Over 25% of Americans over 50 suffer from some form of vein disease, but only a small fraction of them seek treatment. One of the reasons is that they believe in myths that they have heard or that they have imagined about who vein doctors are and what they do. In this article, we’ll try to dispel a few of those myths and provide you with the facts.
What is the most important thing Flower Mound residents should know vein doctors?
First, although vein disease treatment in Texas focuses on vascular disease, your vein doctor is concerned with finding the causes of your symptoms so that he can treat you as a whole person, and improve your overall health. Your spider and varicose veins doctor in Flower Mound doesn’t just seek to treat only these conditions, he is seeking to eliminate the causes of these symptoms to improve your circulatory health, and thus your sense of well-being and happiness. Dr. Robert A. Handley and his expert staff are compassionate and skilled at providing the best treatment for your vein problems. They also don’t provide care only in their offices; often the best care can be in the form of conservative treatments such as diet recommendations, lifestyle changes, and exercise programs that improve your circulatory health without the need for even minimally invasive treatment options.
How much time will my Flower Mound Vein Center doctors spend with me?
Because many patients have heard – correctly – that modern vein disease treatment is fast and efficient, and requires little of your time, they worry that their doctors will “rush them through” examinations and treatments. This is another myth. One of the keys to finding a proper diagnosis in a vascular health screening is asking questions and listening carefully to the answers. For example, heredity plays a big part in vein disease, so your doctor may ask many questions about whether other members of your family have had varicose veins. They may ask about your diet, and how much exercise you get, and they expect honest answers, because these may also be critical factors in providing the best recommendations to help you get better.
Yes, vein doctors use the most modern, state-of-the-art technologies to diagnose your problems, like Doppler ultrasound to “see” beneath the surface of the skin and literally watch your blood flowing through your veins to pinpoint obstructions to that flow. But just as much information can be gained by just listening to patients and finding out what their goals are in seeking treatment. Are you more concerned with the cosmetic aspects of varicose veins, or are they causing you pain, swollen legs and ankles, and leaving you so tired that you can’t fully enjoy your life?
Another myth: vein treatment is painful and will put me “out of commission” for a while
This myth or misconception is probably a carryover from the past, and the ways in which varicose veins and other vein disease had to be treated a few decades ago. These days, treatments are fast, require no hospitalization or general anesthesia, and can be performed in the comfort of our Flower Mound, TX offices. You walk in, have your treatment, and walk out again in about an hour, having experienced no pain and needing no recovery period. More important, having your varicose veins treated not only removes the unsightly, swollen veins from your legs, it also removes the pain that many people experience as a result of them.
Worst myth: it’s difficult to find good vein disease treatment in Texas
You need look no further than the greater Ft. Worth-Dallas area to find the best vein doctor in Texas. Dr. Robert A. Handley and his staff are board-certified and highly experienced at providing the best possible care available anywhere in the world. They work closely with their patients to create treatment plans that not only deal with their immediate symptoms and needs, but help to put them on track to a healthier and happier life. For more information about the Flower Mound Vein Center and what we can do for you, give us a call at 972-410-5757 to schedule an appointment for an initial consultation. Or visit our website at flowermoundveins.com to find out more.