Vein Disease Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments.
What Are Skin Changes Caused by Vein Disease?
Untreated chronic vein disease or venous insufficiency (CVI) can lead to severe and painful skin changes due to poor circulation. Skin changes are often a sign of a serious underlying condition that no amount of lotion or topical treatments can heal. While there is no cure for vein disease, symptoms such as visual skin changes can be lessened to prevent further changes in skin texture, color, and suppleness. The best way to avoid skin changes and discoloration includes lifestyle changes such as regular hydration and exercise as well as vein treatments that reverse visible skin changes and help limit the chance of your symptoms worsening into a more serious condition.
Common Skin Changes Associated with Vein Disease.
— Edema (swelling of the lower leg and ankle)
— Leathery skin texture
— Pigmentation and color changes
— Severely dry, flaking skin
— Skin sensitivity
— Skin spots
— Small breakouts
Recognizing Skin Changes Caused by Vein Disease.
Longstanding vein disease is often the cause of skin changes. Usually apparent with other types of vein disease, such as spider veins, dry skin can even easily rupture because of the skin’s delicate surface and susceptibility to cuts and breaks. For example, ruptures often occur in the shower due to the warm water, which causes veins to dilate. When drying the skin with a towel, the severely dry skin breaks causing dramatic bleeding. This type of bleeding can usually be controlled with gentle pressure to the area.
Ignoring skin changes such as these and foregoing vein treatment only encourages underlying circulatory problems to worsen and other types of dangerous vein disease to develop.
If you are experiencing any of the above skin changes you may have vein disease or a more severe underlying issue. Left untreated, vein disease can lead to dangerous blood clots such as with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). Schedule a consultation with the experts at Advanced Vein and Vascular Solutions and discover the best treatment options available to restore proper blood flow and manage your symptoms.
Best Treatment for Vein Disease Skin Changes.
Skin changes caused by vein disease do not go away on their own and no amount of lotion will help. Our doctors are incredibly experienced in the best vein treatment options to improve the appearance of your symptoms. Our vascular surgeons at Advanced Vein and Vascular Solutions care for you with state-of-the-art and minimally-invasive surgical technologies and create beautiful, skin restorative results with minimal recovery time following treatment.
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