Venous disease is often characterized by painful, uncomfortable feelings in the legs and commonly manifested by the presence of varicose veins and spider veins.
What is venous disease?
Venous disease occurs when the tiny valves within your veins become weak or damaged and can no longer sufficiently pump the blood from the legs back up to the heart. This results in pooling of blood within the veins, unsightly varicose veins and spider veins, and painful symptoms.
What are the symptoms of venous disease?
There are a few common symptoms that many people who suffer from venous disease will experience. These symptoms include:
- Achy, heavy, or cramping feelings in the legs
- Itchy or tingly sensations in the legs
- Increased pain when standing
- Pain that lessens when legs are raised
- Leg swelling
- Skin redness on the legs and ankles
- Development of varicose veins and spider veins
- Skin texture changes on the legs and ankles
- Venous ulcers on the legs and ankles (only in severe cases)
Are you at risk venous disease?
There are a few factors that can put you at an increased risk for developing venous disease. These include:
- Family history of venous disease
- Female gender (related to increased hormone levels)
- Personal history of deep vein thrombosis in the legs
- Prolonged sitting or standing
Treating venous disease
At Northern Illinois Vein Clinic, we offer a wide variety of vein treatments to treat any venous disorder you may have. With state-of-the-art techniques and technology, Dr. Gilvydis can effectively eliminate your venous disease so you can have healthy veins once again. To see experience expert vein treatment, call 855-591-1357 to schedule an appointment today.