#1. When you can see spider veins or varicose veins on your legs.
The presence of spider veins and varicose veins on your legs or other parts of the body is the clearest sign that you should find a vein center in Texas.
Spider veins generally look like dense clumps of reddish or bluish blood vessels visible just under the skin’s surface. They look like masses of spider webs on your legs, usually spreading outwards from a central location. Varicose veins look like dense ropes of thick and knotted blood vessels bulging out of the skin’s surface — they can be red, bluish, purplish, or greenish. Spider veins and varicose veins usually appear on the lower extremities, but they can also appear on the hands, buttocks, face, and other body parts.
Patients with spider veins and varicose veins often feel self-conscious about their appearance. This makes them hide their legs and other body parts underneath oversized clothes. Some of them also avoid wearing short sleeves or going to beaches, making them eventually isolate themselves from social events. The self-imposed isolation caused by self-consciousness eventually leads to mental health problems. As such, you must schedule an appointment at your nearest vein center to improve the quality of your life.
Patients with spider veins and varicose veins often feel self conscious about their appearance. This makes them hide their legs and other body parts underneath oversized clothes. Some of them also avoid wearing short sleeves or going to beaches, which can make them eventually isolate themselves from social events. The self-imposed isolation caused by self-consciousness eventually leads to mental health problems. As such, you must schedule an appointment at your nearest vein center to improve the quality of your life.
#2. When you have leg heaviness, restless leg syndrome, frequent leg cramps, or other signs and symptoms of vein disease.
Spider veins and varicose veins are often accompanied by leg heaviness, restless leg syndrome, frequent leg cramps, throbbing leg veins, leg swelling, etc. Furthermore, these symptoms may also appear without spider veins and varicose veins, and they usually escalate at the end of the day or after long periods of sitting or standing still. These signs and symptoms indicate underlying chronic venous insufficiency, the root cause of spider veins and varicose veins.
Chronic venous insufficiency is a medical condition wherein the collapse of your vein valves makes blood flow backward and accumulate in your leg veins. In healthy veins, the valves act as one-way doors, facilitating one-way blood circulation to the heart while resisting the force of gravity. When the vein valves collapse, gravity forces blood to flow backward and accumulate in the leg veins. The increased pressure in the veins eventually leads to vein wall dilation, which, in turn, leads to various vein problems.
Leg heaviness, restless leg syndrome, throbbing leg veins, frequent leg cramps, and leg swelling are the earliest warning signs of vein disease.
#3. When you have leg ulcers, skin discoloration, or other advanced complications because of untreated vein disease.
Venous insufficiency is a chronic condition, i.e., it worsens if left untreated. If you ignore the aforementioned early warning signs of vein disease, the continued accumulation of blood in your leg veins may eventually cause major complications. The continued accumulation of blood in varicose veins, for example, may weaken the vein walls and increase the risk of bursting. When your varicose veins burst, you experience excessive bleeding, for which you must be taken to the emergency room immediately.
Other potential complications of vein disease include skin discoloration and changes in the skin texture. Your skin will develop a rust-colored, patchy, and leathery appearance due to the breakdown of blood cells. Furthermore, the lack of effective blood circulation will prevent your wounds from healing, leading to non-healing leg wounds, aka leg ulcers. The accumulated blood in the veins may harden into blood clots (deep vein thrombosis) and travel to the lungs, leading to a potentially fatal condition called pulmonary embolism.
If you notice the advanced complications of vein disease, you must find a state-of-the-art vein center in Texas without delay.
Introducing the Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Center in Texas
The Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Center in Texas is widely considered one of the most reputable vein centers in the state. It’s an accredited vein center specializing in the latest minimally invasive vein treatments for spider veins, varicose veins, and the underlying vein disease. Led by Dr. Calvin Jung, the vein center is known for its comprehensive vein care approach, as evidenced by its perfect track record and 5-star ratings from all patients.
Dr. Calvin Jung follows a comprehensive and personalized vein care approach. He examines your leg veins, discusses your symptoms, reviews your medical history, and administers vascular imaging tests to identify the root cause of your vein problems. If you have underlying vein disease, he uses the latest minimally invasive procedures to destroy the diseased saphenous vein and restore effective blood circulation to the heart. He also treats the superficial leg veins to restore your legs’ appearance.
The Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Center is located at 2024 Richmond Ave #300, Uptown Houston, a short 5-minute drive from The Galleria shopping mall. If you have any of the signs or symptoms of vein disease, please schedule an appointment at your nearest vein center in Texas today.