Bulging veins on your legs may manifest as unsightly varicose veins at the top and spider veins at the bottom of the leg. You should visit your Los Angeles vein specialist to diagnose the vein disorder and create a treatment plan with long-term results.
Veins are the blood vessels that carry deoxygenated blood from all parts of the body and organs back to the heart so it can replenished with oxygen and nutrition to keep your body healthy and fully functional. But the veins carrying blood from your legs have to perform their duty against gravity with the help of muscles around them.
About 90 percent of the blood in the veins is carried by the deep veins that are lie deep within the skin. The connecting and superficial veins carry the remaining 10 percent from tissues close to the surface of the skin, and are usually visible through the skin. When the deep veins in your legs have challenges getting blood to your heart, it begins to build up in the superficial veins and causes them to enlarge and possibly erupt.
These veins become even more visible on the surface of the leg, resulting in unsightly problems such as:
In addition to these physical signs of leg vein disorder, you may also experience other symptoms such as muscle cramps (mostly at night), swollen feet and ankles, pain and heaviness in the legs, burning sensation in the legs, and even lower leg ulceration, skin dermatitis, and skin discoloration in advanced cases.
While visible leg veins are not life threatening, it is still important to restore healthy circulation to your legs to manage the symptoms and for cosmetic improvement. Your Camarillo vein doctor will access the health of your leg veins using visual inspection and ultrasound diagnostic tests to determine whether medical intervention is necessary.
A Venous Duplex Ultrasound exam is used to map the normal and abnormal veins in your legs, which helps to determine the cause, extent, and severity of the problem. Those with a family history of blood clots may require additional tests.
There are different treatments for visible leg veins depending on the nature and severity of the disorder. While ‘lifestyle’ adjustments such as walking, raising your legs regularly during the day, wearing loose clothing and flat shows, taking dietary supplements and medications help to manage the symptoms, their effects are short-lived and do not necessarily prevent the progression of underlying venous conditions.
To treat existing leg veins and prevent new ones from emerging, we may recommend one of the several non-surgical, minimally invasive vein treatments available, including Microphlebectomy, Sclerotherapy, and Laser vein therapy. Please contact us @ 844.778.3467 or contact us online here to determine the best treatment for your leg veins problem.
If you are suffering from bulging leg veins in or near Los Angeles or Ventura County, we may help you resolve this issue using advanced technology & treatment options provided to Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley & more!
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