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Flower Mound Vein Center Explains What Causes Varicose Veins

July 16th, 2013. Flower Mound, Texas. Varicose veins and spider veins are common vein problems. Men and women alike suffer from the presence of these bulging, discolored, or twisted veins, usually found on the legs. However, many patients don’t fully understand what causes varicose veins – something the Flower Mound Vein Center, a respected vein treatment center in Flower Mound, Texas, is trying to change.

Dr. Robert Handley, the lead vein specialist at the Flower Mound Vein Center, is reaching out to the public to help educate patients about exactly how and why varicose veins develop. In a recent article on the center’s website, the main causes and risk factors are clearly explained for health consumers – including a discussion of lifestyle factors and family history.

Dr. Handley says it’s important for patients to understand what causes varicose veins so that they can take steps to prevent the condition from developing, or seek treatment if they know they are at risk. By helping to educate patients, he can also help to reduce the complications caused by these vein disorders.

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Varicose Vein Treatment Options

Approximately 40% of women, and 25% of men, suffer from varicose veins. Varicose veins appear as twisting, rope-like cords of bulging veins under the skin, most often appearing on the legs. Some of the most common symptoms of varicose veins include leg heaviness, aching, swelling, fatigue, itching, tingling, or tenderness.

Fortunately, patients with varicose veins have access to several safe and effective treatments. In many cases, varicose vein treatment is performed right in the office with minimally invasive therapies. Some of the best vein treatments available today are endovenous laser ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy, including ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy.

Patients with minor cases of varicose or spider veins may see results using conservative treatment, such as compression stockings or making healthy lifestyle changes like being more physically active.

About The Flower Mound Vein Center

The Flower Mound Vein Center is a comprehensive vein treatment facility in Flower Mound, TX that serves the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth area, including Arlington, McKinney, Garland, and Plano, Texas. The center specializes in treating varicose veins, spider veins, and other types of vein disease using advanced, minimally invasive techniques. Vein specialist Dr. Robert A. Handley, Jr., MD leads the center. Dr. Handley is a leading vein expert and holds credentials from the American Board of Phlebology, and the American Board of Radiology with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He is recognized by the Society of Interventional Radiology to have a special competency in Interventional Stroke Therapy. He has extensive experience in image guided minimally invasive procedures and has a special interest in venous procedures and in the treatment of venous insufficiency. He is a member of the American College of Phlebology, American College of Radiology, and the Society of Interventional Radiology.

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Tel. 972-410-5757

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