Laser Ablation, Radiofrequency Endovenous Ablation, ClariVein Occlusion and VenaSeal procedures have become the gold standard of care. Dr. Sassan Kaveh is one of the only physicians who is trained to perform three out of four procedures in Nevada. These innovative forms of treatment are performed locally right here in our Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas under local anesthesia, and they have a 98% long-term success rate. These treatments have transformed the way the medical community views diagnosis and treatment of venous disorders.
FACTS ABOUT VENOUS DISEASE:
- Venous disease affects many people. It is estimated that 80 million Americans have some form of venous disease.
- Venous disease is one of the most common chronic conditions in North America and Western Europe.
- An estimated 25 million people suffer from their symptoms.
- U.S. estimate for varicose veins are 40% in females and 22% in males
- 72% of American women and 42% of men will experience varicose veins symptoms by the time they reach their sixties.
- Some people with venous disease present with no symptoms, only skin changes and/or bulging veins.
- Gender and age are two primary risk factors in the development of venous insufficiency.
- Individuals who have been pregnant more than once, have a family history, or spend a great deal of time standing or sitting have more risk of the disease.
- Venous disease can be a factor in chronic leg cramping or restless leg syndrome.
- Varicose veins do not go away without treatment and usually progress over time. Symptoms and progression can be controlled with compression.
- Symptoms of venous disease result in an estimated two million lost workdays per year.
- Venous disease can occur at almost any age.
At Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas, our physician, Dr. Sassan Kaveh is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating leg pain and vein-related problems such as venous disease. Make an appointment today so we can not only help alleviate your leg pain but also treat your venous insufficiency for a better quality of life. Just imagine your days without leg pain getting in the way. Call the Alpha Vein Clinic at 702-430-7661 and let our caring staff schedule an appointment that fits your schedule.
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
Dr. Sassan Kaveh
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