Leg Vein Problems
As the body ages, the leg veins often begin to malfunction. The valves that prevent blood from flowing in the wrong direction become weak. As a result, blood pools in the veins, causing them to protrude from the skin. Spider and varicose veins cause varying degrees of discomfort, but most patients experience swelling, throbbing, heaviness, and cramping. If left unchecked, these treatable disorders can become more serious. It is important to seek medical treatment early in order to stop the natural progression of this disease, reduce symptoms, and achieve the best possible cosmetic results.
At the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, we provide the greater Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida area with effective, non-surgical spider and varicose vein treatment. When crafting your personalized treatment plan, Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt will carefully weigh the following factors:
- Your age, overall health, and medical history
- The extent of your condition
- Your tolerance for medications or procedures
- The prognosis (with and without treatment)
- Your opinion, preference, and cosmetic goals
Other Leg Vein Disorders
Restless Leg Syndrome
Studies have recognized a relationship between RLS and venous reflux. When valves fail blood flows backwards due to the force of gravity. This backward flow causes blood to pool and stagnant in the veins leading to aching, throbbing, cramping and fatigue. Patients with RLS and venous reflux will experience significant improvement after Endovenous Laser treatment.
DVT= Deep Vein Thrombosis
DVT is extremely rare although people can inherit blood coagulopathies which predispose to clot formation. DVT’s are also caused by venous stasis and vessel damage. A deep vein thrombosis causes extreme tenderness, swelling and redness in the area of the thrombus formation. The major danger of a DVT is a pulmonary embolus. Diagnosis is made with Doppler Ultrasound. Management requires anticoagulation with heparin therapy.
What is Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome? KT is a rare, congenital disorder in which patients usually have one hypertrophied leg, a port wine stain birthmark, and large varicose veins on the lateral aspect of the leg. Symptoms include pain and swelling and can lead to swollen leg and leg ulcers. This is the result of venous pump failure. The presence of AV malformation is commonly found on duplex ultrasound. Because KT is a very diffuse disease, surgical correction is virtually impossible. Dr. Hunt has treated cases successfully by comprehensively addressing the points of origin for reflux deep in the leg.
Schedule a consultation at our Tampa, Florida office to discuss your leg vein treatment with Dr. Hunt and his experienced team of professionals. Our treatment options will reduce pain and discomfort caused by faulty veins and restore a healthier, more youthful appearance to your legs.