We use minimally invasive therapies to treat venous diseases, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and chronic venous insufficiency. Studies have shown a connection between varicose veins and DVT, although the link between pulmonary embolism (PE) is not as clear and requires further research. In cases of severe varicose veins, there is an increased risk of developing DVT. DVT can lead to pulmonary embolism, a serious condition that occurs when a blood clot breaks off from the deep vein thrombosis.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that people with varicose veins are five times more likely to develop deep vein thrombosis. Varicose veins are dilated superficial veins that can affect both men and women of any age group, starting in adolescence. Risk factors include pregnancy, weight gain, long periods of standing, and family history of varicose veins. Varicose veins can cause pain, ankle swelling, night cramps, or a feeling of fatigue or heaviness in the legs after prolonged periods of standing.
If left untreated, they can progress and cause skin damage such as darkening of the skin or even ulcers. Venous insufficiency, which causes the appearance of varicose veins, can lead to venous hypertension. This can cause serious inflammatory reactions in the vein walls and weaken the veins and vascular system. This cascade of symptoms can result in leg pain, heaviness, cramps, and fatigue.
As vein disease progresses, it can also affect skin health and cause discoloration or changes in skin tone, as well as sores or ulcers. The presence and treatment of one or two large, wavy varicose veins never constitute a comprehensive treatment for venous disease. It is important to understand why varicose vein disease is a medical condition and not an aesthetic issue lies in the pathophysiology of venous disease. Treating varicose veins in St. Louis is the best way to avoid the onset of more serious health problems in the future. Surgeons also treat venous diseases such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), varicose veins, spider veins, and venous reflux.
Many doctors point to these underlying venous conditions when it comes to the development of varicose veins and spider veins, as well as the potential risk of developing more serious deep vein thrombosis which can ultimately result in a fatal pulmonary embolism. Dr. Wright is a highly qualified vein doctor from St. Louis who can provide the best individualized treatment for venous disease. The effect of venous disease on venous circulation is significant; it is an inherited venous circulation disorder that causes progressive rupture of the valves inside the veins. Unfortunately, most people have been incorrectly taught that these veins are just an aesthetic issue when in fact they are a symptom of a progressively worsening medical condition.
Any condition that can inhibit the body's ability to carry blood back to the heart can aggravate it; this includes sitting for long periods or taking extended plane trips which reduce muscle contraction and increase risk for circulatory problems related to the veins and possible deep vein thrombosis in the future. MINT accepts most major health insurances and insurance covers treatments for venous diseases. Understanding the risks associated with vein disease treatments in St. Louis, Missouri is essential for avoiding more serious health problems down the line.