Maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system is one of the keys to a long life. Our hearts beat over 100,000 times a day and pump more than 2,000 gallons of blood a day, but even the smallest medical conditions can alter those numbers and impact our overall health and quality of life. If you’re concerned about developing venous reflux disease, here’s everything you need to know about the condition and our treatments.
What is Venous Reflux Disease?
Venous reflux disease is a condition in the human body where the valves that keep the blood flowing in one direction are not working properly and either causes blood to flow both ways or pool and collect in the veins.
The main cause of this condition is insufficiency in vein reflex strength, but this can be further worsened by blood clots, varicose veins, or weak limb muscles that are unable to properly push the blood.
What Are the Symptoms and Effects?
Because the blood is failing to flow properly and can start forming pools, the most common initial sign that someone has venous reflux disease is swelling and discoloration in the legs. This swelling can lead to legs feeling itchy, weak, and tight from excess blood.
While the short-term effects may not sound severe, long-term complications include the development of ulcers in the legs or even the growth of malignant tumors.
How Can It Be Treated or Prevented?
To help our patients and give them the support they need, Collom & Carney Clinic is proud to carry the VenaSeal™ closure system.
Because the valves and veins are so small that they cannot be repaired, the VenaSeal™ system provides an easy and safe alternative by sealing off the diseased veins from the blood flow system and instead redirects blood to healthy veins without complications.
The best part? VenaSeal™ is designed for quick and easy treatment of venous reflux disease and requires only one procedure instead of multiple checkups as other systems may need. Study after study has shown that this method is incredibly effective, and we want you to experience the same quality of life improvement.
Venous reflux disease is a condition that can cause plenty of pain and discomfort, but our medical professionals have the wide set of skills needed to improve your health and peace of mind. Give our health professionals a call today at 903.614.3007 or visit us online and check out our wide range of specialists dedicated to returning you to a healthy life.