Vascular Problems (Vascular Disease)
Here at the Vascular Medicine Center, we treat the gamut of vascular problems. While most of our treatments are designed to treat the most common conditions, Dr. Shah has helped patients with all manner of vein problems. You can contact us to schedule an appointment if you are suffering from any of the vascular problems listed below.
Types of Vascular Problems
- Varicose Veins: A variety of factors can contribute to this condition, which is marked by large, gnarled veins in the legs.
- Spider Veins: Small red and blue veins just beneath the surface of the skin that can appear on the legs and face.
- Blood Clots: Poor circulation can often lead to the formation of blood clots in the legs. Although clotting is a natural part of the healing process, formation within the veins can be a serious condition. Small clots near the surface of the skin can cause redness, pain, and swelling, but rarely lead to other problems. However, clots deeper within the legs (deep vein thrombosis) can break away and travel to the lungs, which can cause a pulmonary embolism.
- Leg Ulcers: These shallow wounds occur on the legs and can be a side-effect of a condition known as venous insufficiency. Leg ulcers are marked by red or purple skin, which may also become thick, itchy, and dry. They usually form on the sides of the lower leg between the ankle and the calf.
- Raynaud’s Syndrome: This condition causes your extremities, such as your toes, to become numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. It usually presents with color changes in the effected skin and a stinging or prickling sensation upon relief from cold or stress.
- Lymphedema: A blockage in your lymphatic system can cause an arm or leg to swell. It is caused by excess lymph fluid which is prevented from draining. It usually affects just one limb, although it can sometimes occur in both.
How to Treat Vascular Problems
Vascular Problems Specialist Dr. Shah
Dr. Shah has been specializing in vascular problems since 1990. In that time, he has helped countless patients treat the whole scope of vascular problems. There are so many conditions that can affect the circulatory system and each patient experiences vascular disease in a unique way. But here at the Vascular Medicine Center, our vein doctor, Dr. Shah, has the expertise and treatment methods needed to give every patient the high level of care they deserve. If you are currently experiencing any vascular problems, contact Board Certified Vascular Physician Mehul Shah, MD today.