Veins are designed to push back oxygen rich blood towards the heart. When the muscles in the body contract, the valves open and allow blood to freely move through the veins. Once the muscles relaxes the valves close, which also helps blood to flow through the veins.
In the event that the valves inside of the veins become diseased or damaged, the valves may not be able to close properly, resulting in improper blood flow.
In this post we are going to explore some of the common reasons why blood flow through the veins can be affected.
Common Types of Venous Diseases
Deep Vein Thrombosis: Also known as DVT, deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein. If left untreated, the blood clot can break off and make its way to the lung, which can be a life threatening health issue.
Varicose and Spider Veins: When the bloods vessels weaken, it can enhance the appearance of varicose and spider veins. This can occur when a valve malfunctions, causing a disruption is blood flow which can result in blood pooling and may also cause the veins to swell.
Blood Clots: Clots can be found all over the body, including the lungs (pulmonary embolism) and the brain (cerebral vein thrombosis).
Superficial Venous Thrombosis: This occurs when a blood clot forms develops in a vein that is close to the surface of the skin. People with superficial clots my develop pain or swelling near the clot site.
Schedule An Appointment
Would you like to learn more about your vascular health, visit our team at Varicose to Perfect for the care you need. We offer a full range of treatment options for varicose and spider veins. Visit our Springboro, OH office to learn more about your treatment options. To schedule a consultation, call 937.303.4500 today.