South Palm Cardiovascular Associates
Cardiology, Vascular & Vein center serving Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, Wellington & Lake Worth, FL
Venous insufficiency can cause spider veins, varicose veins, phlebitis, leg swelling and pain, and leg skin changes. If you’re suffering from venous insufficiency, the expert team of cardiologists at South Palm Cardiovascular Associates offers state-of-the-art approaches to diagnose and manage cardiovascular risk factors. To learn more, call the office in Delray Beach, Florida, or book an appointment online today.
Venous Insufficiency Q & A
What is venous disease or insufficiency?
Veins have several one-way valves along their length to keep blood flowing only to the heart as your muscles contract and squeeze it along. When muscles relax, the valves shut so blood cannot flow backward (or ‘reflux’) to the feet.
For various reasons, veins’ valves can become dysfunctional and lead to pooling of blood in the veins of the lower legs, and ultimately pooling of blood and fluid in the whole leg (causing swelling). This creates high pressure and stretching of the vein walls, and with time, these become bulging varicose veins.
What are the symptoms of venous insufficiency?
Symptoms that you may have venous insufficiently include:
- Pain in the leg
- Swelling in the legs
- Darkening of the skin
- Thick skin on legs
- Swollen blood vessels in the skin
- Varicose veins
- Leg ulcers
If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s important to visit the team at South Palm Cardiovascular Associates.
What treatments are available for venous disease?
Conservative treatment for vein disorders can help to control symptoms and promote overall vascular health.
However, if conservative treatments aren’t enough to address your vein problems, the team can recommend more advanced therapies to effectively treat your condition and relieve your symptoms.
You may need a more definitive, invasive vein treatments. Despite being invasive, these are all very safe procedures done right in the comfort of the office. Some of the most effective endovenous treatments that the team at South Palm Cardiovascular Associates uses are ultrasound sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, and phlebectomy.
Vein disease is a broad term that includes all of the very common conditions by which veins become diseased or abnormal. The team at South Palm Cardiovascular Associates is experienced in diagnosing and treating the full range of vein disease conditions.
If you’re ready to seek expert vein care, contact South Palm Cardiovascular Associates today by calling or booking an appointment online to discuss your treatment options and take the first step toward improving your levels of comfort, activity, or simply cosmetic satisfaction.
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