Vein disease is very common condition where veins become diseased or abnormal. What starts as a small issue can lead to potentially dangerous complications, including:
Venous insufficiency occurs when the valves in the veins are not functioning properly (or insufficient), and the blood which should be going back to the heart pools in the legs.
Varicose veins are large, bumpy veins seen snaking down the leg. These enlarged veins are caused when the valves in the veins–that help move the blood from the feet back upward toward the heart—don’t work properly.
Some Risk Factors Include
Family history of varicose veins, leg swelling, or leg ulcers
Occupational hazards: sitting or standing for long periods of time (>8 hours/day)
History of blood clot in the leg veins or deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Do You Have Symptoms?
Bulging varicose veins
Skin discoloration of lowers legs (usually on shins)
Bleeding varicose veins
There are alternatives to traditional surgery. Evolve Medical can treat PAD with a minimally-invasive, image-guided treatment that avoids traditional surgery that often requires hospital stays and lengthy recoveries.
Evolve Medical is Utah’s first outpatient interventional radiology clinic, specializing in the latest medical technology to offer advanced medical procedures that result in superior treatment, faster recovery, and a better patient experience for many conditions. Please visit our website at evolve-med.com to learn about the comprehensive treatment options for a range of health conditions.