(DVT) Deep Vein Thrombosis
Consequences & Risk Factors
At first glance, spider veins and varicose veins may seem as though they are merely a cosmetic issue. However, if left untreated they may lead to a more serious condition (such as deep vein thrombosis). Poorly functioning veins or an underlying venous condition can cause pressure that leads to a backflow of blood and pooling in the lower legs. Over time, this can advance to a progressive condition that leads to swelling, pain, and ulceration. Fear or concern about cost may lead you to put off contacting a doctor about your vein issues, but prompt treatment can help you avoid serious complications. Call us today to have a vein specialist assess your current vein condition.