The veins in your body play an important role in circulation, carrying blood from your various parts of your body back to your heart. Yet, as people age, problems can develop in the veins and cause a variety of complications. One in three Americans over the age of 45 has some kind of vein disease.
Early symptoms may seem minor. However, they can become more serious – and even life-threatening – if they are not treated. Which is why it is important to be aware of symptoms and seek medical advice at the earliest sign of a problem:
Deep Vein thrombosis (DVT)
Deep Vein Thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a large vein. These clots
usually develop in the lower leg, thigh or pelvis.
Pulmonary Embolism? (PE)
Pulmonary Embolism occurs when part or all of a blood clot breaks off and travels to the lungs.
Chronic Venous Disease (CVD)
CVD refers to other chronic conditions related to or caused by veins that become diseased or abnormal. These problems can include:
- Varicose veins and spider veins
- Leg swelling and leg pain
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Leg skin changes
- Leg ulcers
- Vascular Malformations
Lymphedema is a lymphatic obstruction, a blockage of the lymph vessels that drain fluid from tissues throughout the body and allow immune cells to travel where they are needed.