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(718) 407-0704

What Causes Vein Disease?

The veins in your body play a vital role in circulation, transporting blood from various parts of your body back to your heart. As we age, problems can develop in the veins, creating a number of complications. More than one in three Americans over the age of 45 has some kind of vein disease.

Healthy Veins

Diseased Veins

The circulatory system consists of veins and arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that bring the fresh oxygenated blood full of nutrients from the heart to the rest of the body. Veins are vessels that transport blood without oxygen and nutrients back to the heart against gravity. In healthy leg veins, one-way valves allow blood to move only in one direction: upstream towards the heart. In order to do this, when you walk, your leg muscles squeeze the deep veins of your legs and feet pushing the non-oxygenated blood back to the heart. In your veins there are one-way valves that are placed about one inch apart that keep blood flowing in the right direction. When your leg muscles relax, the valves inside your veins close preventing the backward flow of blood back down the legs.

There are three types of veins in your legs: superficial veins, which lie close to the skin, deep veins, which lie in or beneath the muscles, and perforating veins, which connect the superficial to the deep veins. Deep veins bring the blood back to the major vein in your abdomen called the vena cava, which brings the blood straight to the heart.

When a valve fails to function, the blood can begin to pool in your legs and cause a variety of health problems including swollen ankles, blood clots, leg pain, spider veins, varicose veins, and even ulcers. When your leg veins cannot bring enough blood back to the heart, the blood stays in your legs, causing various problems due to venous blood stasis.

If the blood does not move through deep veins, a condition called deep venous thrombosis may arise. If the valves in the superficial system of veins are not working properly, the condition is called superficial venous insufficiency.

Schedule a Consultation

At USA Vein Clinics we treat varicose veins and symptoms like leg pain, swollen legs, spider veins, skin and leg ulcers, discoloration of skin, itching and burning. Varicose veins and leg pain are not just cosmetic problem, but can be a serious medical condition, that can lead to life-threatening complications, so don’t wait!

Contact USA Vein Clinics to learn more about their non surgical treatment that is covered by insurance.

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Our Locations

USA Vein Clinics offers 10 convenient locations in the New York City area.

Fulton St.

122 Fulton St, 5th Floor New York NY, 10038

New York NY, 10038

Telephone: (718) 407-0704

Manhattan

1153 First Avenue

Manhattan NY, 10065

Telephone: (718) 407-0704

Queens

59-20 Myrtle Ave

Queens NY, 11383

Telephone: (718) 407-0704

Astoria

30-33 Steinway

Astoria NY, 11103

Telephone: (718) 407-0704

Bensonhurst

2444 86th St, Ste A

Brooklyn NY, 11214

Telephone: (718) 407-0704

Ocean Ave

2511 Ocean Ave, Ste 102

Brooklyn NY, 11229

Telephone: (718) 407-0704

Forest Hills

116-02 Queens Blvd

Forest Hills NY, 11375

Telephone: (718) 407-0704

Washington Heights

4159 Broadway

Washington Heights NY, 10033

Telephone: (718) 407-0704

Staten Island

1975 Hylan Blvd

Staten Island NY, 10306

Telephone: (718) 407-0704

Valley Stream

260 W Sunrise Hwy, Ste 102

Valley Stream NY, 11581

Telephone: (718) 407-0704

Marble Hill

5221 Broadway

Bronx NY, 10463

Telephone: (718) 407-0704

Tinton Falls

766 Shrewsbury Ave, Ste 300

Tinton Falls NJ, 07724

Telephone: (718) 407-0704

Brighton Beach

2965 Ocean Pkwy,

Brighton Beach NY 11235

Telephone: (718) 407-0704

Jackson Heights

740-04 Forley St,

Elmhurst, NY 11373

Telephone: (718) 407-0704

Flatbush

924 Flatbush Ave,

Brooklyn, NY 11226

Telephone: (718) 407-0704

St. Nicholas

1264 ST Nicholas Ave

New York NY, 10035

Telephone: (718) 407-0704

Success Stories

Before: I had a lot of pain and swelling in my right leg. It felt really uncomfortable walking around.

Now: My legs appear a lot better and the pain has gone away. Very happy with theresults afterward: Dr. Yan and his assistants were very good on helping me get back ontrack and I thank them all for it.

—Don D.

Success Stories

Before: I had a lot of pain and swelling in my right leg. It felt really uncomfortable walking around.

Now: My legs appear a lot better and the pain has gone away. Very happy with theresults afterward: Dr. Yan and his assistants were very good on helping me get back ontrack and I thank them all for it.

—Don D.