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Symptoms And Treatment For Venous Diseases

Over 40 million Americans suffer from venous diseases. Just to give you an idea of the magnitude of the problem, more Americans miss work from complications from venous diseases than from arterial issues. While the symptoms tend to be painful and aesthetically unpleasant, patients can be treated with minimally invasive procedures that are often life-changing.

Causes and Symptoms of Venous Diseases

The function of veins is to carry blood to and from the heart. Veins aren’t all the same, though. Some of them are large—like the vena cava—and others are very small. They rely on valves to ensure your blood circulates throughout your body, but sometimes these valves leak and problems arise. Also, obstructions might cause an increase in pressure, which contributes to venous diseases as well.

Here are common symptoms of venous diseases:

  • Development of leg ulcers
  • Feeling of swelling or heaviness in the legs
  • Skin discoloration
  • Aching or cramping in the legs
  • Itchy skin
  • Varicose or spider veins

Treatment for Venous Diseases

These symptoms might get worse over time, so book an appointment at Collom & Carney Clinic if you’re experiencing any of them. When it comes to venous diseases, it’s extremely important to seek professional help and further evaluation—even if you’ve had venous surgery before.  

We are proud to offer multiple treatment modalities, including endovenous laser ablation, sclerotherapy, and mini-phlebectomy. We encourage you to read our website to understand the difference between them all. Dr. DeCaprio has successfully treated patients with minimally invasive medical procedures to achieve impressive results. And in case you’re wondering, many therapies are covered by most insurance providers and Medicare.

We’re also equipped with special intravascular ultrasound technology that plays a major role in prevention, because it detects previously unrecognized venous problems. This technology is more accurate than a traditional ultrasound as it reveals obstructions in your veins.

Our experienced staff in Texarkana, Texas has performed over 3,000 venous procedures in the last 15 years. Book your appointment online or call (903) 614-3000 to start taking care of your vein health.