Reasons to Have a Vein Checkup
Getting a vein checkup cannot be stressed enough, especially if you are suffering from vein-related health conditions. According to WebMD, some of the health conditions include atherosclerosis, peripheral artery disease, aneurysms, Raynaud’s syndrome, peripheral venous disease, varicose veins, blood clots in veins (VTE), blood clotting disorder and lymphedema.
The Importance of Veins
Our body would not be unable to function without veins. In fact, veins are crucial element of the circulatory system. Plus they play a vital role in the transportation of blood to the heart. Veins also return blood from your organs to the heart. The majority of veins deliver blood back to the heart. However, portal veins transport blood between capillary beds.
For instance, the hepatic portal vein transfer blood from the capillary beds in the digestive tract and delivers the blood to the capillary beds in the liver. The blood is released into the spleen and gastrointestinal tract then the hepatic veins carries blood to the heart. Clearly, hepatic veins are very important and any damage to them can be critical. In fact, if the hepatic portal vein has blood clots, it can cause portal hypertension (increased blood pressure in the blood vessels that lead to the liver).
Unlike most medical conditions, venous disease does not go away. In truth, the conditions generally get worse. Frankly, you cannot undo the damage once the vein walls are weakened. However, some of symptoms can be managed with the right therapy. Also, some venous diseases can be prevented with a vein checkup during the early stages of the condition. In fact, specialized facilities such as the Atlanta Vascular & Vein Center will have the right tools and training to identify vein problems before the condition gets worse. The key is not to procrastinate, but to schedule a vein checkup for prevention. Moreover, the longer you wait, the more your condition will worsen.
Specialists agree that a vein checkup should be scheduled if you have any warning signs. There are certain warning signs and symptoms of vein disease that you should look for:
- Legs often feel tired and heavy
- Family history of varicose veins
- You suffer from high blood pressure
- Itching, burning or discoloration of your legs, especially around your ankles
Different Venous Conditions and Treatments
Although venous disease cannot be reversed, there are many ways it can be controlled so you are more comfortable and healthier. At Atlanta Vascular & Vein Center, focus is placed on continual function, restoration, preservation and lower extremity vascular intervention. In fact, leg health for his patients is Dr. Amish Tilara’s goal and passion. As well, Dr. Tilara has made it a main concern to practice true patient centered medicine by striving to understand and listen to each patient’s medical issue. Moreover, each patient has a treatment plan that is the most beneficial to their condition.
Vein checkups are in a stress free setting. As well, Dr. Amish Tilara, MD is knowledgeable in a wide spectrum of vein and vascular procedures such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), medication and nutritional provisions, central venous access for oncology, uterine fibroid embolization, pain management and dialysis access maintenance.
For ultimate convenience, Atlanta Vascular and Vein Center is located in Lawrenceville, GA and services living in Metro Atlanta including Dacula, Duluth and Grayson.
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