Vein disease can make you miserable — let us fix it.
Vein disease — also called venous insufficiency — is the condition generally at the root of vein disorders such as varicose veins, spider veins and hemorrhoids. There is no way to “fix” a diseased vein. Treating them involves either surgical removal, or in our case, using advanced, minimally invasive techniques to shut down the diseased veins and prompt the body to reabsorb them. Out of a commitment to reducing your risk, improving your recovery and using your available time effectively, Vein Associates of Texas only performs nonsurgical procedures.
What is vein disease?
Every vein in the body is equipped with a series of valves that divide the vein into chambers. Because the purpose of a vein is to return blood to the heart after it delivers oxygen to the rest of the body, veins often must move that blood against the force of gravity. These valves only allow blood to flow in one direction by preventing gravity from causing backflow. When these valves become defective and fail to stop blood from flowing backward in the vein, it’s known as vein disease.
Easing the discomfort of a variety of vein conditions.
Venous insufficiency can cause a few different painful and unsightly conditions that, once you have them, don’t heal on their own. Some of these conditions are:
- Varicose veins – When venous insufficiency occurs in larger veins, the chamber below the failed valve sees a substantial increase in pressure, which causes the valve below it to fail. This chain reaction results in large, swollen, rope-like veins that may or may not protrude from the skin, called varicose veins. Along with being visually unappealing, varicose veins are often painful and should be addressed immediately. Learn more…
- Spider veins – Usually a manifestation of venous insufficiency, but also caused by injuries, hormonal changes and sun exposure, spider veins are small, colored blood vessels that are visible through the skin. Getting their name from their twisted appearance that resembles a spider web, spider veins are not usually painful, but are often unsightly and can make people feel shy and insecure about showing their skin. Thankfully, your days by the pool can be enjoyed again without embarrassment! Treatments for spider veins are fast and virtually pain-free. Learn more…
- Hemorrhoids – Straining during bowel movements and the increased abdominal pressure brought on by pregnancy can result in vein disease in the rectal blood vessels. This causes them to protrude into the rectal cavity, where they become known as a hemorrhoid. Characterized by anal itching, pain during bowel movements and blood in the stool or on the toilet paper, hemorrhoids are serious barriers to daily comfort. We understand that hemorrhoids are difficult to discuss. However, coming to Vein Associates of Texas for your hemorrhoid treatment guarantees you a professional experience from a doctor with proven outcomes who wants nothing more than to give you a better life. Learn more…
Returning you to more comfortable days.
While vein disease is certainly a burden, treating it doesn’t have to be. Our advanced, nonsurgical techniques generally take less than an hour to perform, and their minimally invasive nature means you will be able to return to your day at the end of your procedure. Learn more about our leading-edge vein treatments.
We understand that vein disease weighs on your mind and body, serving as a roadblock to participating in your favorite activities. Returning to the life you remember before vein disease isn’t difficult, so call Vein Associates of Texas today.
For more on vein disease, or to schedule an appointment, call 888-653-2728. You can also schedule an appointment using our easy online form.