Vein disorders, or venous insufficiency, are medical conditions in which a person’s veins are unable to properly transport blood from the legs back to the heart. There are several diseases that fall under these types of disorders:
Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)
Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
Chronic Venous Disease (CVD)
Vein disease is incredibly common — and manageable. But if left untreated, what starts as a small issue can lead to potentially dangerous complications.
Venous insufficiency is more common in women than in men. It’s also more likely to occur in adults over the age of 50.
There are other risk factors that include:
Varicose veins diminish your athletic performance.
Physical activities that require your legs to support heavier weight over prolonged periods of time such as weightlifting, skiing, backpacking and repetitive motion sports such as running, cycling and tennis put a lot of stress on your leg veins. These activities can damage the delicate valves of your vein circulation and aggravate your vein condition.
Consult with your doctor for more information.
Symptoms of Venous Insufficiency range from being cosmetic to the potentially life-threatening, so it’s important to have a vein screening completed to prevent issues in the future!
If yes, you may have Venous Insufficiency!
Without treatment, a minor problem with your veins can get much worse. So it’s important to see a doctor.
Schedule an appointment with our vein team to get an expert opinion.
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