what is vein disease
Specialized treatment for varicose and spider veins by the best vascular specialists in NC
Healthy veins are vital for a healthy life. Veins work hard to transport our blood through the body and up to the lungs and heart, before our arteries take over and the cycle starts afresh. The circulatory system cycles like this thousands of times in a single lifetime. Healthy veins easily manage to carry blood up into the heart while fighting the backward pull of gravity. Most cases of vein disease are strongly connected to genetics, but lots of time spent standing or sitting can also increase the chances of our veins to malfunction. Veins have stretchy walls and tiny valves that close to keep blood from flowing backward. Veins harden as we age, which allows blood to pool and the veins to become swollen, twisted and sometimes painful.
Novant Health Vein Specialists considers the venous system as a whole rather than as individual parts.
At Novant Health Vein Specialists, we understand the complex interplay between the deep and superficial systems of veins within the legs, and our team of board-certified vascular surgeons are the best vascular specialists in NC. With a focus on providing the most effective and long-lasting results for our patients, we offer a comprehensive venous workup that includes ultrasound evaluation to identify any underlying vein problems before treating the external signs of vein disease.
The deep system of veins plays a critical role in returning the majority of venous blood from the legs to the pelvis, while the superficial system accounts for 5% or less. However, leakiness in the superficial veins is responsible for over 95% of the issues seen by our team of experts. That’s why our ultrasound evaluation of the lower extremity venous systems is an essential part of our comprehensive venous workup.
By identifying any underlying vein problems, we can ensure that we address the root cause of the issue and provide the most effective treatment plan for our patients. For instance, before removing bulging veins in the calf, we first identify the underlying leaky vein and seal it, reducing the chance of other bulging veins developing in the future.
At Novant Health Vein Specialists, we are committed to providing the best possible care for our patients. Our team of board-certified vascular surgeons has extensive knowledge and experience in treating all types of vein disorders, and we take pride in delivering personalized and compassionate care to every patient we see. Trust us to be your go-to source for the best vascular specialists in NC.
Upwards of 25 million individuals in the United States experience some type of venous disorder, and most of the sufferers are women. If you are affected by vein disease, please know you have painless treatments available to you. The most frequently occurring disorders are varicose veins, venous insufficiency and spider veins. Though not usually life-threatening, vein disorders negatively affect your circulatory system and, if left untreated, lead to more concerning conditions, such as ulcers, blood clots, stroke, and death.
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Novant Health Vein Specialists physicians specialize in a number of state-of-the-art venous procedures and diagnostic tests. To find out more about them, and how these treatments may help you or a loved one, complete the form below and one of our specialists will contact you.