Vein Facts:

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

The Importance of Treating Feeder Veins in Conjunction with Spider Veins

June 22, 2017Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

FEEDER VEINS EXPLAINED The importance of “feeder veins” in the study and treatment of spider veins (telangiectasias) of the leg is well established. “Feeder veins” are a type of reticular veins, which are plentiful throughout the legs, forming a reticular network beneath the skin surface, hence the name RETICULAR. Most reticular veins have no relationship to spider veins, but when...

Understanding Post-thrombotic Syndrome (PTS)

November 1, 2016Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

PTS Defined Postthrombotic (postphlebitic) syndrome (PTS) is a complication that occurs in nearly half of all patients with extensive deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the leg. Because of its prevalence, it is important for patients with DVT to familiarize themselves with PTS, including symptoms and how to prevent it from developing. While it can be treated, there is no cure...

Is Injection a Good Treatment for Varicose Veins of the Leg?

October 1, 2016Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

Some physicians providing treatment for varicose veins may recommend injection with a solution that causes these veins to clot. When the chemical, a sclerosant solution, works as planned, it results in thrombus (clot) formation within the varicosities. This effectively stops the veins from bulging with blood, and instead they bulge with clots. These bulging clotted varicose veins may or may...

All about Superficial Thrombophlebitis

September 8, 2016Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

Superficial thrombophlebitis is an inflammatory process of the tissues secondary to clotting (thrombosis) of one or more vein. Both the veins and the surrounding tissues such as skin and fat display signs of inflammation. By definition, superficial thrombophlebitis always involves veins between the skin and the muscle. It usually occurs in the legs but may also occur in the arms....

What Happens if Varicose Veins Go Untreated?

July 31, 2016Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

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...

How to Get Superior Results when Treating Leg Veins and Other Vein Problems

June 30, 2016Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

In many cases, the formation of varicose veins (enlarged veins that most commonly appear in the legs) and other vein problems is unavoidable. Fortunately, varicose veins are treatable. In this blog post, Dr. Lonnie Whiddon of Dallas Vein Specialists outlines several factors that can enhance the success of your treatment results. UNDERSTANDING YOUR VEIN HEALTH AND FAMILY HISTORY Leg vein...

Choosing a Vein Specialist

January 16, 2016Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

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)

December 17, 2015Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

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...

Options for Treating Facial Veins

November 21, 2015Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

Noticeable and unattractive veins on the nose, cheek, temple and around the eyes are  common cosmetic concerns for both men and women. Many people with these unsightly facial veins desire to have them removed to avoid embarrassment and discomfort. At Dallas Vein Specialists, we offer several advanced laser treatments that safely and effectively improve the appearance of facial veins. CUTERA...

Exercises to Prevent DVT During Trips

October 22, 2015Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

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...