Vein Diseases & Treatments in Houston, TX
What is Vein Disease?
The circulatory system within the body consists of both vein and arteries. Your arteries travel from the heart and carry oxygenated blood to your organs and tissues, sharing nutrients to all parts of the body. Once the blood reaches its target location, it returns back to the heart via veins. These veins carry deoxygenated blood against gravity with the help of valves. These valves are found about one inch apart and allow the blood to flow in the right direction.
Vein Disease Risk Factors
An estimated 30-60% of adults suffer from vein diseases and the incidence increases with age.
Factors associated with the development of vein diseases include:
- Prolonged standing or sitting
- Hormonal therapy including birth control pills
- Chronic constipation
Probably, there are multiple factors which contribute to vein diseases, heredity being the most important.
Vein Disease Symptoms
Leg pain, soreness, aching, throbbing, muscle fatigue, and swelling, are often symptoms of vein diseases. The affected varicose veins appear like blue ropes under the skin. At times the affected veins appear like small blue or red lines on the skin. Sometimes these look like spiders within the skin.
Vein Disease Treatment
Treatment Options For Vein Disease in Houston, TX
• Ambulatory Phlebectomy
• Cutaneous Laser Therapy
• Endovenous Laser Ablation Surgery
Endovenous Laser Ablation Surgery is able to target diseased veins through tiny incisions in the skin. This procedure closes the vein and reroutes the blood to healthy veins. With the use of ultrasound guidance, this procedure intents to close the diseased vein, not full removal.
• Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
What Happens If Vein Disease Goes Untreated?
If Vein Disease goes untreated it can lead to serious complications. These complications may include changes of the skin color, ulcers, bleeding, swelling and blood clots.
Before and After Photos
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