Types of Vein Disease

Signs and Symptoms of Vein Disease.

What Is Vein Disease?

Vein disease, otherwise known as chronic venous disease (CVD) or chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), is the improper functioning of the valves in your veins responsible for carrying blood from various parts of your body back to your heart. When these valves improperly function, it causes blood to pool in your veins leading to a variety of chronic, painful, and unsightly signs and symptoms. While there is no cure for venous insufficiency, symptoms can be treated and managed to prevent severe venous disorders and other more serious conditions from developing.

Common Vein Disease Symptoms

— Aching
— Cramping
— Dry skin
— Heavy or tired legs
— Fullness


— Itching
— Pressure
— Restless legs
— Swelling, particularly at the ankle

Common Vein Disease Symptoms

— Aching
— Cramping
— Dry skin
— Heavy or tired legs
— Fullness
— Itching
— Pressure
— Restless legs
— Swelling, particularly at the ankle

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms you may have vein disease. Left untreated, venous insufficiency can lead to blood clots such as with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). Celebrities like Regis Philbin, Serena Williams, and NASCAR champion Brian Vickers all suffered from DVT. Schedule a consultation with the experts at Advanced Vein and Vascular Solutions and discover the available options to restore your blood flow and manage your symptoms today.

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Types of Vein Disease.

During the early stages of vein disease symptoms can range from slight discomfort to sharp pain that does more than interrupt your lifestyle. Ignoring the early stages of venous insufficiency and putting off treatment only encourages the underlying problem to progress and worsen over time causing the following types of vein disease to develop.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

A serious condition, DVT is when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the legs.

Skin Changes

Changes in skin texture or appearance from poor circulation: dryness, flaking, rashes, etc.

Varicose Vein Disease

Rope-like, bulging veins that protrude from under the skin.

Spider Veins

Small, spider web-like patterns of blue or purple veins visible through the skin.

Causes of Vein Disease.

To understand the causes of vein disease first consider the anatomy of your veins and the role they play in your body’s circulatory system. Responsible for transporting non-oxygenated blood back up to your heart, your veins have one-way valves that control blood flow so it only travels upwards. For example, when you walk, the muscles in your legs squeeze even your deep veins in order to force the non-oxygenated blood upwards. When your leg muscles are relaxed, however, these valves close, which allows blood to flow backwards down your legs or pool in between valves.

When vein valves function improperly or are not activated sufficiently blood pools, which over time, leads to the variety of painful and unsightly vein disease symptoms outlined above. Activities and occupations demanding long periods of time standing or sitting are at higher risk since those activities discourage leg muscle activation and proper circulation.

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