Venous Disease


The veins in your body play an important role in circulation, carrying blood from various parts of your body back to your heart. But as you age, problems can develop in your veins and cause a variety of complications.

Venous disease refers to conditions that are either related to or caused by veins that have become diseased or abnormal. Chronic venous disease occurs when veins that aren’t working properly make it difficult for blood to make the return trip from the legs to the heart. It can cause varicose veins, leg swelling and pain or leg ulcers.

Early symptoms may seem minor, but if left untreated, they could become more serious and even life threatening. It’s important for you to be aware of these symptoms, and call your doctor if you have them:

  • Feeling of swelling or heaviness in the legs
  • Pain or cramps in the calves
  • Skin discolorations
  • Dry or weeping eczema
  • Open leg wounds

At Mercy, we understand how anxious you may feel when you’re suffering from these symptoms. We will listen to your concerns and fears and provide you with the most compassionate care.

Mercy vascular specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating every type of venous disease. You can rely on us to determine the best non-surgical and surgical options for you. Our goal is to not only give you relief from your symptoms but also to reduce the risks of complications and get you back to feeling well.

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