Varicose Veins occur when the veins in your legs become faulty and allow for blood to flow in the opposite direction. These veins are large and can be seen through your skin, but also can be incredibly painful to some. These symptoms can continue to worsen over time. A patient should seek professional medical help if symptoms do continue. Learn more on how to treat this condition along with risk factors and when you should see your doctor.
Peripheral Artery Disease PAD
Peripheral artery disease occurs when proteins build up in your arteries causing a blockage. This can result in loss of mobility to your limbs and in extreme cases, amputation. Amongst many others, PAD can sometimes show up as pain in the legs, or if the patient has difficulty walking. Learn more ways that you can detect PAD in its early stages.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Chronic venous insufficiency is when the veins in the legs are not working the way they should be, which can result in blood pooling, leaking, and sometimes even slowing down. Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when the blood in your legs does not travel back to the heart sufficiently. Symptoms include leathery and flakey skin, and the presence of new ulcers on your legs. Read more to learn when you should seek professional assistance.
Abdominal Aortic Disease
Oxygen is carried to all vital organs through the abdominal aorta. When a patient is diagnosed with abdominal aortic disease, a split or dilated aorta fails to deliver the necessary oxygen to the blood, causing other life-threatening problems. There are many conditions that can cause this disease to occur, like high blood pressure and injuries. Learn other symptoms and causes of AAD.
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Artery Disease stems from continuous buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries. Many people are not aware they are suffering from the disease, because they are unable to detect it before it is too far into the blocking process. Seek medical attention and advice if you think you may have any these symptoms for early prevention.
The most common symptom of mesenteric ischemia is abdominal pain. This is because the location of this disease is within the blood vessels in the small intestines. Other symptoms include sudden weight loss, fear of eating, and nausea/vomiting. Learn more on how our specialists diagnose and treat this disease.
Also known as iliac vein compression syndrome, may-thurner syndrome occurs when the blood outflow from the left lower leg causes swelling and possibly blood clots within the legs. Most patients are unaware of what condition they have until they come see a vein specialist because they think it could be something else, like PAD. Read further on the diagnosis and treatment for this syndrome.
Renal Vascular Disease
Renal Vascular Disease is caused by poor blood flow to and from the kidneys. Symptoms include blood in the urine, skin lesions, sudden onset pain, or high blood pressure. This disease can cause a patient to have kidney disease or in some cases kidney failure. Find out ways you can prevent this disease and how our specialists can treat you.
Deep Vein Thrombosis DVT
Every year, one in 1000 people develop DVT, a disease in the veins that affects the blood flow in your legs. The limit of blood flow in your legs from this disease therefore causes blood clots, resulting in the patient being unable to correctly use their legs from the blockage. Symptoms also include discoloration of the skin and throbbing legs. Read further to learn about more symptoms along with why a condition like this is so important to catch early.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome PCS
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome’s symptoms include pain in the pelvic area, varicose veins showing in the lower abdomen, and increased pain during or after intercourse. PCS is a painful condition that stems from the dilation of the pelvic and ovarian veins or a block in the upper iliac vein. Learn more about the many symptoms and risk factors of PCS, as well as how this condition can be treated at Maryland Vascular Specialists.