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Causes of Vein Disease and how NY VeinClinics eliminates them.

The cardiovascular system, composed of the heart, arteries and veins, is responsible for blood circulation in the body. Arteries are blood vessels that take oxygenated blood from the heart to different parts of the body. Veins are responsible for transporting deoxygenated blood back to the heart from different parts of the body to add oxygen. Together, these three components of the cardiovascular system ensure that blood is well supplied with oxygen and flowing easily through the body.
Veins in the legs are more susceptible to problems because of their distance from the heart. Deoxygenated blood that is pumped up from your legs must travel a longer distance while also pushing against the force of gravity. Even a slight damage to the veins can cause blood to get trapped in the veins leading to bigger problems and vein disease.

Causes of Vein Disease

There are valves inside the veins in your legs pointing upwards that keep the blood from flowing down. When the heart contracts during a normal beat, it pulls the blood up. The valves close when the heart expands, preventing the blood from flowing in the opposite direction.
Vein disease develops when the valves stop working properly and let the blood flow back. This causes blood to pool in the lower leg veins. The condition slowly becomes worse over a period of time. The problem becomes visible in the form of the following conditions.

• Swollen ankles or legs

• Blood clots visible through the skin

• Darkening of the leg skin

• Celluptes

• Itchy rashes on legs

• Recurrent sores

• Spider veins

• Varicose veins

• Leg aches and pain

• Ulcers

There are three types of veins in the legs where problems can occur;

• Superficial veins that lie close to the skin

• Deep veins that lie between or under the muscles

• Perforating veins that connect the deep veins to the superficial veins

Vein problems can occur in all three types of veins and manifest through different symptoms.

Vein Disease Signs and Symptoms

Vein disease symptoms can range from mild itching to sharp pain, swelling and discoloration. Ignoring the early symptoms may cause the problem to disappear for a while but it returns after some time with greater severity.

• Spider veins are a common symptom of the problem where a web of thin blue or purple veins appears under the skin, on the legs

• Varicose veins are thick, bulging, rope-like veins that become visible on the skin

• Ulcers near ankles are also a symptom of vein disease

• Some patients also experience changes in skin color and texture in the lower legs suggesting problems with superficial veins

• Unexplained shooting pain and itching is another symptom of possible vein disease

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are blood vessels that have become enlarged and appear on the skin. They are usually shaped like bulging, twisting ropes. They can be blue, purple, or flesh-colored. The veins commonly appear on the inner and front thighs, back of calves or any other area on the leg.
The veins can also enlarge deep under the surface of your skin. Since the valves inside varicose veins are damaged, blood starts to pool. This creates a pressure that is higher than the one created by healthy veins.
It is this excess pressure that pushes fluids around the veins into the nearby tissues. This causes the affected person’s legs to become swelled and they start feeling tired and achy.

Reticular and Spider Veins

Reticular or spider veins are thin superficial veins (generally less than one millimeter in diameter). Even though they are much narrower than varicose veins, they are still visible due to changes in color.
They are considered a mild form of vein disorder. They usually don’t have any visible signs and do not cause pain. Located just under the skin, the veins often look similar to a blue, red or purple spider web; hence the name.
Spider veins can affect a big or small area of the legs. The affected person usually doesn’t experience any discomfort. However, if the deep veins connected with them inside the muscles are affected, they can cause some pain.

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