Whether you’re not happy with the unsightly appearance of your legs, or you’re suffering from leg pain or swelling that’s straining your quality of life, you’re likely among the 50% of adult Americans with vein disease. Largely looked at as a cosmetic issue, most people don’t realize that vein disease can be a health problem. Some types of vein disease are actually chronic and won’t heal without vein disease treatment in Nashville. Read on to learn more about the basics of vein disease.
What do Nashville residents need to know about vein disease?
Your veins have the important task of moving blood upward against gravity back to your heart. To do this, they have a network of one-way valves that keep blood from falling back down in the veins. If these valves weaken or fail, blood falls backward and collects in the affected vein. This is when complications arise.
The following are common symptoms of vein disease:
- Enlarged and bluish-colored veins under the skin surface (varicose veins)
- Cramping, aching or pain in the legs
- Burning, itching or throbbing veins
- Restless legs at night
- Swollen legs and ankles
- Tired, heavy sensations in the legs and feet
Other more serious side effects can include skin ulcers, difficulty walking or standing, and blood clots in the veins.
During an initial ultrasound examination, our Nashville vein specialist can find out if your symptoms are caused by vein disease and if you might be a candidate for one of our minimally invasive outpatient options for vein removal in Nashville.
If any of these symptoms sound familiar to you, it may be time to find out for sure from one of the best vein doctors in Nashville, and one of the most respected vascular experts in the field. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Tif Siragusa and the team by calling 615-777-0744.