Understanding how your heart and veins work is one way to prevent vein diseases. Arteries are responsible for carrying blood from the heart to all parts of the body. On the other hand, the veins carry it from all parts of the body back to the heart, and the cycle continues. Your veins have strategically placed valves, which prevents the blood from flowing backwards. If the veins have a problem sending the blood from your limbs back to the heart, the condition is referred to as venous insufficiency or venous disease. This condition is treatable. Many vein specialists can correct this condition, but the problem will be rectified professionally and effectively when you meet Dr. Danny Harrison.
Many factors can lead to this problem, though the leading factor is blood clots or what is referred to as deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis, also referred to as DVT, occurs in a deep leg vein and runs through the calf and thigh muscles, but most cases form on the calf muscle. Anyone can be a victim of DVTs. At least one out of a thousand people in the US get affected by it at least once each year.
The other factor for venous disease is varicose veins. These are large, visible, swollen and twisted veins. They are often dark purple or appear blue. Varicose veins happen when the faulty valves in your veins allow the blood to flow backwards or to pools. It is thought that up to 23% of all adults are affected by this vein condition.
Venous disease can be prevented, treated, or managed even though you might have a family history of the disease. A good doctor will reveal to you simple steps that you can use to prevent or manage the disease. They can recommend the steps that you can take to lower your chances of getting the condition.
The causes of Venous Disease
As seen above, this condition is most of the time caused by varicose veins or blood clots in your veins. When the blood moves forward through your veins, but it gets obstructed as it is witnessed with blood clots, blood will build up under the clot, leading to venous insufficiency. In the case of varicose veins, the valves are either impaired, missing, or leaks backwards. There are also cases whereby there is a weakness in the leg muscle, which squeezes the blood forward. The condition is more common among women than men, and in most cases, adults above the age of 80 are more likely to get it. Other risks of this condition include:
At Sky Vein & Aesthetics, you will find help for this condition and many other diseases as this is a general surgery and aesthetics provider. Other services you will receive here include ultherapy, PDO thread lifts, wrinkle reduction, skincare, and skincare products. Schedule your consultation to bring to an end your vein problems.