Lymphedema Conditions

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Have you been experiencing symptoms of lymphedema? Receiving treatment for lymphedema can improve your quality of life and reduce the risk of complications due to the condition. Contact us today for a consultation with one of our specialists to learn more about the condition and Lymphedema therapy options.

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What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a long-term condition caused by damaged lymph vessels resulting in fluid buildup in the surrounding tissues; this most affects the legs. This causes a build-up of lymph fluid. This fluid frequently pools in the legs, causing swelling, heaviness, discomfort, loss of range of motion, recurring infections, and ultimately, damage to the vessels and tissues in the area.

Symptoms of Lymphedema

Swelling in one or multiple limbs, including in the fingers and toes
Discomfort and achiness
Heaviness
Fatigue
Recurring infection
Thickening of the skin, discoloration

Causes of Lymphedema

There are several potential causes of lymphedema, and causes differ depending on the type of lymphedema: secondary, where the condition is caused by another condition, and primary, where defects in the formation of lymph nodes are the cause of lymphedema.

Causes of secondary lymphedema include surgery that involves the lymph nodes or radiation therapy, both frequently part of cancer treatment. Cancer itself can also cause lymphedema if it causes a blockage in the lymph nodes. Due to the multiple potential causes related to cancer and its treatments, cancer patients frequently suffer from lymphedema. Infection of the lymph nodes is another potential cause of secondary lymphedema.

The main cause of secondary lymphedema is chronic venous insufficiency, which is why it’s a condition we address here at United Vein and Vascular Centers. Damage to the valves inside the lymph vessels often occurs alongside damage to valves inside the veins of the legs. The circulatory system and lymphatic system work closely together and the failure to address one of these systems when it’s not functioning well can lead to issues from the other.

Primary lymphedema is quite rare, despite that there are a few potential causes such as Miege’s disease and Milroy’s disease.

United Vein and Vascular Centers, We Aim to Educate

We want our patients to have all the tools and information they need to make the best decisions for their health. Our team of highly trained professionals will discuss your condition and potential treatments with you so that you can be an active, informed decision maker in your treatment plan. We want you to come away from your treatment at United Vein and Vascular Centers free of symptoms and empowered to take charge of your health. Need to speak to a specialist near me? We can help!

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Treatment Options

At United Vein and Vascular Centers, we offer the latest, state-of-the-art, minimally invasive vein treatments available. Our seasoned, board-certified physicians are specially trained in procedures like Endovenous Laser Ablation, Sclerotherapy, VarithenaTM, ClosureFastTM Radiofrequency Ablation, VenaSealTM, and Microphlebectomy. Vein treatment generally consists of either sealing off the damaged vein or removing it entirely, allowing blood flow to return to normal.

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United Vein and Vascular Centers is a designated IAC-accredited vascular testing and vein treatment center. Your vein health and quality of life are important. Treatment for common vein conditions like spider veins or varicose veins are typically quick and easy, requiring no down time or hospital stays. There’s never been a better time to address your vein health issues. Most insurance providers including Medicare cover vein treatments; feel free to ask us about your coverage. We’re available to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about vein health or treatment. Call us today to talk about taking charge of your vein health.

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