Veins are an extremely important part of the system that helps the blood travel throughout the body and to the heart. When veins are damaged, you can develop circulatory problems and clots which can affect your quality of life. Certain vein diseases can also cause aesthetic issues that can make you feel uncomfortable to show your body off in public.
Types of Vein Diseases That May Affect You
There are a few different types of common vein diseases, and some are more life-threatening than others. Some vein diseases may affect the functionality of your veins, whereas others may just cause cosmetic discomfort and may make your veins very noticeable to others, making you feel uncomfortable in public.
Some of the common types of vein diseases are:
- Varicose Veins- This type of vein disease can cause the veins to be swollen near the surface of the skin and may make your veins noticeable to others. Varicose veins are a common issue that many people struggle with and while they may not be life-threatening, they can make it difficult for you to feel comfortable in your own skin. Varicose veins typically occur around the legs, but can also occur around the anus, where they’re identified as hemorrhoids.
- Superficial Thrombophlebitis- This is when the vein becomes inflamed and usually occurs when there’s a blood clot nearby. It can be classified as superficial when it occurs near the surface of the skin and is usually identified as a red and tender vein.
- Deep-Vein Thrombophlebitis- Similar to superficial thrombophlebitis, this usually occurs much farther below the surface of the skin and can be extremely dangerous. It can affect the blood flow in the vein and can result in more serious outcomes.
Contact Your Cardiologist Today
No matter which vein disease you’re dealing with, your cardiologist can help you address any of the issues that you may be struggling with. Be sure to contact Dr. Pradip Baiju at Heart and Vascular Care, P.A., to learn more about vein diseases and how they may be affecting you.