A vascular doctor, also known as a phlebologist, is a medical professional specializing in vascular health and vein treatments. You should see a vascular doctor whenever you have the signs and symptoms of vein problems. The most obvious signs and symptoms of vein disease include spider veins and varicose veins, but you should also consult a vascular doctor for symptoms that seem unrelated. Below, we highlight some of the situations when you should consult a vein treatment center in NJ.
When you have ugly spider veins and varicose veins
You should consult our board-certified vascular surgeons if you have spider veins and varicose veins. Spider veins are dense clusters of red, blue, or purple veins that appear on the skin’s surface, expanding outwards from a central location. They don’t bulge out of the skin’s surface, but they still look hideous. Varicose veins are large blood vessels that bulge out of the skin’s surface, looking like a mass of tangled, twisted, and knotted ropes. They can be red, green, blue, purple, or skin-colored. Our minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments can remove the unhealthy veins, restoring your legs’ beauty.
When you feel self-conscious about your vein problems
You should schedule an appointment with our vein doctors in NJ because vein problems can cause severe self-consciousness and anxiety. Spider veins can initially be hidden under your clothes. But as they continue spreading and you develop varicose veins, it becomes harder to hide them underneath your clothes. Patients with spider veins and varicose veins eventually start wearing oversized clothes to conceal their vein problems and stop going to social events that involve wearing bikinis or swimsuits, such as beach parties. This can lead to self-imposed isolation and social anxiety.
When you have the signs and symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency
Chronic venous insufficiency is a medical condition wherein your vein valves collapse, and blood accumulates in your leg veins. It leads to increased pressure on the walls of your leg veins, leading to the outward protrusion of blood vessels. While spider veins and varicose veins are the most visible signs of vein disease, there are also other symptoms to consider. At the initial stages, vein disease leads to leg heaviness, restless leg syndrome, frequent leg cramps, and leg swelling. If you have the signs and symptoms of early vein disease, please contact our vein doctors for prompt treatment before your venous insufficiency worsens.
When you have advanced vascular complications
Venous insufficiency is a chronic circulatory disorder that worsens with time if left untreated. If you don’t treat vein disease at an early stage, blood will continue accumulating in your leg veins, eventually leading to serious complications. The lack of effective blood circulation will lead to skin discoloration. It will also prevent your wounds from healing effectively, leading to non-healing wounds (leg ulcers). The accumulated blood in your leg veins may turn into blood clots (deep vein thrombosis). If the blood clots break away, they may travel into your lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism.