If you have questions about vein disease treatment in Orlando, FL, schedule a consultation with us at Heart and Vascular Care with locations in Orlando, Waterford Lakes, Longwood and Kissimmee. Dr. Pradip Baiju and our team are ready to discuss the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of vein disease.
What is Vein Disease?
Vein disease is a common problem where damaged vein walls impede the proper flow of blood through the circulatory system. Improper blood flow can cause the blood to build up inside the veins, which often leads to the development of other disorders. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, nearly 15 percent of people in the U.S. have some type of vein disease with varicose veins and spider veins being the most common problem.
Treating Vein Disease
In most cases, varicose veins and spider veins are cosmetic problems. However, leaving them untreated can lead to severe medical issues over time. Our team of experienced medical specialists are ready to provide vein disease treatment in Orlando, FL at one of our offices located in Waterford Lakes, Longwood, Kissimmee and Orlando.
If you have a mild case, we can treat varicose and spider veins using compression socks or stockings to enhance blood flow and improve circulation through the ankles and legs. Or, we'll use radiofrequency or laser ablation to destroy damaged veins and redirect blood flow through healthy veins. We can also inject a solution into the damaged veins to cause them to collapse and fade. In some cases, we'll recommend surgery to remove damaged veins.
Difference Between Spider Veins and Varicose Veins
Although many people think these two vein disorders are the same, they're actually quite different. Varicose veins are large and bulge out of the skin and in some instances cause people to experience pain and discomfort. Spider veins are small and web-like in appearance (and typically don't bulge out of the skin). However, both are the result of blood buildup inside the veins.
It's critical to have a medical specialist evaluate both disorders. Blood can clot inside damaged veins, which can put you at a higher risk of developing a pulmonary embolism. Additionally, varicose veins can lead to a tingling sensation or pain in your legs, and some patients are at higher risk of developing open sores.
To learn more about vein disease treatment in Orlando, FL, schedule a consultation at one of our locations in Orlando, Waterford Lakes, Longwood and Kissimmee with Dr. Baiju and our team at Heart and Vascular Care by calling us at (407) 730-8970.