27 Aug Answering Your Questions: “Are Vascular Diseases Curable?”
Perhaps you’ve recently been diagnosed with a venous disorder, or perhaps you’re simply conducting your own at-home research on the matter because a loved one or family member is combatting their own venous symptoms.
In either case, it makes sense that you find yourself asking a simple question: Are venous diseases curable?
And as a bevy of informational resources can be found out on the world wide web, we thought we’d help you find the answer to this question in one easy spot …
Cutting to the Chase
“When seeking treatment for venous disorders, it is important to remember that vein disease is a lifelong problem that cannot be cured with a single procedure or treatment,” according to the American Vein and Lymphatic Society (AVLS).
In short, this is because one’s genetics and lifestyle may ultimately lead to their condition recurring over time.
That being said, a variety of medical treatment options are available to patients seeking long-term relief from their symptoms. This, coupled with healthy lifestyle alterations, can lead to long-lasting treatment results and prevent venous complications from resurfacing down the road.
Evaluation and Treatment
“Many vascular conditions are quite manageable, if you see a physician early,” the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) explains. “Vascular surgery and procedures are improving all the time, and sometimes no surgery is necessary.”
Thus, it is important to be screened as soon as possible for any venous disorders if you are experiencing or have a family history of leg swelling, itching, heaviness, or pain, among other symptoms.
In the event you do have a venous disease — such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), or another form of venous reflux — your physician will be able to guide you through the treatment and management options best-suited to your particular case.
Prevention and Mitigation
Aside from treatment, there are a variety of ways one can further enhance their lifestyle to prevent recurring symptoms or mitigate the chances that their venous disease will rear its head again in the future.
For example, regular exercise that is aimed at increasing the body’s overall rate of blood flow (like running or biking) can help to keep the circulatory system functioning efficiently, thereby enhancing vein health and longevity.
Additionally, research indicates that both smoking and obesity may further exacerbate one’s symptoms, as well as exponentially increase the likelihood that they will develop venous insufficiency in the future. Therefore, one may both prevent and treat venous conditions by maintaining a healthy diet and quitting smoking.
If you have further questions about venous disease treatment or diagnosis, or if you’re ready to schedule your own FREE vein screening and embark upon your journey to optimized venous wellness, it’s time to contact Duval Vascular Center!
Whatever your needs, your health is our priority. Call us today at (904) 518-1398 to schedule your appointment.