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Why Vein Disease Needs Treatment

Last updated: December 26, 2017
Vein Disease in Legs

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When it comes to vein disease, veins and arteries are some of the most important parts of your circulatory system.

While arteries are responsible for delivering blood from your heart to your body, the job of your veins is to transport blood that has been deoxygenated back up to your heart.

Though it sounds like the work of your arteries is just as difficult as the work of your veins, do not be fooled.

Arteries are lucky in that they have gravity working with them. Since it’s your arteries’ job to get blood primarily down your body, gravity aids them in doing so.

Veins, on the other hand, are forced to work against gravity, bringing blood back up your body and to your heart.

So, as you may be able to guess, the complications with veins are very common, and, if left untreated can cause some serious problems.

Today we’re talking about why treating vein disease is so important — read on to learn more.

What Happens If You Leave Vein Disease Untreated

The first step in treating vein disease is knowing there’s something wrong in the first place.

How to Know If Your Veins Are Diseased

Chances are you probably won’t know immediately if your veins are struggling to do their job to pump your blood back up to your heart.

However, your body will develop ways of telling you that something is wrong.

Vein disease can make its presence known in a variety of ways including:
● Aches
● Pains
● Swollen legs
● Appearance of varicose veins
● Appearance of spider veins

However you get the hint that something may be off with your veins, you will want to schedule a consultation with a vein specialist as soon as possible.

With the vital role that veins play in your health, you do not want to wait too long to get things sorted out.

Why Vein Treatment is Crucial

Now that you know the importance of veins for your body, read on to understand why leaving vein problems untreated can lead to massive problems.

Here are a few of the complications that can arise due to untreated vein issues.

Statis Dermatitis

Oftentimes, when your veins are damaged and the blood flow in your legs is reduced, you will end up with stasis dermatitis — chronic inflammation of your skin.

This inflammation can be seen in a few ways:
● Discoloration
● Itchy skin
● Dry sky
● Swollen skin

Cellulitis

If you don’t seek out help for your vein problems, you may end up with cellulitis, which typically comes right after stasis dermatitis.

And this one is much worse. You’ll suffer from symptoms such as:
● Red and swollen skin
● Fever
● Chills
● Swollen lymph nodes

If these symptoms don’t get you to a doctor, then you run the risk of developing sepsis — a sometimes lethal blood bacterial infection.

Venous Skin Ulcers

Leaving your statis dermatitis untreated may also cause you to develop skin ulcers.

You’ll usually find these guys hanging out near your ankle, and can expect the following to go along with them:
● Itchiness
● Burning
● Rash
● Dry skin
● Browinsh color
● Foul-smelling ooze

If the ulcers become infected, then you’re looking at a big increase in your pain, as well as the possible development of a fever.

These are just a few of the issues you may encounter if you leave your vein problems untreated.

Treating Vein Problems

It is much easier and less painful to deal with your vein problems from the start, rather than wait it out and pile on additional issues and stress onto your damaged veins.

One of the most popular ways to rid your veins of problems is via a treatment called Endovenous Thermal Ablation.

This treatment uses lasers to treat the symptoms of your veins problems, and also has the power to treat the conditions that cause your vein issues in the first place.

If you’re worried about your vein health, and want to stay on top of possible problems before they become more to handle, contact a Vein Clinics of America specialist today. With a free consultation, you’ll gain insight to your veins, and one of our specialists will get you on-track with a treatment plan in no time.

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