Venous reflux disease, also referred to as venous insufficiency, occurs when weakened or damaged valves in your veins do not prevent blood from flowing backward away from the heart. As the pressure builds in the veins, blood and fluid may leak into the surrounding tissue, which causes the skin to darken and possibly develop ulcers. Venous reflux disease is a progressive condition as the veins continue to weaken and fail.
Some of the symptoms of venous reflux disease are as follows:
- Varicose veins
- Darkening of the skin
- Leg pain or leg swelling
- Leg ulcers
- Burning and itching sensations
Left untreated, venous reflux disease can cause blood clots that disrupt the circulation of blood. As the skin becomes weaker in the area affected by venous insufficiency, the risk of infection increases significantly and the potential for loss of mobility rises. If you have the signs of venous reflux disease, contact Laser & Vein Center of North Jersey by calling 973-408-8346 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Seaver, the area’s leading authority on the diagnosis and treatment of venous reflux disease.
Treatment Options for Venous Reflux
Common procedures used to treat venous reflux disease include the following:
Dr. Seaver performs all of these procedures at the Laser & Vein Center of North Jersey office in Florham Park. Most patients report minimal discomfort during the procedure and resume their regular activities within 24 to 48 hours. These treatments are highly effective in eliminating the pain associated with venous reflux disease.
At Laser & Vein Center of North Jersey, Dr. Philip Seaver provides expert services in the diagnosis and treatment of venous reflux disease and other vein diseases experienced by the patients from Northern and Central New Jersey, and NYC. By focusing on each client’s unique concerns and needs, our doctors provide personalized care with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call 973-408-8346 to speak with our friendly staff.