What Is Vein Disease?

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Assessment of vein disease includes an evaluation of the legs, review of medical history, signs, symptoms, measurements and if needed advanced diagnostic ultrasound of the veins in the legs, pelvis and abdomen.
Vein statistics for Americans. Varicose veins affect more than 20 million people, six million people have a swellen leg, one million people have skin changes, and five hundred thousand Americans have a skin ulcer due to vein disease.
How Common is Vein Disease? Vein disease statistics in thye United States.

Do your legs look similar to this?  Many people suffer from vein disease and are not diagnosed by their primary care physician. This is frustrating on many levels for vein centers and physicians who specialize in vein treatment.

This patient has an anterior circumflex varicosity off of an anterior accessory saphenous vein that connects into a lateral calf perforator. There are two sources of this patients problem, one at the top of the leg and the other in the lateral mid calf. For complete treatment, both have to be closed. With proper techniques the vein doesn't have to be phlebectomized. 

Vein disease can manifest itself in many ways. Pelvic congestion syndrome, iliac vein compression and mild to moderate venous insufficiency may not be obvious to the average individual or even physician.
Does this look like vein disease? Many people miss the signs and symptoms of vein disease. Pain behind the knees during mensuation, heaviness in the legs at the end of the day shopping.

What is Venous Insufficiency?

The veins in the human body play an important role in circulation, carrying blood from the distal parts of the body back to the heart. The venous system is a low pressure low energy system in its non diseased state. Yet, as people age, veins give out and problems can develop in the veins and cause a variety of complications. The facts speak for themselves 50% of Americans over the age of 50 has some sort of medical vein disease. 

Signs and symptoms of venous insufficiency:

  • varicose veins
  • spider veins
  • leg swelling
  • tired, achy legs
  • heaviness or fatigue
  • restless legs at night
  • skin changes
  • stasis dermatitis
  • pain in legs during menstruation
  • vaginal varicosities
  • hemorrhoids


The average patients has vein disease for over a decade before they seek treatment. This is due to early symptoms may seem minor and also start in the 30's and 40's, when most adults bodies are changing rapidly. In some patients vein disease can become manifest itself in more serious ways, even life-threatening if they are not treated or diagnosed properly. It is very important to be aware of symptoms and seek medical advice at the earliest sign of a problem. Find out more about venous insufficiency ...


What is deep venous thrombosis (DVT)?

Deep Vein Thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein. Blood clots are usually due to three things: A change in blood chemistry (taking hormones, birth control, herbs or anesthesia). Trauma (self explanatory) and stagnation (long flights, car rides). Blood clots usually develop in the lower leg, thigh or pelvis. In the lower leg many patients complain of a "cramp that just won't go away". In the case of large blood clots the entire leg may swell.  Read more about DVT ...



What is pulmonary embolism? (PE)?

Pulmonary Embolism occurs when part or all of a blood clot breaks off and travels to the lungs. Find out more about PE ...



What is chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)?

CVI refers to other chronic conditions related to or caused by veins that become diseased or abnormal.  These problems can include:


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

Read more about venous insufficiency ...


What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a lymphatic obstruction, a blockage of the lymph vessels that drain  fluid from tissues throughout the body and allow immune cells to travel where they are needed. Read more about lymphedema ...


What is Compression Therapy?


Compression therapy means wearing socks or stockings designed to support your veins and increase circulation in your legs. Find out more about medical compression therapy....

Truffles Vein Specialists Location

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What are the latest treatments for varicose veins?  Truffles Vein Specialists offers the latest treatment options including VenaSeal, Clarivein, Radio-Frequency Ablation, Laser Vein Treatment, Foam Sclerotherapy, Pelvic Congestion Embolization, Iliac Vein
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Fayetteville Office

874 W Lanier Ave

Ste. 220

Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

HOURS: Monday - Friday: 9 am-5 pm

 Saturdays - Special Occations

Phone: (678) 833-1444

Fax: (678) 833-1445 

Email: info@trufflesveincenter.com

 McDonough Office

86 Vinings Dr.

McDonough, Georgia 30253

HOURS: Tuesday - Friday: 9 am-5 pm


Phone: (678) 833-1444

Fax: (678) 833-1445 

Email: info@trufflesveincenter.com

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