Vein Disease Symptoms in Jersey City, NJ
Venous disease is a potentially chronic, debilitating condition. Patients in Bayonne and the surrounding communities in New Jersey can seek relief from a highly-skilled specialist, Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski, a board-certified general surgeon and phlebologist who offers vein disease treatments at Vein & Skin Studio.
Understanding Vein Disease
Almost 30 million people in the United States suffer from vein disease, a chronic condition in which the vein valves or walls become damaged, stretched or weakened. This disrupts the normal flow of blood, which begins to circulate backward and increase pressure in the veins, causing them to stretch, swell and twist. The ultimate outcome is venous reflux disease, the symptoms of which can be debilitating for some patients. Common symptoms of venous reflux disease include:
- Heavy, achy legs
- Restless legs
In a majority of cases, venous disease sufferers develop spider and varicose veins. Those with severe conditions develop a breakdown of the skin, in addition to skin discoloration and ulcers.
Venous disease is progressive, which means that it worsens over time. Weak, leaking valves cause varicose veins, which are veins in your legs that appear bloated, raised and ropey. Varicose veins could also appear as veins that twist and bulge. They may disrupt your quality of life or interfere with daily activities because of the pain that they cause.
If you refrain from physical activity because of painful legs, a domino effect could occur on the rest of your health. Rather than considering vein disease as life-threatening, we refer to it as life-altering. As the years pass, you might be unable to enjoy the same wellness and quality of life that you have previously had if you do not receive treatment for your condition.
Vein disease can be treated, and most health insurance policies cover the expense, including Medicaid and Medicare. We understand your lifestyle at Vein & Skin Studio. Taking the quality of life that you desire into consideration, we can help you achieve your goals. We treat the whole person to make you feel and look better.
Types of Veins
Your legs have three types of veins:
- Deep veins are located in your muscles, and carry a majority of the blood to your heart
- Perforator veins drain blood into your deep veins and are located between your superficial and deep veins
- Superficial veins drain into your perforator or deep veins and are located just under your skin
What are the Classic Symptoms of Vein Disease?
The most evident symptom of the venous disease is bulging, rope-like spider and varicose veins. However, you do not have to have visible spider or varicose veins to have the condition. Other signs of the disease that are less noticeable include:
- Burning, cramping, itching, numbness or tingling in your legs or feet
- Cramps that wake you up
- Restless leg syndrome
- Family history of vein problems
- Fatigued, heavy-feeling legs
- Leg pain from prolonged sitting or standing
- Skin discoloration in your lower legs
- Swollen ankles when the day ends
- Ulcers or open sores in your ankles or lower legs
We offer a range of noninvasive treatments at Vein & Skin Studio to treat the symptoms of vein diseases:
- Bleeding from Legs
- Darkening of the Skin
- Leg Swelling or Leg Pain
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Leg Ulcers
- Itching & Burning
- Spider Veins
- Varicose Veins
- Venous Reflux
- Varicose Vein Prevention
Vein disease may become progressively worse, but the good news is that a variety of conditions can easily be treated at Vein and Skin Studio in Bayonne. Patients from throughout New Jersey are encouraged to contact Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski to schedule an appointment.