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Conditions Associated with Vein Disease
Venous insufficiency is a chronic, often painful disease that results in symptoms that prevent your veins, legs, and body from optimal performance. Over 80 million Americans experience the effects of vein disease each year, so if you experience symptoms, it is important to take action to prevent further damage to your body. Two of the most common conditions associated with vein disease are varicose veins and spider veins.
Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are damaged veins that have become twisted and enlarged as weakened valves slow or prevent blood flow from circulating from the extremities back towards the heart.
Spider Veins
Spider veins are often a result of the same swelling and pressure that characterize varicose veins. They are smaller, dilated veins that exist in groups closer to the surface.

Varicose Veins

CONDITIONS OF VARICOSE VEINS
Varicose veins are damaged veins that have become twisted and enlarged as weakened valves slow or prevent blood flow from circulating from the extremities back towards the heart. Healthy veins are crucial to successfully carry blood throughout the body and prevent clotting. As the walls of a vein deteriorate, blood flows backwards rather than forward and causes blood to pool in places like the legs, leading to swelling, pressure, and a blue or purple discoloration of the vein that is visible at the surface of the skin. Over time, diseased veins can collapse and pose the risk of circulatory issues in the extremities, especially the legs. Varicose veins are an indicator that you should consult a medical professional for a vein screening and discuss treatment options.
Spider Veins
Conditions of Spider Veins
Spider veins are often a result of the same swelling and pressure that characterize varicose veins. They are smaller, dilated veins that exist in groups closer to the surface and resemble a spider web or network of branches. It is not uncommon for spider veins to appear together with varicose veins in affected feet or legs. Unlike varicose veins, spider veins aren’t always the result of venous insufficiency. Other causes include:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Using oral birth control pills
  • Sun exposure

Spider veins often don’t indicate serious health issues, but the symptoms experienced can closely mirror those of varicose veins in many cases. If you suffer from spider veins, a vein screening is recommended to examine the affected area and determine what treatment option is best to reduce symptoms and bring relief.

Why don’t other top physicians use a non-painful approach to removing varicose veins?
SIMPLE… THEY DON’T KNOW THEY CAN.
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