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Venous disease impacts thousands in San Diego county

Varicose Veins Before After It is estimated that about half of the United States population has varicose veins, and 100 million have a serious disease called venous insufficiency. Venous disease affects quality of life for thousands in the Encinitas North County San Diego area. Dr. Amanda Lloyd encourages these individuals to learn more about contributing factors and modern treatment options.

Understanding venous disease

Legs 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:

Overview of Venous Treatments

When it comes to dealing with varicose veins, spider veins and, other vein conditions, the process is relatively straightforward. Dr. Amanda Lloyd walks you through what the expect from vein treatments, options available, and results.
  • 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
  • Discoloration
  • Other changes in skin tone and texture
  • Ulcers
  • Phlebitis

Risk factors

Venous 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.

CETV Before and After

Treating venous disease

Developing 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 Lloyd


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.

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