If you have spent this summer less than satisfied with how your legs look in…
Venous insufficiency, or vein disease, most frequently affects the legs. It can affect how they both look and feel.
Vein disease occurs when poorly functioning vein valves fail to properly pump blood back up to the heart, resulting in stagnant blood that pools in the legs, which can lead to a variety of problems. The most common issue caused by venous insufficiency is often varicose veins, something that more than 35% of Americans are affected by.
VeinSolutions vein specialists treat venous insufficiency and varicose veins frequently. Our board-certified vascular surgeons can also assess the underlying cause of poor vein function while developing an aesthetic treatment plan that also improves the way your legs look.
Recognizing the signs of leg vein disease, and knowing what available treatment options there are, can help you get your legs back to looking, and feeling, their best.
What are signs of leg vein disease?
Common signs that you may be experiencing venous insufficiency in your legs include:
- An achy or fatigued sensation throughout your limbs that may worsen with excessive sitting or standing
- Restless legs or cramping at night
- Skin discoloration on the skin that may appear red or brown, or might feel thick or scaly to the touch
- A swollen or heavy feeling throughout the legs and ankles
The most obvious sign of leg vein disease is visible varicose veins. These are dark purple or blue bulging and ropey structures that form under the skin and are often accompanied by tenderness, pain and uncomfortable swelling.
People who are most at risk for developing leg vein disease are those who are pregnant, obese, have a history of blood clots or other vascular issues, or lead a sedentary lifestyle.
How do you treat leg vein disease?
At VeinSolutions we offer several effective treatment options for venous insufficiency and varicose vein removal. Depending on the severity of your condition, treatments may range from simple lifestyle changes to minimally invasive procedures that are performed in our vein treatment centers on a convenient and efficient outpatient basis.
Ways to improve leg vein disease are:
- Committing to regular exercise
- Avoiding periods of prolonged sitting or standing
- Wearing compression socks to increase blood flow and circulation in the legs and reduce swelling
- Considering varicose vein removal procedures such as endovenous ablation or minimally-invasive vein surgery to permanently remove the damaged veins and afford your legs a more healthy look and feel
Contact VeinSolutions for Your Consultation Today
To schedule an appointment with a vein specialist in Austin, please contact us here or call 512.452.VEIN (8346), or 512.501.4287 for our clinic in Georgetown, and 512.651.8420 for Kyle.