Approximately 30% of American adults suffer from vein disease, but only 10% seek medical treatment, according to the Society for Vascular Medicine.  Although spider veins are often cosmetic in nature, varicose veins, and the underlying vein disease that causes them, is medical in nature and if left unchecked, will often progress into more advanced conditions.  As a matter of fact, many of our patients often admit that they just lived with their varicose veins for years before deciding to seek treatment. Unfortunately, untreated vein disease does not improve on its own – it only worsens. The good news is that most insurance plans cover varicose vein/vein disease treatment, and all treatment is outpatient, performed right in the comfort and convenience of our Albuquerque vein clinic.

Vein Conditions Albuquerque

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What Types of Advanced Vein Conditions Are There?

Venous Stasis Ulcers:

Just like smoking damages the lungs, venous problems show their effects on the skin.  Over the course of years, varicose veins result in high back-pressure in the veins. That pressure causes skin discoloration and skin texture changes.  This can culminate in an open sore that is very difficult to heal.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency:

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a term we use to describe a patient who has more than bulging varicose veins.  These patients are now beginning to have other manifestations of their venous problems.  These include edema (leg swelling), changes in skin color, changes in skin texture (tightening) and the formation of venous stasis ulcers.  In patients with CVI, our treatment goals change.  Now, we not only want to eliminate symptoms of heaviness and aching in the legs, but we want to address leg swelling and do everything we can to protect the skin from further damage.

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Venous Thrombosis:

Blood clots in leg veins can occur in superficial and/or in deep veins. Varicose veins, by definition, have broken venous valves. Therefore, with gravity’s pull, the blood falls down the vein instead of flowing up toward the heart.  This pooling of blood predisposes a person to clot of the blood in these veins.  The clots can be very uncomfortable and can grow in size which can be dangerous.  This issue needs to be addressed immediately. 

What Should I Do If I Think I Have One of These Conditions?

The best thing you can do for your veins is to be proactive. As you notice the development of spider veins or varicose veins, seek care from a vein specialist right away. Early treatment is simple and can help you avoid further venous complications and additional treatment long-term.

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Take The Next Step

If you are ready to have your vein health evaluated, then it’s time to take the next step by calling Dr. Robert Cutchen at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute at 505-848-VEIN or fill out the form on this page and one of our staff members will reach out to you promptly. Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute is located in the Journal Center area of Albuquerque and proudly serves vein patients throughout the entire Albuquerque area, as well as Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Santa Rosa, Los Lunas and other areas throughout New Mexico.

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