Venous Disease and Proper Treatment

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If you have venous disease symptoms, or a close relative has had vein problems, be sure to care for your vein health by visiting your vein doctor in Tampa. If you haven’t had symptoms yet, an exam can reveal potential problems and help you make lifestyle changes to avoid vein disease. If you have noticed varicose veins or other symptoms of vascular disease, seeing your vein surgeon is imperative to help reverse or improve your condition and maintain your vein health for the long term.

Venous disease is an umbrella term that describes vein problems including:

  • Varicose veins and spider veins
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Phlebitis (vein inflammation)
  • DVT (deep vein thrombosis, serious blood clot)
  • Secondary vein disease (vein problems that are complications from diabetes, heart disease or other health problems)
  • Leg ulcers
  • And related blood vessel problems and circulatory issues

What are the Symptoms of Venous Disease?

  • Achy painful legs, especially lower legs/calves
  • Heavy-feeling legs
  • Itchy legs
  • Tired legs
  • Swollen legs
  • Leg rash
  • Leg numbness or pins and needles
  • Skin changes in texture or color, such as hardening or darkening

Vein Disease Treatment Options

See your Tampa vein doctor for proper diagnosis. Your vein doctor can help you sort though all of the treatment options to find the best for you. Many people with venous disease need more than one type of treatment and regular monitoring of their vein health. Luckily, most treatments are minimally invasive and quick. Provided you get treatment and follow your surgeon’s advice about lifestyle changes, you can enjoy good vein health throughout your life.

Here are some of the treatment options for a variety of venous disease conditions:

  • Sclerotherapy or microsclerotherapy is typically used for small or medium varicose veins. In this procedure, your vascular doctor injects a special solution into the diseased vein, permanently closing it. Circulation is improved as blood flows through nearby healthy veins.
  • Endovenous thermal ablation is often accompanied by ultrasound to help locate the diseased vein and guide the laser to the right spot. Your vein surgeon inserts a catheter (thin tube) into the varicose vein and activates the laser’s heat energy. This causes the vein to collapse.
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy is used for large varicose leg veins. In this procedure, the diseased vein is removed using a tiny, hook-shaped instrument, through several tiny skin punctures with local anesthesia.
  • Vein stripping surgery, where your vascular surgeon removes a large varicose vein through tiny incisions in the ankle area, knee and groin.
  • And more.

Get Expert Spider Vein Treatment in Tampa

Are you suffering from symptoms of venous disease, such as varicose veins or aching legs? Make an appointment for expert diagnosis and vein treatment at our Tampa vein clinic. We’ll help you say goodbye to annoying spider veins. Contact United Vein Centers today.