Venous Reflux in Lima, OH
Dr. Manu B. Aggarwal, MHSA, MD, a board-certified and aesthetic-laser-certified family physician, is a leading provider of treatments for all types of venous conditions, including venous reflux, for patients in Lima, Celina and the surrounding areas of Auglaize County, OH. Dr. Aggarwal and her caring and knowledgeable staff at the Vein Care Center take great pleasure in their work and looking forward to helping you improve your quality of life.
What Is Venous Reflux?
Healthy veins pump blood back toward your heart. A system of valves or flaps keeps gravity from pulling that blood back toward your feet. When these valves weaken or become damaged, blood pools in the lower extremities. This condition is known as venous reflux or venous insufficiency. It most commonly occurs in the superficial veins near the skin’s surface. It’s estimated that 30 million Americans suffer from this condition.
What Are the Symptoms of Venous Reflux?
Patients with more advanced venous reflux may experience symptoms that dramatically affect their quality of life, including:
- Pain and swelling in the leg
- Varicose veins
- Inflammation of the skin
- Skin changes or discoloration
Who Is Most Likely To Have Venous Reflux?
You are most susceptible to developing venous reflux if:
- You are female
- You are obese
- You have been pregnant more than once
- You are over the age of 40
- You regularly stand for long periods of time
- You lead a sedentary lifestyle
- You have a family history of venous reflux
- You have a past history of blood clots in the legs
How Is Venous Reflux Treated?
The Vein Care Center offers a variety of cutting-edge, safe and highly effective Vein Treatments. Dr. Aggarwal will perform a thorough examination and review your medical history before determining the customized treatment plan that is right for you.
When it comes to diagnosing and treating vein conditions, you deserve the best care available. For residents of Lima, Celina and the greater Auglaize County area of Ohio, that means board-certified and aesthetic-laser-certified family physician Dr. Manu B. Aggarwal, MHSA, MD, at the Vein Care Center. Contact us today to schedule your free screening.