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Are you suffering from vein disease? If so, and you are left untreated, you are at risk to develop serious leg conditions such as leg ulcers and more.
While vein disease affects millions of men and women across the country, it can affect each person in a different way.
However, the best decision you can make it to seek the services of a board-certified vein expert at the first sign of complications.
What are the Early Signs of Vein Disease?
During the early stages of vein disease, it is likely that you will notice the appearance of spider veins.
Spider veins are the small web-shaped veins on the surface of your skin.
You may also develop varicose veins which tend to be larger and more prominent than spider veins.
Varicose veins can sometimes be painful, itchy, tingly, or become swollen and uncomfortable.
What Are the Later Signs of Vein Disease?
If the early symptoms remain untreated, your vein disease will likely worsen.
Common stages that may develop later on including skin changes and swelling.
Some changes that can happen for your skin include discoloration of the skin on your legs and ankles that may become red or pale.
Additionally, this swelling and discoloration can even lead to the development of venous leg ulcers which can become extremely painful open wounds on your skin that is prone to infection.
What Are the Risk Factors?
If you are over the age of 50, pregnant, overweight, or have a family history of vein disease you may be likely to develop it over the years.
Similarly, patients who are required to stand or sit for a long period of time or people who smoke are also likely to develop vein issues.
Treat Your Vein Disease in Maryland
If you believe that you may be suffering from vein disease it is important that you seek medical services at the first sign of disease.
Contact our office online or call The Vein Center of Maryland at (410) 970-2314 today to schedule your consultation with one of our vein experts.