Vein disease affects men and women, and its consequences aren’t just cosmetic. While painful, swollen veins or bulges on the surface of the skin on your legs and feet can certainly affect your confidence, they can also signal venous reflux disease. Untreated vein disease can increase your risk for amputation or serious health problems such as stroke or pulmonary embolism.
Veins transport blood back to the heart after being delivered to different parts of the body, so it’s important to keep these vital pathways healthy. While a lot of focus is on arterial diseases such as carotid artery disease and renal vascular disease, veins can have problems of their own. The Center for Vascular Medicine’s team of experienced doctors and clinical staff are here to help with all forms of vascular disease. Vein disease is very common: 70 percent of women and 40 percent of men are affected by at least one of the several types.