Cutting Your Risks for Venous Diseases

Venous DiseasesVenous diseases appear in many different forms, and knowing more about them can help prevent its development. Keep in mind that these conditions can be fatal, especially with the combination of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.


Blood clots most commonly form in the legs’ venous system. Today, most blood clots cases are associated with cancer, genetics, pregnancy, prolonged immobility, and use of contraceptives.

Superficial Thrombophlebitis

These are blood clots typically found either deep within the patient’s limbs or right below the skin. The clots usually appear as red streaks in the skin-deep veins, also commonly accompanied by swelling. The affected veins may also feel tender and warm to the touch. In many cases, they develop in people with varicose veins. Cancer has been found as a cause for these superficial blood clots, and this development is called “Trousseau’s syndrome.”

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Venous thromboembolism or venous outflow obstruction, explains, can come in the form of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), clots that develop in the deep veins of the legs. Not all people affected by this condition experience symptoms, but when they do, their common complaints include pain while walking, particularly in the balls of their feet. Other symptoms include swelling and a feeling of “fullness” in the legs.

Venous Insufficiency

Venous insufficiency results from either an inherited vein wall abnormality or a blood clot. This occurs with inadequate venous drainage and symptoms are similar to those of thrombosis.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

This happens with long-term inadequate venous drainage. People who have this condition suffer from an obstructed blood flow between their heart and limbs, usually caused by malfunctioning valves. Although often caused by DVT, other causes include vein compression or genetics. A third of all people with deep vein thrombosis are at risk of developing chronic venous insufficiency, especially without proper treatment.

You should seek immediate professional attention once you notice any of the above-mentioned symptoms associated with venous diseases.