Recognize Signs of Venous Disease

Recognize the signs and symptoms of venous disease:

heavy, tired and aching legs

swollen legs and or ankles

cramping in the legs

dull or sharp pain in the calf

varicose veins and spider veins

red or warm veins

itching around the veins

skin changes around the ankles such as pigmentation, brownish discoloration, eczema, new red and blue veins, breakdown of the skin



Heavy legs are a common symptom of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.You should see your vascular specialist for any of the above signs and sympto




8 Warning Signs of Vein Disease: #1Tired, Heavy Legs

Tired, heavy-feeling legs

One of the first signs of vein disease- your legs feeling chronically tired and heavy. This is a clear indication that the return flow of blood from the legs to the heart is impaired. The result is oxygen depletion in your legs and pooling of blood, increasing the pressure in your legs, giving you that tired, heavy feeling.

varicose veins

Varicose veins most frequently cause the legs to become heavy, achy and tired. But, these symptoms can be present even in the absence of varicose veins. Venous insufficiency, the underlying cause for varicose veins can cause leg heaviness, tiredness and swelling even before bulging veins are visible.

Many people think it is normal to have tired, heavy legs or that it is a part of aging. It is not. If you or someone you know, suffers from these symptoms, especially legs that become tired and heavy toward the end of the day, causing you go slow down your activities to sit and elevate the legs, you should get checked out for venous insufficiency.

Free Varicose Vein Screening

If you experience the discomfort and swelling of varicose veins, you may be suffering from venous insufficiency or venous reflux disease. Approximately 25 million people in the United States suffer from this condition. Currently, La Jolla Vein Care is offering a free varicose vein screening for a limited time. During the screening, you’ll get a patient history, examination of your the legs, and a recommend plan of treatment (if necessary).  So call (858) 550-0330 today and schedule an appointment. It’s the first step in keeping you healthy and looking good—and it’s free!