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Common Signs of Vein Disease


Your veins are responsible for carrying blood to your heart so it can later be pumped to the rest of your body. If your veins begin to deteriorate and are not supplying an efficient amount of blood to your heart, you can experience symptoms that can make even the simplest of daily activities painful and difficult.

In order to know if you’re suffering from a form of vein disease, you should learn to recognize the symptoms that are associated with this illness.


This is one of the most common and painful symptoms associated with varicose veins and other vein insufficient diseases. Edema is the result of fluid retention and usually occurs in your legs, ankles, and feet. Experiencing edema can cause you to have difficulty walking or, at the least, make it painful to do so.

Pain While Standing

Varicose vein disease can cause you to feel pain in your legs while you’re sitting, which may worsen when you stand up. In cases like this, you may find relief in raising your legs, as this helps blood flow back out of your veins and towards your heart.

Purple, Twisted Veins

Varicose veins can appear as thick, purple lines on your legs. They’ll often look as if they’re twisting or bulging under your skin and, while they may not be particularly painful, they are a sign of vein disease that you should not ignore.

Leg Discomfort

If you have varicose veins or other vein diseases, you can experience discomfort and weakness in your legs. Your legs may also feel itchy or tight, especially in your calves.

At Albert Vein Institute, varicose veins and other venous diseases are diagnosed by combining a thorough physical examination with a non-invasive ultrasound test to determine the location of the abnormal valve or valves within your veins.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our vein specialists.