Treatment for Varicose Veins in Houston, TX
Texas Endovascular is Houston’s Leading Vein Treatment Center
Varicose veins develop when your veins get stretched out or enlarged over time. This leads to non-functioning valves. Then, these leaky valves allow the blood to flow in the wrong direction, back into the legs. (That condition is known as venous insufficiency.) The blood pools and stagnates in the vein, causing it to stretch over time.
Dr. William Fox, Dr. Eric Hardee and Dr. AJ Valenson are board-certified interventional radiologists providing comprehensive vein treatments. The team at Texas Endovascular will make an accurate diagnosis based on your symptoms and provide you with an in depth treatment plan. Learn more about varicose veins and schedule your consultation at any of our four offices in the Greater Houston area.
Common Symptoms of Varicose Veins
Symptoms of varicose veins can vary from more mild symptoms such as discolored veins, to severe symptoms like bleeding and itching around the veins. In most cases, symptoms are mild and more of a cosmetic concern to people affected with varicose veins. However if symptoms progress, causing pain or discomfort, it may be time to seek medical attention. In some cases varicose veins can led to more serious health problems so it is always a good idea to have a vein specialist evaluate your condition.
Symptoms of Varicose Veins Include:
- Veins that are dark purple or blue in color
- Veins that are swollen and rope-like, or bulging out from the surface of the skin
- An achy or heavy feeling in your legs
- Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in your lower legs
- Worsened pain after sitting or standing for a long time
- Itching around one or more of your veins
- Bleeding from varicose veins
- A painful cord in the vein with red discoloration of the skin
- Color changes, hardening of the vein, inflammation of the skin or skin ulcers near your ankle, which can mean you have a serious form of vascular disease that requires medical attention
Risk Factors of Varicose Veins
Are you at Risk of Varicose Veins?
An estimated one in three Americans over the age of 45 have some form of vascular disease. Certain lifestyles and work requirements, such as prolonged sitting or standing, can worsen venous disease. That’s why teachers, police officers, and retail associates are all at risk for developing venous insufficiency and varicose veins.
Other risk factors for varicose veins include obesity, pregnancy, and having a family history of varicose veins. Women are almost 4 times more likely to develop varicose veins than men. Your risk for varicose veins may increase with age.
Treatment for Varicose Veins at Texas Endovascular in Houston, TX
State-of-the-Art Vein Treatments
Texas Endovascular uses the most advanced and minimally invasive vein treatments. They come without the risks of surgery or the expense and hassle of going to the hospital. Getting treatment early helps prevent your symptoms from becoming painful and causing discomfort.
Our interventional radiologists provide a wide range of treatments because each case of varicose veins can be quite different. It is always our primary goal to find the best solution for our patients as individuals.