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Why Varicose and Spider Veins Could be Hurting Your Health

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Why Varicose and Spider Veins Could be Hurting Your Health

They may seem merely cosmetic, those tangled reddish veins on your ankles, or the more bulging, bluish veins on your legs. Maybe you think most people get them and just have to live with them. However, it’s not true. Not only could varicose veins and spider veins be hurting your health, but you definitely don’t have to live with them any longer.

How can a vein specialist from Flower Mound help me with my health?

Varicose veins and spider veins are usually a symptom of an underlying problem with your circulation known as venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency occurs when the tiny valves inside the vein walls weaken, making it more difficult for the veins to push the blood back up your legs and body to the heart. The blood may then pool in the legs, causing distension, heaviness, aching, and those visible ropes and lines on your skin.

Far from just being a cosmetic problem with annoying symptoms, left untreated venous insufficiency can lead to a number of more serious consequences. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or blood clots, is one example. DVT can “hide” in the deep veins of your leg and go unnoticed. However if a blood clot breaks free and travels to the heart or lungs, it could become a deadly embolism. Another potential consequence of untreated vein problems is leg ulceration – a painful and difficult problem to treat.

As you can see, varicose veins represent a potential health problem that vein specialists are equipped to treat quickly, safely, and effectively.

What vein treatments are available?

There are a variety of vein disease treatments in Texas that can be very effective, both from a health and an aesthetics perspective. Modern vein treatments are minimally invasive, meaning they leave little to no scarring. The procedures include sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, and endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), all of which can be performed in the vein specialist’s office with no need to visit a hospital or have general anesthetics. These procedures can be performed in about an hour, so you’ll be back to your usual activities the very next day. You may be asked to wear compression stockings for a few weeks until your follow-up appointment, just to ensure that your legs absorb the changes and return to their healthy shape.

The treatment modality that’s right for you will depend on a few personal factors, such as the extent and location of your vein problems and your risk factors for vein disease. It’s important to set up a consultation with a qualified vein specialist in Flower Mound. We’ll provide you with a thorough, professional vein evaluation first. Then we will explain all the procedures and take into account your personal preferences for treatments and scheduling. Together, we’ll come up with a personalized treatment plan to leave you feeling healthy and great about the look of your legs.

We look forward to meeting you.

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