Chronic Venous Disease (CVD)
Chronic Venous Disease: What You Need to Know
Chronic venous disease is a common disorder that occurs when the veins in your body become incapable of efficiently returning blood to the heart. This can result in minor problems like heaviness in the legs, or aching and unattractive looking veins. It can also bring on more significant problems like swelling, changes in skin color, ... read more
Causes of Lymphedema
A good lymphatic system is essential to a healthy body. The system circulates the lymph fluid-rich in proteins- all through the body, collecting waste products, viruses and bacteria. The lymphatic system carries these harmful materials through lymph vessels, leading to the lymph nodes. Lymphocytes then filter out the waste, which are then flushed out from ... read more
Although many people look forward to the spring and summer months, there a lot of men and women who dread the warmer weather. They dread it because they suffer from vein disorders. Two of the most common vein disorders are spider veins and varicose veins. Although similar, spider and varicose veins have many differences. Spider ... read more
Treating Venous Leg Ulcers
Venous leg ulcers are associated with advanced vein diseases. They manifest in the form of sores or break in your skin and can indicate that you have had vein disease for a long time. Of course, there can be other causes of similar ulceration including autoimmune diseases, skin cancers, arterial insufficiency associated with atherosclerosis, and ... read more
Can vein disease be prevented?
Chronic venous disease (CVD) runs the gamut from small, dilated veins in the skin, which are often referred to as “spider veins”, to chronic inflammation of the lower leg, and even skin ulceration. Somewhere in the middle is varicose vein disease and chronic swelling of the lower leg due to venous hypertension. Although these problems ... read more
How bad is my vein disease?
Keywords: chronic venous disease, chronic venous insufficiency, spider veins, varicose veins, venous ulceration, inflammation, CEAP classification Vein disease is often visible and often recognized by patients when they have the appearance of visibly abnormal varicose veins, or spider veins. Patients often ask, “how bad is my vein disease? In 1994 an international committee of experts ... read more
What is chronic venous disease?
Advanced vein disease with chronic inflammation and venous ulceration. Key terms: chronic venous disease, varicose veins, spider veins, reflux, increased pressure, inflammation Chronic venous disease occurs when the veins in the body become incapable of efficient return of the blood to the heart. This happens most commonly in the lower extremities, or legs, of adults. ... read more