Venous diseases are the diseases that occur when the veins in the body fail to perform their natural function (keeping blood flowing through the vein valves and back to the heart). When valves become damaged or weak, blood flows backwards creating abnormal high pressure within the vein walls, resulting in stretching, swelling and twisting of the veins. Venous diseases can range from mild and superficial, to life threatening.
The types of venous diseases include:
The risk of developing venous diseases are higher in some people due to their lifestyle and physical condition.
Factors that create a higher risk include:
Venous diseases such as spider veins and varicose veins may look like aesthetic problems but they are, in fact, a real medical problem. If left untreated, the patient may experience aches, cramps and swelling especially around the ankles. Venous diseases are usually progressive and will not go away with self-care remedies.
Depending on health conditions and the severity of the venous disease, a vascular specialist will recommend a range of suitable treatment options to the patient. The treatments include sclerotherapy, clarivein, radiofrequency ablation, and endovenous laser treatment.
For consultation on venous diseases, make an appointment with our vascular specialist today!