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September 1st, 2010

Risk Factors For Varicose Veins

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on September 1, 2010

Heredity (a family history of varicose veins) Pregnancy Aging Western dietary and bowel habits Association with prostatic hypertrophy Wearing girdles or tight-fitting clothing Obesity Occupations requiring prolonged standing   The discussion about the causes of and risk factors for the development of varicose veins involves the list above. I shall discuss each in some limited detail.   HEREDITY A tendency...

Anesthesia For In-office Vein Procedures

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on August 9, 2010

ANESTHESIA FOR IN-OFFICE VEIN PROCEDURES At Dallas Vein Specialists we want the patient undergoing a vein procedure to have as little discomfort as possible. Some patients want to be completely “out” for the procedure, that is, experience no pain at all. Others want to be completely awake and even be able to drive home soon after having the vein procedure....

Eye Veins – Removal Of Veins Beneath The Eye

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 29, 2010

Prominent veins in the soft tissues under the eye are not an infrequent complaint. While rarely do they cause symptoms, these engorged bluish veins are cosmetic concerns to patient. The question arises as to how to treat them. Injection therapy, i e. sclerotherapy, involves the use of strong chemicals that damage the inside wall of the veins. Once the chemical...

Who Can Undergo in-office Minimally Invasive Procedures?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 21, 2010

At Dallas Vein Specialists all patients are treated in the office including those undergoing the laser vein treatments (endovenous laser ablation) and vein removal (microphlebectomy).  (Good descriptions of these procedures may be viewed at our website DallasVeinSpecialists.com. Patients, young and old, even those with chronic disease such as heart problems, have been successfully treated in our in-office operating rooms.  Patients taking anticoagulants,...

What Are Venous Ulcers?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 20, 2010

Venous ulcers are chronic non-healing wounds of the lower leg, ankle, or foot that are caused by elevated venous pressure in the veins of the leg. The high venous pressure arises from the failure of the valves in the veins of the legs that in turn causes the blood to rush toward the foot when standing or sitting. This increased...

Varicose Veins and Pregnancy – Part II

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 12, 2010

Last week I discussed varicose veins and pregnancy. This week I will answer the questions I raised at the beginning of the discussion, questions frequently asked by young women of child-bearing age, “How do I prevent varicose veins during pregnancy?” and “What shall I do about my varicose veins now that I am pregnant?”. If a woman has varicose veins...

Varicose Veins and Pregnancy – Part I

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 10, 2010

I frequently hear questions from female patients like “How do I prevent varicose veins during pregnancy?” or “What shall I do about my varicose veins now that I am pregnant?” Good questions that deserve proper answers. Women who have the genetic predisposition for varicose veins, i.e. a family history of varicose veins, often develop them and suffer from them during...

Inject Veins or Remove Veins? Which?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on June 14, 2010

Patients frequently are confused about why some leg veins are injected and some are removed. When I evaluate veins from spider veins to large varicosities, there are several considerations going through my mind in addition to the source or cause of the vein problem. SCLEROTHERAPY is the injection of veins with chemicals that damage the inside of the veins. This...

Spider Veins and Sclerotherapy

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on June 7, 2010

Spider veins are small, 0.1-1.0mm, red to blue veins in the top layer of the skin. They occur with increasing frequency in adults as they age but may be seen in teenagers as well. When seen in younger individuals the pattern of distribution is commonly on the lateral thigh or at the site of prior trauma. Spider veins may be...

Why Do We Use Lasers at Dallas Vein Specialist?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on June 1, 2010

With internet and advertising information readily available to anyone who cares to do a little research, some of our patients know that there are several options in vein treatment and ask why we use a laser to treat the incompetent veins of the legs. Prior to acquiring our lasers we researched the matter thoroughly and in fact used both radiofrequency...

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