Vein Conditions

Treating Vein Conditions

Offered in East Orange and Newark, NJ

The vascular system is the network of veins and arteries located throughout the body. Arteries carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body, and veins carry blood back to the heart. A properly functioning vascular system is critical for good circulation and overall health, so an experienced physician should treat vascular conditions promptly with a preventive approach. Vascular diseases range from common conditions like spider veins to more severe issues like peripheral vascular disease, atherosclerosis, and collagen vascular disease.

As one of the leading providers of vein treatment in East Orange and Newark, NJ, the Newark Vein and Vascular Center, a division of Nirvana Healthcare Management Services, is dedicated to offering comprehensive care for various venous diseases. Leveraging cutting-edge technology and innovative procedures, we effectively treat different conditions, from varicose and spider veins to more complex vascular diseases. Our team of highly skilled professionals is committed to enhancing patient outcomes, promoting better health, and improving overall wellness. Our patient-focused approach aims to alleviate discomfort, enhance your quality of life, and restore your vascular health.

Symptoms of Vein Conditions

The symptoms of vein conditions can vary widely, from mild to severe. They may include leg pain, itching skin, leg swelling, and changes in skin color. More severe cases can result in venous leg ulcers or even a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.

Leg veins have valves that open and close to assist the return of blood to your heart. If the valves become damaged or diseased, they may not close properly during circulation. Instead of flowing toward the heart, blood flows backward, known as venous reflux. Symptoms may include:

  • Bulging or bluish veins
  • Itching, tingling, or burning sensations in the legs
  • Pain in the legs
  • Leg cramps
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Skin discoloration and open wounds
  • Swelling or heaviness in the legs

Patients with these symptoms should consider having a vein evaluation with one of our medical professionals. We evaluate everything from your family and medical history, check you for chronic venous diseases, and ensure you get the best treatments possible.

Treating Vein Conditions

At Newark Vein and Vascular Center, we offer a range of treatments for vein conditions tailored to each patient’s unique needs and medical history. For varicose veins, treatment options may include compression stockings, lifestyle changes like leg elevation, or surgical removal of the affected vein.

Many patients are familiar with the cosmetic aspects of varicose or spider veins. These vein conditions can indicate underlying issues. The conditions treated at Newark Vein and Vascular Center include:

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency is when the blood vessels that carry blood back to the heart cannot do so effectively. This leads to blood pooling in the legs, causing varicose veins, skin changes, and potentially venous ulcers. CVI can be diagnosed with ultrasound imaging to check the flow of blood and identify blockages or damaged valves. A vascular doctor may also use a vein mapping ultrasound, which takes a series of images to create a “map” of the leg veins to aid in diagnosis.

CVI can occur when patients are overweight, pregnant, or have conditions such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If left untreated, DVT can lead to more serious medical issues, such as a pulmonary embolism or cerebrovascular disease. Treatment options for CVI include endovenous laser treatment and sclerotherapy, in which a foam solution is injected into the veins to reroute blood flow. Simpler lifestyle changes like wearing compression stockings and elevating legs can also help.

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is often associated with underlying vein disorders. It’s characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, typically due to uncomfortable sensations. It can also be a sign of underlying venous disease. Walking, stretching, or shaking the legs can provide relief. Restless leg syndrome may indicate venous insufficiency or another underlying condition, such as iron deficiency. Vein mapping and venous ultrasound can help diagnose RLS. Doctors aren’t sure what causes RLS, but some medications can reduce symptoms and help relax muscles. Patients with RLS may also be referred to a sleep health specialist, as RLS can negatively affect sleep quality.

Spider Veins

Spider veins are smaller, damaged veins that appear on the skin’s surface. While they are usually harmless, they can cause discomfort and cosmetic concerns for some people. They can be an indication of underlying venous disease, but they can also be caused by injuries or sun exposure. Spider veins can often be minimized with sclerotherapy or laser treatments.

Swollen Legs

Swollen legs can be a symptom of several vein conditions, including deep and superficial vein disorders. It’s crucial to consult your healthcare provider if you notice persistent leg swelling. Swollen legs aren’t always an indication of a problem with the veins – they can also be caused by certain medications, kidney and liver conditions, and even something as simple as sitting or standing for an extended period. However, it can also indicate a more serious issue, such as blood clots. Peripheral edema can often be treated with lifestyle changes, such as reducing sodium intake, exercising regularly, and sleeping with the legs elevated.

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are large, twisted veins that can occur anywhere in the body but are most commonly found in the legs. They occur when the valves in your veins do not function properly, causing blood to pool and the vein to enlarge. Varicose veins affect about 20% of adults and are more common in women than in men. Venous ultrasound can help diagnose varicose veins and check for blockages or blood clots. Sclerotherapy treatment can relieve the symptoms of varicose veins and may help reduce their appearance on the legs.

Find Expert Vein Condition Care in East Orange and Newark, NJ

At Newark Vein and Vascular Center, we understand the complexities of the venous system and the impact that vein conditions can have on your quality of life. Our team is committed to delivering the highest standard of care, using state-of-the-art technology and the latest treatment methods to relieve vein conditions.

With over 70 years of service to Newark, East Orange, NJ, and the surrounding areas, Nirvana Healthcare Management Services strives to provide coordinated, comprehensive care for each patient. Focusing on preventative care, Nirvana Healthcare Management Services offers the latest treatments for conditions like varicose veins and venous insufficiency. For more information about vascular disorders or to schedule an appointment with a vein specialist, contact us today.