Vein Facts:

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

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...

Good News for Patients with Ugly Spider Veins

September 22, 2015Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

Spider veins are small clusters of red, blue or purple veins that appear on the calves, thighs and ankles. They usually occur as people age, but in some people spider veins may appear at a young age. No matter what age they appear unsightly spider veins can be a cause of embarrassment and concern, leading to lifestyle or wardrobe changes....

How Does Varicose Vein Removal Affect Blood Circulation?

August 31, 2015Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

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?

June 11, 2015Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

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?

May 14, 2015Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

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...

Everyday Habits That Promote Vein Health

April 11, 2015Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

We all know that veins such as spider and varicose veins are unattractive, but did you know that these veins can also have serious consequences for your health? That is why maintaining healthy veins is so vital. In this post, Dr. Lonnie Whiddon has outlined some everyday habits to either add or subtract from your daily routine in order to promote good...

Symptoms of Varicose Veins

March 11, 2015Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

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

February 11, 2015Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

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

January 16, 2015Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

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...

Vein Removal FAQs

January 15, 2015Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

At Dallas Vein Specialists, we receive many questions from prospective and current patients about the appearance of varicose or spider veins and the related treatment options. We want our patients to be educated and informed about their conditions, the treatment options and any related risks. With this in mind, I share the following frequently asked questions and responses: What Is...