About 70% women and 30% men will develop some sort of venous disorders (vein diseases) in their lifetime. Although varicose veins and spider veins are an aesthetic issue and are not dangerous to your health, in some patients they can create complications.
When the normal circulation of blood flow is hindered by malfunctioning of one-way valves in the veins, complications occur. Valves that are functioning properly keep the blood flowing towards the heart. In healthy veins, when the leg muscles contract, the valves open to move the blood forward to the heart, when they relax, the valves close and prevent the blood from moving backwards. If these valves are not working as they should, blood can flow backwards and create pressure in the veins.
There are three types of veins in the leg — Superficial, Communicating and Deep Veins. The superficial veins lie just under the skin and carry about 15% of the blood in your legs. Communicating veins are connectors
to the deeper
veins. The deep veins lie within the muscle of the leg and carry most of the blood flow in your legs, approximately 85%.
Venous disease cause spider veins, varicose veins, leg swelling, leg pain, skin changes in the leg, leg ulcers, and phlebitis. Venous diseases occur for a number of reasons, including family history, obesity, hormonal changes such as pregnancy, prolonged standing, and trauma.
The professionals at Coast Cardiovascular Consultants PLLC
have the skills and the experience to thoroughly examine and diagnose these issues, so that steps can be taken to keep them from affecting your health.
Call us at 228-392-7429 (Biloxi location) or at
228-875-5585 (Ocean Springs location) today!
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