Common Vein Disorders
Symptoms and Prevention
Vascular problems can be hereditary or caused by obesity, too much inactivity, frequently standing or sitting for long periods of time, or hormonal changes. Fractures and other leg trauma can also affect blood flow and increase the risk of vein disease.
Varicose veins, which affect roughly 40 percent of the U.S. population, are problematic in appearance but don’t typically lead to more serious complications. Other vein disorders can be more serious and harder to catch, such as deep vein thrombosis, which often shows no symptoms at all. That’s why it’s important to know your risk factors, so you can help your doctor spot vein problems early.
In addition to early detection, taking simple steps such as exercising regularly and avoiding long periods of sitting or standing can help prevent vein conditions and keep your vascular system healthy. Explore the links below to learn more.