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What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are visible, often protruding veins, most commonly, located in the legs. They usually look like twisted rope located just under the skin. Varicose veins also cause discomfort and pain. Patients report achy, heavy, throbbing, warm, or itchy sensations in their legs, swelling in the feet and ankles, and leg cramps. This is due to blood pooling in the vein, causing it to enlarge over time. Wearing compression garments help but is not a permanent solution.
Causes of Varicose Veins
Venous insufficiency is the cause of varicose veins. That means that the circulatory system has a hard time pushing blood back to the heart from your extremities. Tiny valves in your veins open and close to allow blood to return to the heart, but in patients with varicose veins, those valves are faulty. The legs are most ofter affected, though it is possible to have them elsewhere.
When the circulatory system can’t move the blood back to the heart it pools in the vein, building up over time. This backup of blood causes the veins to appear purple or blue and results in a recognizable cord-like bulge.
Are Varicose Veins dangerous?
Varicose Veins themselves are not dangerous, but they cab be a symptom of a more serious issue such as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or other blood clot issues. If you experience fatigue, swelling, pain, or tenderness in one or both legs, warm and/or discolored skin on the affected leg(s), or suddenly visible vein(s), seek medical care immediately.
Treatments are available to resolve both spider veins and varicose veins. Texas Pain Vein and Vascular offer many different procedures, in the office, to help patients start looking and feeling better right away. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
Some effective treatments options are:
There are many conservative treatment options for varicose veins. These include support stockings, proper skin hygiene, consistent walking, and weight loss as needed. However, when these treatment options are not working, surgical treatment options are available. Those may include:
- VNUS Closure
Whether you are considering conservative options or surgical options, select a vein surgeon who has the experience and training needed for a successful outcome. Dr. Naifeh will do a complete consultation and exam, and may suggest tests such as ultrasound or angiogram to test the blood flow in your veins.
Testimonies from our patients:
Excellent! The doctor and his assistant was very helpful. The treatment was fast and pain free. I will give them 10 stars!
The staff of the doctors were very knowledgeable and friendly! Can’t wait for my follow-up appointment!
Dr. Naifeh and his staff were terrific. They were very thorough and ensured that I fully understood the process, my options, and what to expect. Very pleased!
Texas Pain Vein and Vascular was such a great experience. The medical staff was courteous, kind and helpful. They provided me an education on the process. The doctor was highly-trained and qualified. What a pleasant experience – I would have never expected this level of care for treating spider veins!
My Varicose Veins treatment made one spot disappear within 24 hours. It’s only been three days and the other areas already look better too. The treatment works, it was not painful and I was in and out in less than an hour. Thank you!
The staff was very professional, nice and helpful. I would recommend to anyone looking for treatment of veins. I was very pleased with my service.
I was very happy to learn that Dr. Naifeh offers advanced vein care for men. He took care of something I had tried to hide by keeping my legs covered. But now I am very proud to show off my legs!