Vein Facts:

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

July 8th, 2014

Does Crossing Your Legs Cause Veins?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 8, 2014

You’ve probably heard the rumor that crossing your legs can cause veins. To be clear: this is an old wives tale. Crossing your legs does not cause varicose or spider veins, nor will it worsen existing veins. There is no scientific evidence that suggests crossing your legs interrupts circulation or affects the blood flow in the veins. Go ahead and...

The Latest, Best Procedure To Remove Unsightly Spider Veins

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on May 6, 2014

At the International Meeting on Aesthetic Phlebology at Trancosa, Bahia, Brazil in March of this year I was impressed with what I saw and heard about how to eradicate spider veins (telangiectases) and prominent blue or green veins (reticular veins) of the legs. I was fortunate to spend extensive time with Dr. Kasuo Miyake, and before returning home, I observed...

Resolutions For The New Year

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on January 27, 2014

During this month many of us make resolutions that we hope to uphold for the New Year. Quite often these resolutions relate to our health and well being, for instance stopping smoking or losing weight. In my opinion 2 of the most healthful resolutions are to eat in a more nutritious way and to take up a program of regular...

A New Minimally Invasive Treatment For Varicose Veins

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on August 21, 2013

A new treatment for saphenous vein incompetence, the principal cause of varicose veins of the leg, has advantages over the established thermal treatments, namely radiofrequency and laser. The new treatment, ClariVein, has been in studies in the United States and in Europe for the past 4 years. The results in several studies have been comparable to the results obtained with...

Vein Care In The United Kingdom

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on May 14, 2013

(Royal Society of Medicine Venous Forum, London 2013) I recently attended the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine in London. This several day meeting included talks by eminent British vascular surgeons and guest speakers from Europe. Topics ranged through the spectrum of venous diseases and their treatments including traditional invasive surgery, newer minimal invasive treatments, sclerotherapy, phlebitis and...

Varicose Veins In The Vaginal Area

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on March 31, 2012

Today on the DR. OZ SHOW there was a discussion about discomfort from varicose veins that occur in the vaginal area, specifically involving the labia. While the discussion was somewhat informative, it left out much important information. Varicose veins occurring in this area are the result of changes during pregnancy in the circulation in the veins of the pelvis. During...

How To Choose A Vein Doctor

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on November 9, 2011

Now that the techniques for treating vein problems have evolved such that they are easily accomplished on an outpatient basis with good results, more physicians are becoming interested in providing these services to the many patients who have limiting symptoms and/or cosmetic concerns. But herein lies a dilemma for patients. Many patients do their own research, frequently using the internet,...

Varicose Veins and Pregnancy – Part II

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 12, 2010

Last week I discussed varicose veins and pregnancy. This week I will answer the questions I raised at the beginning of the discussion, questions frequently asked by young women of child-bearing age, “How do I prevent varicose veins during pregnancy?” and “What shall I do about my varicose veins now that I am pregnant?”. If a woman has varicose veins...

Varicose Veins and Pregnancy – Part I

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 10, 2010

I frequently hear questions from female patients like “How do I prevent varicose veins during pregnancy?” or “What shall I do about my varicose veins now that I am pregnant?” Good questions that deserve proper answers. Women who have the genetic predisposition for varicose veins, i.e. a family history of varicose veins, often develop them and suffer from them during...

Inject Veins or Remove Veins? Which?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on June 14, 2010

Patients frequently are confused about why some leg veins are injected and some are removed. When I evaluate veins from spider veins to large varicosities, there are several considerations going through my mind in addition to the source or cause of the vein problem. SCLEROTHERAPY is the injection of veins with chemicals that damage the inside of the veins. This...