When it comes to vein disease, it’s important to treat any vein issues you may be experiencing before complications occur. When your varicose veins, spider veins, or other vein issues are treated at Carolina Vein Specialists, you can help prevent further issues. Even if you aren’t experiencing pain or discomfort, regular checkups can help locate and treat vein conditions before they worsen.
Signs and symptoms of vein disease
It’s important to learn the signs and symptoms of vein disease, so you can identify any problems and get proper medical treatment. These include:
- Swelling or cramping in the lower legs or ankles
- Aching, throbbing legs
- Itchy, dry skin near diseased veins
- Weak, heavy legs
- Varicose or spider veins
- Leg ulcers
- Skin discoloration near diseased veins
Vein disease is progressive
Although often regarded as a cosmetic issue, the symptoms associated with vein disease should be treated to prevent other complications. Here is a list of possible problems that can occur as a result of untreated vein disease:
Highly painful ulcers may form near the ankles, close to the diseased vein. They are caused by long-term buildup of fluids as a result of increased pressure of blood within the affected veins.
- Blood clots
In rare cases, blood clots can form within a diseased vein. Sudden swelling in the leg should be examined as soon as possible, as it may indicate a clot. Blood clots can potentially lead to serious health emergencies like heart attack or stroke.
Diseased veins close to the surface of the skin occasionally leak and cause minor bleeding. Once you have bleeding, it is likely to happen again, so be sure to seek medical attention.
If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms of vein disease listed above, contact Carolina Vein Specialists to schedule a vein screening. We will treat your painful, unsightly leg veins and get you back to doing the things you love in no time. Contact us at 336-218-8346 to get started.