The vein treatment center near River Oaks is committed to spreading vein disease awareness.
The spider vein and varicose vein treatment center near River Oaks is committed to spreading awareness about spider veins, varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, and minimally invasive vein treatments. That’s because they’ve noticed that most of their patients seek treatment when they have advanced chronic venous insufficiency.
Treating vein disease at an early stage helps patients avoid severe complications, but most people can’t identify the warning signs of vein disease. Furthermore, patients are often misinformed about vein disease because there are numerous misconceptions about spider veins and varicose veins.
You can find the spider vein and varicose vein treatment center in the Chase Bank building at 2900 Weslayan St Suite 650, Houston, TX. The vein treatment center is extremely close to River Oaks — 5 minutes via San Felipe St and Willowick Rd, Larchmont Rd and Westheimer Rd, or San Felipe St and Maconda Ln.
If you have the signs and symptoms of vein disease, please schedule an appointment at the vein treatment center near River Oaks. And please continue reading for answers to the most common questions about spider veins and varicose veins.
When should you worry about varicose veins?
You should worry about varicose veins if you have the signs and symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is a medical condition wherein your vein valves malfunction, and blood accumulates in your leg veins. The continued accumulation of blood in leg veins leads to vascular dilation, leading to varicose veins.
Varicose veins occur due to excessive blood accumulation in leg veins, but you’re more likely to experience the early warning signs before varicose veins.
The following are the early warning signs and symptoms of vein disease: restless leg syndrome, frequent leg cramps, throbbing leg veins, leg pain, leg swelling, and frequent leg cramps. Furthermore, the signs and symptoms of vein disease worsen at the end of the day or after long periods of inactivity.
You should also worry about varicose veins if you fall into a high-risk category:
- If you have a family history of vein problems
- If you have a medical history of vein problems
- If you’re over 50 years of age
- If you’re female
- If you’re pregnant or undergoing hormone therapy
- If you have a sedentary job that requires long hours of sitting or standing still
- If you’re overweight or obese
Is a hot bath good for varicose veins?
Patients with varicose veins often feel the need to alleviate discomfort with a hot shower or hot baths. However, hot showers, steam rooms, saunas, and hot baths are BAD for varicose veins. The heat makes your varicose veins swell, increasing the risk of blood accumulation in leg veins. As such, rather than alleviating the symptoms, a hot bath can make things worse.
Does drinking water help varicose veins?
Drinking water is good for overall wellness and health. Remaining hydrated also improves your blood circulation and vascular health. However, if you already have varicose veins, then drinking more water won’t fix the issue.
Why do I have veins behind my knees?
The region behind the knees is one of the most common places for varicose veins and spider veins. Varicose veins and spider veins are common in the knees and legs because blood has to travel upwards in this region to reach the heart, i.e., against the force of gravity. When your vein valves collapse, gravity forces blood to flow backward and accumulate in the leg veins, leading to varicose veins.
Do varicose veins get worse with age?
As you grow older, the valves in your veins weaken and are more likely to malfunction. As such, the risk of varicose veins increases as you grow older. Furthermore, if you already have varicose veins, your symptoms will continue worsening with time due to continued blood accumulation in leg veins.
What happens if you don’t treat varicose veins?
If you don’t treat varicose veins and venous insufficiency, blood will continue accumulating in the leg veins. Over time, the leg veins’ walls will weaken due to excessive dilation, increasing the risk of bursting with pressure. When your varicose veins burst, you experience profuse bleeding, for which you have to be taken to an emergency room.
Besides burst varicose veins, untreated chronic venous insufficiency also leads to other complications. The lack of effective blood circulation will prevent wounds from healing, leading to non-healing wounds called ulcers. The lack of blood circulation will also cause skin discoloration, and the breakdown of blood cells will lead to rust-colored patches on your skin.
Over time, the accumulated blood in your leg veins may turn into clots and travel into the lungs, leading to a potentially fatal condition called chronic venous insufficiency.
How do I get rid of veins behind my knees?
The following are the most effective minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins:
- Endovenous laser ablation
- Endovenous radiofrequency ablation
- ClariVein mechanochemical ablation
- VenaSeal treatment
What does sclerotherapy mean?
Sclerotherapy is the most effective method for spider vein removal. The vein doctor injects a medicine called sclerosant into the spider veins — one injection per vein. Sclerosant is a medicine that fuses vein walls. When injected into spider veins, it turns them into hardened scar tissues eventually metabolized by the body. Over time, the spider veins shrink and fade away from the skin’s surface.
How can I avoid spider veins?
The following tips can minimize your risk of spider veins:
- Wear compression stockings regularly.
- Exercise frequently to improve blood circulation and vascular strength.
- Running, cycling, and swimming are the best for vascular health.
- Elevate your legs while sitting or resting.
- Don’t stand still for long periods.