Did you know that veins consist of three layers? Veins are among the major blood vessels responsible for transporting blood from the body to the heart. Veins also have valves that prevent the backward flow of blood.

Usually, when there is a problem with your veins, you develop conditions or symptoms that disrupt your body’s normal functioning. Dr. Atur Kasha DO, offers treatment for vein issues and evaluates the major signs that show your veins have a problem, including swelling, skin discoloration, vein enlargement, and pain. Consult him today to get your treatment for varicose veins.

Dr. Kasha, a general surgeon and an experienced specialist for varicose and spider veins. He also offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for vein problems, such as:

Leg Swelling

Leg swelling may indicate a vascular problem. Immediate treatment is essential when you first notice the swelling.

Usually, it occurs due to fluid accumulation in your legs. It might detect a circulation or heart problem. Hence the need to look for immediate medical assistance.

Many factors may cause your legs to swell, including:

  • Physical inactivity
  • Excessive weight
  • Blood clots
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Leg infection
  • Sitting or standing for long
  • Heart issues

Your provider determines the cause of your swelling through symptoms and medical history review. The diagnosis also involves thorough physical exams and tests such as X-rays, urine tests, blood tests, among other tests. Lifestyle modifications can help treat leg swelling.

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged veins in your leg. They may not always be visible. Other symptoms accompanied by varicose veins include:

  • Dark purple or blue veins
  • Skin discoloration
  • Protruding like veins
  • Aching leg pain
  • Swelling
  • Muscle cramping
  • Pain after standing or sitting

When left untreated varicose veins may worsen. It is best to see a varicose vein doctor when you notice unusual veins.

Some of the factors that may increase your chance of having varicose veins include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Older age
  • Being female
  • Genetics
  • Long periods of sitting and standing

Lifestyle modifications such as regular exercise, avoiding long periods of sitting or standing, weight loss, and wearing compression stockings may help reduce your risk of varicose veins.

Leg Wounds

Leg wounds are also a sign of a health problem. It may involve swelling, itchiness, cramping, or leg heaviness. You may also encounter skin discoloration, pain, wound discharge, warm skin, or tingling.

Leg wounds may develop due to various factors, including medical conditions such as diabetes. Managing your chronic condition can enhance wound healing.

Skin Discoloration

Skin discoloration may be a sign of a vascular problem that needs treatment. skin discoloration may be a result of vein disorders such as:

  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Superficial venous thrombosis
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Peripheral artery disease

Treatments for skin discoloration include:

  • Healthy diets
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Regular exercise
  • Medications
  • Weight loss

Other vein problems that Dr. Kasha treats include:

  • Leg pain
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Peripheral arterial disease

Talk to a Vein and Vascular Specialist Today

Vein problems may worsen when left untreated, affecting your daily life activities. But with proper immediate medical care, you can relieve the symptoms and restore your health. Contact Dr. Kasha at Desert West Vein & Surgery Center to book your consultation.