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Venous Disease

Venous Disease services offered in Chino and Pomona, CA

Venous disease refers to any condition that affects the structure or function of your veins. At Pearl Cardio-Vascular of Inland Empire in Chino, California, the physicians specialize in diagnosing and treating venous disease. The vascular practice provides medical and surgical care at the same location. Call today or book an appointment online.

Venous Disease Q & A

What does venous disease mean?

Venous disease is an umbrella term for conditions that affect your veins. Your veins are part of your circulatory system and push blood back to your heart and lungs for reoxygenation. 

The flexible tubes have valves that open and close, pushing blood forward and preventing it from moving backward. If you have damage to the walls of your veins or problems with the valves, the valves may not completely close, allowing blood to flow backward and pool. The pooling blood stretches and weakens the veins, worsening the circulation problem. 

Venous disease is common, affecting about 30 million people in the United States. 

I have spider veins. Do I have venous disease?

Spider veins are a type of venous disease. Other types include:

  • Varicose veins
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Thrombophlebitis

Spider veins and varicose veins are often dismissed as cosmetic problems. However, the appearance of these visible veins may indicate problems with circulation that may worsen over time.

If you have spider or varicose veins, you should schedule an evaluation at Pearl Cardio-Vascular of Inland Empire to make sure your visible veins are not a result of a circulation problem. 

What can I expect during a venous disease evaluation?

You can expect a thorough and patient-centered exam during a venous disease evaluation at Pearl Cardio-Vascular of Inland Empire. The vascular specialists aim to provide all the services necessary to manage your vascular condition.

They review your symptoms and concerns, ask about your medical and family history, and perform a physical exam. Your provider also runs tests to determine the severity of your venous disease. Testing may include bloodwork and a specific venous ultrasound. 

What are the treatments for venous disease?

Your provider at Pearl Cardio-Vascular of Inland Empire customizes your venous disease treatment plan based on the type and severity of your condition. Treatment may include:

  • Wearing compression stockings
  • Exercising daily
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Taking medication to treat or prevent blood clots

For severe venous disease, the specialists may recommend a procedure to treat the underlying circulation problem to improve blood flow, such as ablation procedures to close the damaged vein.

Call Pearl Cardio-Vascular of Inland Empire today or schedule your venous disease evaluation online. 

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