Venous Disease Of The Legs Specialist

Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center

Imtiaz Ahmad, MD

Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon & Vein Specialist Certified by The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine located in Trenton, NJ

Venous disease of the legs can show up as unsightly varicose and spider veins. These veins indicate underlying inflammation that’s connected to numerous chronic diseases. At Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center, vascular doctor and vein specialist Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad evaluates your venous disease and treats it to improve your overall health. Residents of Trenton, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas can call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about therapies to resolve venous disease of the legs.

Venous Disease of the Legs Q & A

What is venous disease of the legs?

Veins that are diseased or abnormal, such as varicose and spider veins in the legs, can cause chronic conditions. Complications that are associated with venous disease of the legs include edema (fluid retention), deep vein thrombosis, bleeding of the veins, chronic leg ulcers, and pulmonary embolism.

Up to 70% of women and 40% of men in the United States and Europe suffer from venous disease. As you get older, your chances of developing irregular and abnormal veins and underlying venous disease increases.

Chronic venous disease (CVD) refers to other chronic conditions related to or caused by veins that become diseased or abnormal. These problems can include:

  • Varicose veins and spider veins
  • Leg swelling and leg pain
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Leg skin changes
  • Leg ulcers
  • Phlebitis
  • Vascular malformations

Spider veins and varicose veins aren’t just an aesthetic issue; they’re a real health issue.

What conditions are related to venous disease of the legs?

Venous disease of the legs can cause overall body inflammation. Being obese or overweight may be associated with venous leg disease, as are the following medical conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer

At Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center, Dr. Ahmad can treat your abnormal leg veins to reduce inflammation and aggravation of these conditions.

Are spider veins as serious as varicose veins?

Spider veins are very common. These thin, weblike veins near the surface appear reddish, purple, or brown, and can cause symptoms such as swelling and pain. They can lead to bleeding and leg ulcers just like their ropey counterparts, varicose veins. Spider veins can even lead to blood clots.

Specific symptoms that may be caused by spider veins include:

  • Fatigue
  • Leg heaviness
  • Burning or aching in the legs
  • Pain or discomfort in the legs at night
  • Cramping and restless legs

In many cases, you may not even realize how much discomfort your spider veins cause because you learn to live with it as “normal.” Once treated, however, you realize how good you can actually feel. Treatment of these superficial spider veins improves deep vein insufficiency and your overall health.

To learn about the treatments available to treat venous disease of the legs, call Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center or book an appointment using the online tool.