Vein Facts:

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

November 1st, 2016

Understanding Post-thrombotic Syndrome (PTS)

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on November 1, 2016

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?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on October 1, 2016

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

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on September 8, 2016

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?

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...

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

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on June 30, 2016

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

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...