Veins: Venous Disorders
Varicose Veins, Venous Disease & Venous Insufficiency
Various conditions can affect the veins. These conditions may be treated
by vascular specialists. Keep reading to learn more about common vein
diseases and how they may be treated by the skilled and knowledgeable
doctors at Washington Township Medical Foundation in Fremont. Make an
appointment with our team to discuss a venous disorder.
Examples of venous disorders include:
Spider veins – Spider veins are typically of concern only for appearance-related
purposes. These veins are visible through the skin as small red, purple,
and / or blue veins that tangle and spread like a spider’s web.
They are smaller than varicose veins. See our vascular medicine specialists
at Washington Township Medical Foundation to discuss treatment options.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – DVT is a serious condition involving a blood clot that occurs in
a deep vein. This most often presents in the legs. Symptoms may include
swelling and pain. In some cases, there are no symptoms. Wearing compression
stockings and taking certain medications can help.
Varicose veins – Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged or twisted.
This common condition is generally a cause of concern only for cosmetic
reasons or for mild discomfort or pain; they are typically benign. There
are treatment options available. These include conservative treatments
such as wearing compression stockings and exercising, as well as surgical
procedures to close the varicose veins or to remove them completely.
Venous insufficiency – Venous insufficiency is actually an extremely common condition
that occurs when blood flow from the veins in the legs traveling up to
the heart are decreased. While one-way valves present in the veins keep
blood flowing upward to the heart in most people, sometimes valves do
not do their job, which can cause the blood to flow the opposite way.
This can result in blood pooling in the veins.