Venous problems, such as varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and chronic venous insufficiency, all develop as a result of damaged vein walls and reduced blood flow to the heart.
At Dignity Health North State, our cardiovascular specialists are dedicated to the prevention and treatment of venous conditions and leg vein problems in Northern California. To meet with an expert near you, Find a Doctor online.
Symptoms of Vein Problems
One of the most common symptoms of blood vessel disorders is the unsightly appearance of large, varicose veins, usually in the legs. Other signs of a vein problem include swelling in a limb, such as the feet and hands, skin wounds that are slow to heal, and aches and pains.
In some cases, venous problems can become life-threatening if a blood clot moves into a vessel in the lungs.
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Causes of Vein Problems
Blood vessel disorders are caused by damage to valves inside the veins which help control blood flow in the venous system. These one-way valves function to help move blood toward the heart. If these are damaged in any way, it can cause blood to collect in the vein, causing them to balloon out if the vein wall is weak. Swelling also occurs because the pooling blood causes the surrounding tissue to swell. This is most often seen in the legs.
Vein damage is often the result of extended sitting or standing, the process of aging, or a combination of reduced mobility and aging.
Treating Venous Problems at Dignity Health North State
Our doctors focus on treating blood vessel disorders through noninvasive therapies and minimally invasive procedures, which can include medications, compression therapy, and surgery. The goal of care is to prevent the formation of blood clots, reduce symptoms of pain and swelling, and restore vein function.
Talk with a Dignity Health North State doctor about a prevention strategy that includes an appropriate level of physical activity to promote good blood flow. We’re ready to be your partner in better health.
Dignity Health North State offers expertise in vein problems, such as deep vein thrombosis, in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.