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Venous Disease

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Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care

Internal Medicine, Primary Care, and Urgent Care Center located in White Plains, NY

Functioning veins allow blood to flow consistently back toward the heart and lungs for oxygenation. When problems with the veins occur, Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care in White Plains, New York, provides the treatments you need to alleviate varicose veins, ulcers, blood clots, and other complications. To schedule an evaluation and consultation for venous disease, call Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care or book online today. 

Venous disease Q & A

What is venous disease?

Venous disease is a condition affecting the circulatory system, which transports blood throughout the body. Your veins deliver blood back to your heart where it is replenished with oxygen. The blood only travels in one direction through the veins.

To keep the blood moving, veins contain valves that open and close to prevent blood from flowing downward and away from the heart due to gravity. When veins and their valves are damaged, blood can flow backward into the veins where it pools. That causes a pressure buildup inside them, which expands the venous walls and can cause your veins to bulge and twist.

In short, venous disease is the result of these processes affecting your blood flow. There are a few types of venous disease, and Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care makes sure you get the treatment you need to avoid complications. 

Which type of venous disease do I have?

Venous disease can manifest in several ways. A few common types of venous disease are:

Varicose veins

Varicose veins form when the blood pools within your veins, usually on the legs, to the point that they bulge outward. They’re not a significant risk to your health, but you can pursue treatment if you don’t like how they look. 

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

DVT is a type of blood clot that appears in deep veins as opposed to superficial veins near your skin’s surface. They appear in the arms and legs and can dislodge and travel elsewhere. With DVT, you’re at a higher risk of strokes and pulmonary embolisms.

Chronic venous insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency causes blood pooling in your veins as well as other symptoms like skin discoloration, swelling, and leg pain. 

Ulcers

Ulcers are a common consequence of venous disease. These are sores that don’t heal like a normal soft tissue injury would. Instead, they can worsen and even become infected over time. Also called venous stasis ulcers, they linger because of a lack of sufficient blood flow through the veins. 

How is venous disease treated?

Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care provides treatments for venous disease of all kinds. Your treatment consists of recommendations for lifestyle and behavior changes as well as possible medications and in-office procedures.

Your treatment may involve:

  • Elevating the legs
  • Compression garments
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Increased activity level
  • Clot-dissolving agents

Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care has the necessary expertise for diagnosing and treating issues of the veins. Your providers are available to answer all of your questions about your diagnosis and treatment plan.

To schedule an evaluation and treatment consultation for venous disease, call Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care or book an appointment online today.