Tennessee Vein Center: Types of Vein Disease Treated
According to the Cleveland Clinic, nearly 1 in 20 adults are affected by chronic venous insufficiency or vein disease.
At Tennessee Vein Center, we understand the worry that can come with new or worsening vein disease symptoms, especially if they take a toll on your health or everyday life.
We diagnose and treat all vein diseases, from spider veins to deep vein thrombosis. Our highly-trained team of venous experts is experienced in advanced non-surgical alternatives and provides innovative care to help treat various vein diseases.
Let’s explore vein disease in further detail, including an answer to “What is vein disease?”, an overview of the signs of vein disease, and a deeper look at exactly what causes vein disease.
Continue reading to learn more.
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.
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.
These small, damaged veins often appear on the skin’s surface with a spider-web-like appearance. An irregularly functioning vein valve causes them.
These common pin-head-like lesions appear on the skin in a bright red color.
They are usually harmless and unrelated to underlying conditions but can cause random bleeding in a high-contact area.
Quick and easy removal is the best treatment option.
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 or breast augmentation surgery.
Telangiectasias, or facial veins, are pink, red, or purple in appearance.
They commonly occur around the nose, chin, and cheeks.
Genetics can play a significant role in their development, along with chronic sun exposure, alcoholic beverages, hot and spicy foods, rosacea, and environmental irritants.
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.
A venous lake is a type of vascular malformation commonly occurring 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.