Vein disease associated with enlarged or varicose veins often causes leg discomfort or pain. When left untreated, this can lead to serious medical conditions, including stasis dermatitis (chronic skin disease) and venous ulcers. Vein problems affect about half the population over the age of 50, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Vein problems can also affect younger people, particularly those with a family history of vein disease and those who spend a lot of time working on their feet.
In clinical practice, Dr. Afzal has seen several patients with chronic wounds that are difficult to heal and often become infected. When these wounds are caused by vein disease, they may never resolve without treatment of the underlying vein disease. Vein disease is very prevalent, and can also cause tired, aching legs and unsightly leg swelling and bulging varicose veins. After identifying this as a major problem affecting many of his patients, Dr. Afzal pursued additional training in a non-surgical, minimally-invasive approach to treating vein disease.
Common Signs & Symptoms
Profuse bleeding with minimal trauma or shaving
Burning or Itching
Recurrent Cellulitis (Skin infection)
Throbbing or Cramping
Bulging or Varicose Veins
Venour Dermatitis (skin discoloration)
Healing Internal Medicine Clinic provides a non-surgical and minimally-invasive treatment for chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins.