When your veins function properly, your entire body is healthier. Problem vein conditions can range from cosmetic to potentially life-threatening. If you notice changes to veins — bulging, darkening or becoming painful — don’t hesitate to seek expert care. The trained specialists at the Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey are ready to treat your vein conditions, helping you remain healthy and enjoy life without visible veins. Call today for an appointment.Veins and arteries form the circulatory system of your body. Arteries receive the oxygen and nutrient-rich blood from your heart and then deliver it to themuscles, organs and tissue throughout your body. Your veins carry the deoxygenated blood back to your lungsto replenish the oxygen, before returning to your heart to start the cycle over again.
Veins and arteries are essentially one-way streets. To keep the flow going in the right direction,both your veins and arteries have a series of valves that only permit the blood to flow forward. When they’re working correctly, these valves open to allow the blood to pass through, and then close to prevent the blood from returning the same way it came.
Vein conditions can result from several causes, and valve malfunctions are one of the most common culprits. If a valve fails to open and close correctly, blood pools in your veins, which often signals venous issues. Various factors can lead to valve problems, including:
Obesity.Excess body weight places unnecessary stress on your cardiovascular system. Valves suffer significantly more wear and tear. Gender. Pregnancy, hormonal changes and other factors cause females to develop vein problems more than men.
Some symptoms that accompany vein problems — such as when veins begin to bulge or turn dark purple or blue — are apparent, but other symptoms may be less noticeable. Cord-like veins that bulge and twist, and even visible lines on the skin surface,may be symptomatic of vein problems even if they don’t cause pain or discomfort. Untreated, problem veins may begin to burn, throb or pulsate. They can eventually lead to additional discomfort in the area surrounding your veins.
Other symptoms may include:
These symptoms may worsen after prolonged sitting or standing. If you experience any of these symptoms, visit vein specialist Dr. Dmitry Gorelik at the Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey. Don’t settle for a general doctor; learn why you should choose specialist.
Although the symptoms are similar across vein problems, each can result from different conditions and require different treatments. Your northern New Jersey vein specialists are experts at diagnosing and treating your vein problems. Some of the most common vein ailments include:
Sometimes, your vein conditions reflect a serious medical issue that needs attention. These medical ailments may cause or contribute to your visible vein problems.
Communicate honestly and openly with Dr. Dmitry Gorelik, your vein treatment specialist, about your symptoms, lifestyle and habits. He needs this information to accurately assess and treat your vein conditions. Contact the experts at the Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey for a consultation. With three offices — in Parsippany, Old Bridge and Sayreville, NJ — they’re convenient and prepared to eliminate your vein conditions.