Vein Disorders

Vascular Disease, Varicose Veins, and Other Venous Issues

Vascular Disease and How to Treat It

What is vascular disease?
When veins are functioning normally, tiny valves open and close, keeping the blood flowing upward back to the heart. But these valves can fail, causing the blood to flow backward and pool inside the vein. The failure of these tiny valves is known as vein disease, also known as “venous insufficiency.” varicose veins happen when the pooling of blood causes the vein to dilate or bulge.

How to Tell if You Have Varicose Veins

Vascular diseases such as varicose veins can cause inflammation, discomfort, burning, itching, swelling, bleeding, and pain. So, if you have any of these symptoms, it’s important to be examined for vascular disease. Even the smaller, red or blue web-like spider veins can indicate the presence of vascular disease. Dull, achy, swollen, restless or heavy legs may also be indicators.

Vascular Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Only ultrasound can confirm vascular disease or venous insufficiency and map the veins to locate vascular issues. Spider veins may or may not be associated with varicosity elsewhere. Also ultrasound helps determine how well is the problematic vein functioning.

The vein specialist, Doctor Robelen, relies on his experience and education to conduct and interpret venous exams while utilizing cutting edge advanced ultrasound diagnostics. This allows Doctor Robelen to measure venous function and carefully reach a complete and accurate vein diagnosis.

An accurate vascular disease diagnosis will help ascertain which minimally invasive vein treatment option Doctor Robelen would suggest proceeding with. SIVC’s vein treatment options will help you get back to your life… quickly and with the least amount of hassle and downtime.

Visit the pages below for more information about vascular disease and venous insufficiency. Today’s advanced methods make resolving your vein problems easier and more effective than ever before.

•    Varicose Veins
•    Phlebitis
•    Leg Ulcers

Please call SIVC – Southern Illinois Vein Center for more information (618-998-8346) or fill out online contact form to schedule an appointment.

Vein Treatment Locations

Our vein clinic treats patients in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Marion, Illinois, Paducah, Kentucky and the surrounding areas.

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