Vein disease is a progressive condition that involves two different factors: valve failure and blood clots. Vein valves are essential in keeping your veins working correctly; when your vein valves fail, it can lead to blood pooling. This can then lead to swelling of the veins, causing issues such as varicose veins and spider veins. Failed valves may also lead to blood clots forming.
Don’t ignore the symptoms
If you experience any of the symptoms listed on our site, you should make an appointment with us as soon as possible. When left untreated, many vein conditions may result in blood clots, which can be extremely hazardous to your health. Deep vein clots can break free and pass through the heart before becoming stuck in your lungs, where they are lethal. Don’t ignore your symptoms; give us a call and get a professional diagnosis.
Other explanations for your symptoms
Many of the symptoms that could indicate vein problems could also be caused by another health issue. We will work closely with your primary doctor to look for alternative explanations for your symptoms. This could include conditions such as spinal stenosis, arthritic hips and knees, or heart/renal/liver failure.
Get pain relief
If you are experiencing pain in your legs or ankles, you may be suffering from swollen veins. When the valves in your leg veins fail, they can no longer withstand the weight of all the blood in them. The blood is pulled downward by gravity and the veins below are put under increased pressure, causing them to press against the nerves, which results in pain. Thankfully, here at Vein Institute of Pinellas, we can often easily treat this sort of problem, allowing you to enjoy a pain-free life again.