Let’s face it…no one wants to end up in the hospital. So when your doctor tells you that you have high blood pressure and high cholesterol or other signs of arterial disease and that if you don’t do something about it you’ll end up in the hospital, you listen, right? But strangely enough, when people are told that they have signs of disease in their veins – the other blood vessels critical for good health – they often do nothing about it, ignore the problems, and avoid seeking the treatment they need.
If the symptoms they’ve been warned about are varicose veins, they often postpone treatment so long that they develop chronically swollen legs and ankles and their legs become so weak and painful that all they can do is sit around moaning, “My legs hurt!” Warned of even more serious forms of vein disease, such as blood clots forming in the deep veins of their legs, they often ignore that, too – even after having been warned that failure to seek treatment for them can be fatal. So here is the advice again, in clear English and capital letters this time, to emphasize its importance:
IGNORE YOUR VEIN DISEASE AND YOU’LL PROBABLY LAND IN THE HOSPITAL
Leave your varicose veins untreated and they won’t get better – they’ll get worse, and possibly become so infected and covered with open sores that you can no longer walk. Leave more serious diseases like deep vein thrombosis untreated and you can possibly suffer a stroke or a pulmonary embolism when the blood clots break loose from where they formed and travel to your brain or lungs. Even if these things don’t happen, untreated vein disease can weaken your circulatory and immune systems so much that you develop heart disease or diabetes, and that can put you in the hospital.
The alternative? See one of the best vein doctors in Texas now to avoid hospitalization later
Most vein diseases can be diagnosed in a single venous health screening that is painless and takes only about an hour. Once diagnosed, most vein diseases can be treated with modern methods so quickly and so effectively that not only do they never escalate into more serious medical problems, the symptoms that were bothering you go away and don’t bother you any more.
You don’t have to go to the hospital to stay out of the hospital
Varicose veins, for example, can often be eliminated in about an hour using minimally-invasive procedures that are so gentle and painless they can be performed in our Flower Mound offices in about an hour. You literally walk in with varicose veins, and walk out without them. Blood clots and more serious vein diseases can often be treated just as quickly and as easily, without pain, without the need for deep incisions or general anesthesia, and – most important – without the need to go to a hospital.
So how do I use this information – what’s next?
Simple — become as proactive about your vein health as you are about your heart health. You wouldn’t skip your regular heart checkups, would you? Well, why shouldn’t you have a vein health checkup? They take only about an hour, and at the end of that time you’ll know for sure whether you are at risk of developing vein disease, or have it already. In the former case, Dr. Robert A. Handley and his associates can give you diet, exercise, and lifestyle advice on how to prevent vein disease. In the latter case, they can offer you some of the best vein disease treatment in Texas. So give Flower Mound Vein Center a call today at 972-410-5757 and schedule your vein health checkup. That phone call will definitely enable you to be more informed about your vein health, and it may keep you out of the hospital.