Venous disease impacts thousands in San Diego county
Understanding venous diseaseLegs contain one-way valves that keep blood moving upward, to the heart. Venous disease allows these valves to malfunction. As a result, pressure builds in the venous system and blood pools in the feet. In an attempt to reduce pressure, the body makes new veins as conduits. They present as:
- Spider veins
- Blue reticular veins
- Ropey, bulging varicose veins
Symptoms of venous disease usually progress as follows:
- Leg swelling
- Aching and pain
- Numbness, itching, or rash
- Other changes in skin tone and texture
Risk factorsVenous disease is largely genetic. It occurs more frequently in women than men, especially during pregnancy or other periods of hormonal change. Risk factors include long periods of sitting or standing, age, and excess weight.
Treating venous diseaseDeveloping an effective treatment plan begins with a clear determination of where the problem originates. Think of your leg veins as a large tree. The trunk is the greater saphenous vein, the branches are bulging veins, and twigs are reticular and spider veins. Dr. Lloyd finds the source of the problem, and recommends appropriate treatment ranging from conventional sclerotherapy to chemical ablation and advanced laser techniques. Dr. Lloyd is a diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and is an elected member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, utilizing her skills in laser and energy-based technologies for excellence in patient care.
The first step toward managing venous disease, for more comfortable and attractive legs, is a call to Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA – (760) 642-6674
Meet Dr. Amanda LloydDR. AMANDA LLOYD HAS BEEN SERVING HER PATIENTS MORE THAN 15 YEARS.
She can help you look and feel even more amazing in your skin because she is well trained in all aspects of dermatology including laser and cosmetics, skin cancer management including Mohs surgery and cosmetic reconstruction, medical dermatology and venous disease.Meet the Doctor