WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT VEIN DISEASE COULD HURT YOU
Damaged veins can take many different forms, from small surface veins to large grape-like clusters. No matter what size or shape, these veins are signs of vein disease and may be caused by faulty valves. If left untreated, they could lead to more serious complications, such as ulcerations, blood clots or spontaneous venous rupture.
However, now there are innovative and effective treatments to eliminate unhealthy veins. Fortunately, once the damaged veins are treated, your body will re-route blood flow into stronger, healthier veins, reducing vein problems and improving your circulation.
Spider veins are tiny red or purple dilated blood vessels that form when veins become enlarged and swollen with stagnant blood. Though smaller than most varicose veins, spider veins are often darker and more noticeable. This is because these veins are located just below the surface of the skin.
More common in women, spider veins may be triggered by pregnancy or hormonal variations and sometimes result in itching, restless leg and minor aches and pains. Non-symptomatic spider veins may be found on the face and chest as well as the legs. Although surface veins are mainly a cosmetic problem, they can also be an indication of more serious vein disease deep below the surface.
The Morrison Vein Institute offers the following treatments to effectively remove spider veins:
Varicose veins are also dilated vessels, but are usually uncomfortable and harmful to your health than spider veins. In general, veins are responsible for pushing blood against gravity back to the heart and lungs. With varicose veins, the blood flow from the legs back to the heart is diminished by 15-20%, making these veins a burden to your circulation.
The actual cause of varicose veins is inefficient, faulty vein valves. These valves don’t close properly, allowing blood to leak back with gravity and pool in the vein. This causes the veins to bulge and stretch and result in many unpleasant side effects such as:
- Aching and throbbing pain
- Heavy and tired legs
- Poor circulation
- Night cramps
- Restless Leg Syndrome
Heredity is a primary factor in over 80% of varicose vein cases. Other aggravating factors may include pregnancy, obesity, hormone therapy, standing or sitting for long periods of time and injury.
To eliminate painful and unhealthy varicose veins, the Morrison Vein Institute offers the following treatments