The Vein Center of Austin Heart - Look Better, Feel Better
Vein disease is a common medical condition, affecting approximately half of the US population. A wide range of vein disorders exist, from cosmetic spider veins to more advanced conditions causing many different symptoms.
Our cardiologists use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat all forms of vein disease. When left untreated, even varicose veins can lead to more serious concerns due to the progressive nature of the disease. Visit one of our Austin Heart locations for an evaluation if you are experiencing these signs and symptoms of venous disease:
- Spider or "broken" veins
- Bulging varicose veins
- Leg or ankle swelling
- Painful, aching, cramping legs
- Leg heaviness and fatigue
- Dry, flaky skin
- Discolored skin (brown, purple, red)
- Skin breakdown or ulcers
What Causes Vein Disease?
The single most frequent cause of vein disease is heredity. Approximately 70% of all patients with varicose veins have parents with the same condition. Pregnancy, especially multiple pregnancies, is a contributing cause of vein disease. Other factors influencing vein disease are age, obesity and jobs that require long periods of standing.
Treatments for Vein Disease
Fortunately, treatments for vein problems have a high success rate with little down time and easy recovery. Treating symptoms early is an important key. Treatments depend on the nature and severity of the problem and can include:
- Lifestyle changes
- Compression stockings
- Sclerotherapy for spider and small varicose veins
- Micro-phlebectomy for bulging varicose veins
- Minimally-invasive thermal ablation (radio-frequency and laser)