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Vein Conditions

What is Vein Disease?

Vein Disease, also known as Venous Disease or Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), is a medical condition that can affect all people, no matter their age, gender, or race.

Healthy leg veins have valves that keep blood flowing to the heart. When the valves stop working properly and blood flows backward to pool in the lower leg veins, vein disease develops.

Most people mistakenly believe vein disease is identified only by what they see in their legs, such as spider veins, varicose veins, swelling, and leg color changes, but symptoms of vein disease can include itching, burning, heaviness, pain or aching, and restless legs, to name a few.

Early detection and treatment is important. Vein disease is chronic and as time progresses, symptoms worsen and the ability to perform normal activities can be affected. However, vein disesase is common and treatable!

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are bulging and sometimes look like cords, often appearing near the surface of the legs, which make them appear quite noticeable. They are caused by increased blood pressure in the veins, and when they become weak or damaged, the blood can pool in the vein, enlarging them.

More than 30 million Americans suffer from varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), and most go undiagnosed and untreated. Those at risk include a family history of varicose veins, people who sit or stand for long periods of time at work, being overweight, age, and prior leg injury.

An ultrasound scan is used to look inside the veins in your legs to see if the valves are working properly. Once diagnosed, Dr. Umerani identifies the best treatment option available for you to get your legs looking and feeling healthy.