Vascular disease is a general term used to describe any condition that affects the blood vessels, including the veins, arteries, and capillaries. At The Medical Group of New Jersey, we specialize in diagnosing and treating vascular disease, with a focus on vein disorders such as varicose veins.
What is the Vascular System?
The vascular system is a complex network of blood vessels that run throughout the body, carrying oxygen and nutrients to tissues and organs. When the vascular system is functioning normally, blood flow is smooth and efficient. However, various factors can cause vascular disease, which can lead to serious health problems. The system consists of three types of blood vessels:
- Arteries: Responsible for carrying oxygen-rich blood away from the heart and to the rest of the body.
- Veins: Responsible for carrying blood back to the heart.
- Capillaries: Tiny blood vessels that connect arteries and veins, allowing oxygen and nutrients to pass from the bloodstream to tissues and organs.
Vein disorders are a common type of vascular disease affecting the body’s veins. These disorders can occur in any vein in the body but are most commonly found in the legs.
Varicose veins are a type of vein disorder that occurs when the veins become enlarged and twisted. They can cause discomfort, swelling, and pain in the legs, and can also be unsightly. Varicose veins are more common in women than in men and are often associated with pregnancy, obesity, or a family history of the condition.
Blood Vessel Diseases
Blood vessel diseases are another type of vascular disease that can affect the arteries, veins, and capillaries in the body. These conditions can cause a range of symptoms, including pain, swelling, and numbness.
Atherosclerosis is a common blood vessel disease that occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries, making it hard for blood to flow through them. This can lead to serious health problems, including heart attacks and strokes.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is another type of blood vessel disease that occurs when the arteries in the legs become narrowed or blocked. This can cause pain, cramping, and weakness in the legs and can also increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Trust The Medical Group of New Jersey
We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases, including vein disorders and blood vessel diseases. We use state-of-the-art technology and procedures to provide our patients with the most effective treatments available.
For patients with varicose veins, we offer a range of treatment options, including sclerotherapy, endovenous laser therapy, and radiofrequency ablation. These treatments are minimally invasive and can provide patients with relief from the pain and discomfort associated with varicose veins.
For patients with blood vessel diseases, we offer treatment options including angioplasty and stenting, bypass surgery, and others. These procedures can help to improve blood flow and reduce the risk of serious health problems, including heart attacks and strokes.
If you are experiencing symptoms of vascular disease in New Jersey, contact The Medical Group of New Jersey and schedule your appointment.