There are a number of vein problems you could have that are due to underlying vein disease, also known as venous insufficiency. Some are early signs that mostly just affect appearance, like spider veins. Varicose veins suggest more advanced venous insufficiency. Then there are other problems that you may not realize are signs of vein disease, and still others that are potentially life-threatening. 

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Vein Valve Diagram

The root of most vein disorders, venous insufficiency, is when the tiny valves that allow blood to flow only upwards from the legs to the heart begin to fail. When they don’t do their job as designed, these valves permit blood to flow backwards/downwards and pool in the vein. This increases pressure in the venous system, which strains other valves and can lead to further pooling. 

In this way, vein disease is progressive, meaning it will worsen over time. So it’s important to be aware of these vein problems:

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Varicose Veins

Large, bulging swollen veins—usually in the legs—that are not merely unsightly but often uncomfortable or painful.
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Spider Veins

Smaller, pinkish-bluish veins that look like spider webs. Mostly a cosmetic problem, spider veins can sometimes cause discomfort.
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Leg Pain and Swelling

Pain and swelling—and cramping, throbbing, itching and other leg symptoms—could be directly related to vein disease.
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Restless Leg Syndrome

Uncontrollable urges to move your legs disrupt sleep and lead to other health problems. They may be tied to vein disease.
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Blood Clots and DVT

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or clots in the deep veins of the leg, can result from venous insufficiency… and can be deadly.
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Clots can also form in veins closer to the surface and be uncomfortable. They are a risk factor for potentially deadly DVT.

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While there are many conditions and symptoms related to your veins, they are all treatable. In some cases, such as DVT, medical intervention is urgently needed. Yet, vein disease will continue to progress and develop without treatment, so you should take action now.

If you’re experiencing any of the above vein problems, it’s important to be screened for vein disease and, if venous insufficiency is present, get treatment. Treatment at Carolina Vein Specialists is advanced, performed in-office, minimally invasive and easier on patients than ever before. You can get back to your life immediately following treatment! Trust the North Carolina Triad’s leaders in leg vein treatment

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