Vein disorders affect nearly 25 million people in the U.S. Early treatment can be crucial. At Metro Health Heart & Vascular, we offer a combination of expertise and innovative technology to customize your care from diagnosis to treatment of vein (also known as venous) disease and arterial disease.
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Diseased veins and arteries can greatly affect your overall health. The symptoms for venous and arterial diseases are very similar and can often be mistaken for each other. Veins and arteries are crucial to your cardiovascular health and should be treated right away.
Venous disease can cause discomfort in the legs with symptoms typically worsening as the day progresses. Symptoms include:
- Easy leg fatigue or leg heaviness
If left untreated, chronic venous insufficiency (a type of venous disease) may cause ulcers or sores, which can be very difficult to treat and may lead to amputation.
Diagnosis & Treatments
Venous disease is diagnosed by a simple exam that views the veins in your legs.
Treatments for venous disease include:
- Radiofrequency ablation
Visible signs of venous disease include:
- Spider veins – clusters of tiny blood vessels that develop close to the surface of the skin and appear red, blue, or purple
- Varicose veins – vein that appear to look bulging underneath the surface of the skin
- Wounds or open sores on the legs that don’t heal
Venous issues are often considered a cosmetic problem. However, there can be clinical issues beyond their appearance.
If you think you have venous insufficiency, schedule an appointment as soon as possible with a Metro Health Heart & Vascular physician. Early treatment can be crucial and our specialists are trained to help you maintain cardiovascular health.
Note: You may need a referral from your primary care physician, depending on your insurance coverage. For questions about referrals, please call your insurance provider. If you have questions about symptoms or treatments or would like to make an appointment, please call our office at 616.252.5950.