Vein Disease

Tennessee Vein Center: Types of Vein Disease Treated

Offering comprehensive vascular care for all types of vein-related conditions

At Tennessee Vein Center, we understand the anxiety that can come with vein disease symptoms, especially before you’ve been diagnosed.

Our highly trained medical staff are experienced in advanced non-surgical alternatives and provide innovative treatment options to help treat the full spectrum of all types of vein diseases.

Vein Disease Symptoms & Causes

Vein disease is an umbrella term for a type of vein-related condition causing improper functioning of the veins throughout the body.

Vein disease can be caused by various underlying conditions and factors, including:

  • Genetics
  • Long periods of sitting or standing
  • High blood pressure in the legs
  • Blood clots
  • Smoking

Symptoms range from mild to severe and most often affect the legs. The most common symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Cramping

Because many vein diseases come with little to no symptoms during their first stages, most patients ask, “why treat veins?” Getting your veins examined and receiving a proper diagnosis promptly is essential to mitigate the risk of symptom elevation or long-term complications.

Types of Vein Diseases We Treat

The most common vein-related conditions and diseases that we treat are included in the table below. Read on to learn more.

Bleeding From Veins

Spontaneous and sudden bleeding from a vein is known as phleborrhagia. Veins can burst and rupture when they become enlarged and weakened due to underlying vein disease.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

This vein condition occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein within the body, most often in the lower leg, thigh, or pelvis. If left untreated, it can lead to a severe medical emergency.

Leg Ulcers

The most common type of ulceration, leg ulcers are open leg sores caused by poor blood circulation in the veins. They are often due to an underlying vein disease affecting your vein valves.

Spider Veins

These small, damaged veins often appear on the skin’s surface with a spider-web-like appearance. They’re caused by an irregularly functioning vein valve.

Varicose Veins

Affecting about 23% of Americans each year, these enlarged, twisted veins are caused by damaged valves that allow blood to flow backward, which can lead to more serious venous insufficiency if left untreated.

Superficial Phlebitis

Phlebitis means inflammation of a vein.

Most cases of phlebitis in the legs are due to blood clots on a superficial or deep level.

Cherry Angiomas

These common pin-head-like lesions appear on the skin in a bright red color.

They are usually harmless and are not tied to any underlying conditions, but they can cause random bleeding if they’re in a high-contact area.

Quick and easy removal is the best treatment option.

Chest Veins

Unwanted chest veins are a common problem for women. They are often caused by pregnancy, breast augmentation surgery, or chronic sun exposure.

Blue-green reticular veins may become more pronounced following changes in the breast tissues, while small red spider veins are often a result of chronic sun exposure.

Facial Veins

Telangiectasias, or facial veins, are pink, red, or purple in appearance.

They commonly occur around the nose, chin, and cheeks.

Genetics can play a large role in their development, along with chronic sun exposure, alcoholic beverages, hot and spicy foods, rosacea, and environmental irritants.

Port Wine Stain

Port wine stains are a type of birthmark made up of a collection of blood vessels.

They can be pink, red, or dark maroon in color. They tend to darken in color over time as a child grows into adulthood.

Venous Lakes

A venous lake is a type of vascular malformation that commonly occurs on the lips. They are dome-shaped and result from a collection of enlarged veins under the skin.

They are typically dark purple or blue in appearance.

If a venous lake is large and raised, it can become irritated, itchy, and sore. For most, venous lakes can bleed easily when directly impacted.

State-of-the-art Vein Disease Care in Eastern Tennessee

If you’re living with vein disease or are experiencing new or worsening symptoms consistent with a vein-related condition, our team of caring and compassionate experts in Eastern Tennessee is here to help. Are you concerned that you may have undiagnosed vein disease? Explore other causes and related symptoms now.

We encourage you to schedule an appointment today for a comprehensive diagnosis, personalized care plan, and minimally-invasive treatment options.