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Vein Health

Primary Care, Pain Management & Podiatry located in Mesa, Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Phoenix, and Surprise, AZ

Vein Health

If you’re bothered by the appearance of bulging varicose veins or persistent pain in your legs or arms, you can find treatment solutions at HealthyU Clinics. At the offices in Surprise, Chandler, Gilbert, Avondale, Mesa, Glendale, and Phoenix, Arizona, the vein health experts provide diagnostic tests to identify clots and other issues that affect blood flow through your veins. The providers also customize care plans to improve the health of your veins and relieve any symptoms you have. Call the HealthyU Clinics office near you to schedule a vein health consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Vein Health Q & A

Why is vein health important?

Your veins bring oxygen and nutrients to your organs and other tissues and also play a role in removing waste. If you have blockages in your veins and blood can’t flow properly, it can increase your risk for health complications, including chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).

CVI is a vein disease that develops when there’s damage in the veins of your legs. Blood can’t flow as it should and begins to pool in your veins. When enough blood builds up, it causes your veins to enlarge and become twisted – a condition known as varicose veins.

Poor vein health can also lead to blood clots in superficial and deep veins (deep vein thrombosis) that supply your arms and legs with blood.

How do I protect my vein health?

You may not realize you have an underlying vein issue until you experience symptoms in areas where your veins aren’t functioning properly. You can schedule a vein health consultation at HealthyU Clinics if you develop symptoms like:

  • Leg or arm pain
  • Cramping
  • Swelling
  • Twisted, bulging veins
  • Itching or burning sensations

The providers may also recommend regular vein health screenings if you have risk factors for vein disease, such as a history of smoking, a family history of vein disease, or taking hormonal birth control.

Being overweight or obese and standing for long periods also puts extra pressure on your veins, leading to damage over time.

HealthyU Clinics features ultrasound and advanced diagnostic technologies to identify blood clots, vein damage, and other issues relating to vein disease. The providers develop a treatment plan based on your test results.

What treatments are available to improve vein health?

Several types of vein diseases are manageable with lifestyle changes and medications to improve blood flow.

Your physician may recommend wearing compression stockings, increasing daily exercise, and quitting smoking. They can also suggest diet improvements to support your vein health.

When a blood clot or other obstruction in the vein is severe, you might need surgery to remove it. Minimally invasive procedures like sclerotherapy are also available to destroy painful varicose veins. Sclerotherapy uses a chemical agent to shrink the damaged vein, and blood reroutes to healthier veins nearby.

Call the HealthyU Clinics office near you to schedule a vein health consultation or book an appointment online today.