Venous Disease Symptoms

Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Other Vein Diseases

Vein diseases affect an estimated 40% of the U.S. population, occurring most often in women and individuals over the age of 50. Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a commonly occurring venous disease that affects more than 200,000 Americans each year and leads to varicose veins, swelling, and eventually even leg ulcers. Because vein disease can lead to other, more serious problems, it is important to have vein screenings to monitor the health of your veins. Summit Skin & Vein Care provides free vein screenings to check for vein disease in Lee’s Summit. Our convenient location is easily accessible to the entire Kansas City region.

Symptoms of Varicose Veins & Venous Disease

  • Aching, throbbing, or tired feeling in the legs
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Leg cramps
  • Rashes and itching on the skin
  • Poor wound healing and open sores
  • Discoloration of the skin

You may not realize that you have venous insufficiency when the typical bulging varicose veins are not visible. However, all of the above symptoms can be an indication of vein disease. This can lead to further complications if left untreated. While healthy veins have a closed valve that only allows blood flow in one direction, varicose veins allow the blood to flow in both directions. This eventually leads to visible swelling of the veins, as well as the other symptoms listed above.

What are venous disorders?

A venous disorder is any condition that damages your veins. Veins are the vessels that bring blood back to your heart after your body has used the oxygen in the blood. Chronic Venous Insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, and spider veins are some of the most common venous disorders.

Free Vein Screenings

At Summit Skin & Vein Care, our expert free vein screenings can help determine the health of your veins. During our vein screenings, we check for improper blood flow within the superficial system. We will also discuss your vein treatment options and any other questions or concerns you have about your veins. Call us today in the Kansas City and Lee’s Summit areas at (816) 533-4398

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