Reasons to Make an Appointment with a Vein Specialist

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When to see a vein specialist tampa30 million Americans suffer from venous disease, yet only 10% of them seek treatment. This is according to the Society for Vascular Medicine.

At some point in their life, it is estimated that 20% of adults will develop varicose veins. Although these conditions are more common in older individuals, younger people can also develop them.

If you notice any signs of vein disease, it’s important that you consult a vein specialist. They can help you avoid experiencing further complications and help mitigate and head off further breakdown of the vein structure.

The Signs to Look For

Uncomfortable Legs – Your legs feeling heavy, in particular, is one of the most significant signs of vascular problems such as chronic venous insufficiency. The main cause of CVI is blood clots. It can lead to other health conditions, such as stasis ulcers and circulatory system disorders.

Vein Discoloration – Venous insufficiency can cause blood to pool in the affected areas. This condition is most commonly seen in people with spider veins and varicose veins. The area of the leg may turn purplish in hue, red, or darker brown. It may appear thicker, hard, or even scaly and itchy. Ulcerations may form as well.

Swelling – When blood pooling occurs, it can lead to the accumulation of fluids in the surrounding tissues and organs. One of the most common symptoms of this condition is edema (or swelling).

People with vascular diseases often experience swollen legs on either side of their body. A vein specialist can diagnose other conditions related to the swelling.

Pain That Doesn’t Go Away – You will feel increased pain the longer you stand or sit in one position, such as an office chair. Getting active can help improve the flow of blood in your legs and ward off pain. It can also support the circulatory system. For those who can’t walk, try performing calisthenics exercises and stretches in place.

Twisting Veins – Twisting or gnarled veins are the hallmark sign of venous insufficiency and varicose veins. Varicose veins are twice more common in women than in men.

Chronic Itchy Legs – If you have an itch that won’t seem to go away, it could be a vein issue.

Bleeding Varicose Veins – Surface veins can break and bleed with a simple bump into something. In an emergency, lay down and raise the leg while applying pressure to the opening. If the bleeding won’t stop, seek medical help immediately.

If you are living with vein issues, we invite you to come to see us at the West Florida Vein Center of Safety Harbor/Tampa, Florida. Give us a call at 727-712-3233 to schedule your consultation. Most forms of insurance is accepted and varicose veins are not considered a cosmetic condition. They are a medical necessity and treatments are therefore covered under many plans.


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