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Your Dry Skin Changes May be a Sign of Vein Disease

If you’re experiencing skin changes like dry skin on your lower legs, extremely itchy dry skin, or dry flaky skin on lower legs, it could be a sign of the vein disease, Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). Vein disease causes your veins to dilate and become unsightly and painfully varicose.

If you have vein disease, no amount of lotion will help cure dry skin on the lower legs, as symptoms will only get more severe, more visual, and more painful. While dry skin changes are the first warning sign of vein disease, other symptoms include:

  • Aching legs
  • Tiredness in the legs
  • Itchy, flaky, irritated dry skin
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Unsightly veins and extremely dry skin on the legs and feet is a clear sign of vein disease. Avoiding treatment can lead to further circulatory deterioration.
Risks of Vein Disease
Vein disease is a circulatory issue causing leg veins to painfully enlarge, which weakens the skin and makes it susceptible to rupture.

Risks of Vein Disease

  • Tissue damage
  • Lower leg and ankle swelling (edema)
  • Internal bleeding from burst swollen vessels
  • Thinning skin prone to breaks and bleeding
  • Life-threatening bleeding
  • Painful lower leg pressure
  • Severely dry, flaky, leathery skin changes on the lower legs or feet
  • Skin color changes
  • Spider veins
  • Delicate skin sensitive to rashes
  • Developing leg ulcers

In addition to these risks, advanced vein disease causes unsightly prominent spider patterns over your ankles and feet. When your skin is dry, these veins are vulnerable to rupture. Ruptures can result from shaving, but most often occur after showering while drying with a towel. This is because veins dilate with warm water and drying with a towel across weakened, thin skin after a shower breaks the skin’s surface causing heavy bleeding.

This bleeding can be dramatic, with blood seeming to “shoot” across the room. If this happens to you, simply apply gentle pressure with a wash cloth, tissue or toilet paper, lie down and elevate the bleeding leg. There is no need for 911 or the ER as this is not serious and should stop with pressure.

Your Cure for Dry Skin Changes

Cure your vein disease symptoms by getting immediately evaluated at Vascular Vein Centers. If you do have vein disease, your Vascular Vein Centers vein care specialist will recommend personalized treatment and prevention. Prevention can be as simple as lifestyle changes that help delay the progression of your dry skin changes:

  • Avoid standing or sitting for long periods
  • Regular exercise
  • Losing unhealthy weight
  • Elevate your legs while sitting
  • Wear compression socks
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Your Cure for Dry Skin Changes
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Prevent or Reverse Advanced Vein Disease
Vein disease treatment restores your legs by preventing dry skin changes, unsightly veins from appearing, and reducing pain and discomfort.

Prevent or Reverse Advanced Vein Disease

Don’t let your dry skin changes progress to this.

If you’ve noticed dry skin changes, don’t put off treatment. We make it easy to prevent or reverse painful and unsightly skin changes associated with advanced vein disease. Check to see if your leg’s skin changes are warning signs of vein disease. Get a vein disease evaluation with one of our expert vein care specialists, today!

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