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Varicose veins are a sign that there is high pressure in the veins. This is called venous insufficiency or venous hypertension.

July 31st, 2016

What Happens if Varicose Veins Go Untreated?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 31, 2016

Veins return blood to the heart and lungs for oxygen replenishment. The oxygenated blood is then pumped via the arteries throughout the body. When the veins weaken and blood flows back into the veins in the wrong direction, it causes a condition known as reflux and increases pressure within the veins. If reflux affects the veins between the muscles and...

Choosing a Vein Specialist

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on January 16, 2016

Vein disorders are common and usually treatable. With many physicians offering to treat vein problems, it may be difficult for a patient to know whom to consult. Here I suggest some things to consider in making the choice.  EXPERIENCE Experience cannot be over emphasized. The best vein doctors are the ones that treat diseases of the veins everyday. By and...

Common Questions about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on December 17, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 1,000 adults  develops  deep vein thrombosis (DVT) each year. Many people are unaware of DVT and its possible consequences. To  improve understanding of DVT, including what causes it as well as how it can be prevented and treated, Dallas Vein Specialists shares the answers to the most common questions...

Exercises to Prevent DVT During Trips

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on October 22, 2015

Immobility is one of the most common causes of blood clots developing in a vein, also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT most often begins in the lower legs and can potentially turn into a serious, even fatal condition if the blood clot extends, breaks off and travels to the lungs. Sitting without moving, and with the legs bent...

How Does Varicose Vein Removal Affect Blood Circulation?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on August 31, 2015

Veins play an essential role in proper blood circulation. Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body. Then veins return the blood to the heart and lungs where oxygen is released into the blood, which is again recirculated to the entire body. When there are varicose veins in the legs, this normal blood circulation is affected. Blood pools...

Do Compression Socks Really Work for Varicose Veins?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on June 11, 2015

If you have varicose veins, you have likely heard people talk about compression socks. But just what is their role, if any, in the prevention or relief of varicose veins? In this post, Dr. Lonnie Whiddon of Dallas Vein Specialists has some clear information on what compression socks can and can’t do in the treatment of varicose veins. HOW DO...

How Can I Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis When I Fly?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on May 14, 2015

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a vein condition where a blood clot develops in the deep veins, most frequently in the legs. This condition is caused by certain medical conditions as well as not moving the body for long periods of time. It can be a serious condition since the resulting blood clot or clots travel through the bloodstream and...

Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on March 11, 2015

For individuals with noticeable varicose veins, the problem does not typically go undetected and is often a point of aesthetic or even medical concern for them. However, some individuals who are not familiar with the condition may not recognize the blue knotted-looking veins that are visible underneath the skin’s surface. Varicose veins may occur in areas of the body that...

Increased Risk Factors for Varicose and Spider Veins

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on February 11, 2015

No one likes varicose veins. Unfortunately, for some people, getting them is unavoidable. Here, I explore the factors that increase the risk for developing varicose and spider veins and share some tips that may help reduce the risk. What Are Varicose and Spider Veins?  Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are visible and bulge underneath the surface of the skin....

Dr. Oz Show on Varicose and Spider Veins – A Vein Surgeon’s Perspective

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on January 16, 2015

Recently Dr. Oz discussed varicose veins and spider veins of the leg on his afternoon television show. This was complete with video simulation of veins and a discussion of treatment. A woman with typical leg spider (thread) veins demonstrated their appearance and discussed her cosmetic concerns. Then Dr. Oz discussed the difference between varicose veins and spider veins. A visiting...

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