If you are currently suffering from some type of vein disease, know that you are not alone. In fact, it is estimated that more than 80 million Americans are battling with one form of vein disease or another. The vast majority of vein diseases are only seen as small cosmetic annoyances. They may make your legs, your arms or another part of your body look less attractive than you want it to be. However, some vein conditions can be life-threatening if they are not treated through the proper vein treatments.
The interesting thing about vein diseases is the insidious nature that they take on. Many of them start out very small. They are problems that you just can’t detect. However, over time the condition gets progressively worse. That’s why we encourage patients to seek vein treatments for their vein disease early on.
One reason you may want to look into vein treatments is because you are simply not happy with the way that your veins look. Varicose veins and spider veins can create a serious aesthetic concern for a lot of people. These veins will usually show up somewhere on your legs or your face. And while it is not impossible, it is extremely difficult to try to get rid of them safely without professional vein treatments. For patients who have these veins on prominent parts of their body, a minimally-invasive treatment like sclerotherapy might be just what they need to eliminate the veins without having extensive downtime or a lot of discomfort.
As vein diseases get worse, you may notice that your ankles or your legs are changing color. This happens when there are blockages in your veins. As the disease worsens, it gets harder for blood to reach to and from your extremities. This is especially noticeable in your legs or in your ankles because this is where your blood needs to fight against gravity the most. Since the blood is not circulating through these appendages like it used to, the result is a change in the skin color of these areas. Any change in your skin color associated with vein disease is a sign that the condition is getting progressively worse.
You may also want to seek vein treatments at our office if your vein disease is resulting in pain or discomfort. In some instances, the pain or discomfort may just be mild. However, in other instances, it can become severe and even debilitating. You may experience a shooting pain, numbness, discomfort or a persistent pain.
Fortunately, we have multiple types of vein treatments available at Smith Vein Institute, and it is only by sitting down and discussing your condition with a qualified medical professional like Dr. Smith that you will be able to determine which treatment is right for you. Do not be afraid to ask questions. Our doctor and his team will help you come up with a solution for your vein problems. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Concord Township or Middlefield!