Are you are struggling with leg vein issues such as swelling, stiffness, Itchiness, a burning sensation, achy legs or cramps, discolored skin but don’t know if it’s serious enough to warrant a visit to a doctor? Keep this in mind: vein pain is something that you don’t want to play around with. Your veins play a crucial role in your body. They are what pump the blood that’s been dispersed throughout your body back up to your heart.
Both your arteries and veins are types of blood vessels in the cardiovascular system. The big difference is an artery carries blood away from the heart and a vein carries blood back to the heart.
Blood vessels are essential for transporting blood around the body. Blood carries oxygen and other nutrients to the body’s various tissues, allowing them to function.
The heart and blood vessels make up the cardiovascular system. This system contains a complex network of vessels with various structures and function
How Veins are classified:
- Deep veins: These veins usually have a corresponding artery nearby and are in muscle tissue. These veins may have a one-way valve to prevent blood from flowing backward.
- Superficial veins: These veins do not have an artery with the same name nearby and are close to the surface of the skin. They may also have a one-way valve.
- Connecting veins: These small veins allow blood to flow from the superficial veins to the deep veins.
At We’re So Vain, Dr. Azia is a Vein Expert in:
Carotid Artery Disease:
An ultrasound is performed here in our New London office to screen the carotid arteries (a pair of blood vessels in the neck that deliver blood to your brain) for buildup of fatty plaque. This buildup, called atherosclerosis, is one of the leading causes of stroke.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD):
An ultrasound is performed in our office to screen for PAD because it increases the risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack, or stroke
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA):
An ultrasound is performed in our office to screen the abdominal aorta for the presence of an enlargement or aneurysm. AAA can lead to a ruptured aortic artery, which is a serious medical emergency.
Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when your leg veins don’t allow blood to flow back up to your heart. Normally, the valves in your veins make sure that blood flows toward your heart. But when these valves don’t work well, blood can also flow backwards. This can cause blood to collect (pool) in your legs.Pain, swelling, leg cramps, skin changes, varicose veins and ulcers.
Stop struggling with leg pain and discomfort!
Call We’re So Vain, the Vein Specialists at 860-443-3202
for a consultation with board certified surgeon Dr. Gregory Azia.
Consultation is covered by most insurance companies.