The bulging, twisting, enlarged veins that appear on your legs are varicose veins. In addition to affecting the appearance of your legs, varicose veins can also be a sign of an underlying circulation issue. The experienced team at Precision Vascular, with branches in Arlington, Dallas, Mesquite, and McKinney, Texas, offer advanced diagnostic treatments for the unsightly veins to improve both appearance and circulation. Get the love flowing back through your legs again by calling the office nearest you or by requesting an appointment online today.
Varicose veins refer to the enlarged, swollen, and/or bulging veins that develop in the superficial compartment of your leg. These veins may be blue, red, or flesh-toned and often appear on the thighs, back of the calves, and inside the legs.
Varicose veins occur in women more often than men, and your risk of developing the bulging veins increases as you get older. Obesity and a family history may also make you more vulnerable to the unsightly veins.
Varicose veins occur due to malfunction and damage of the valves in the veins in the lower half of your body. Normally, the valves in your veins open and close as the muscles relax and contract, pushing your blood back to your heart.
If the valves in your veins are damaged or malfunctioning, they may not close properly and allow the blood to flow backward, which is referred to as reflux. The reversal in the blood flow causes pooling of the backed-up blood, so your veins bulge, stretch, and enlarge.
Varicose veins are often considered a cosmetic issue, but the backflow of your blood is a medical condition referred to as chronic venous insufficiency.
In addition to affecting the look of your legs, varicose veins can cause a range of symptoms. Some of the more common symptoms include:
The poor blood flow in your legs can also be responsible for your restless legs syndrome.
The team at Precision Vascular offers many treatment options to improve blood flow and the look of your legs. Initially, the team may take a conservative approach and recommend:
Conservative treatment may not repair the damage within your veins but may help improve circulation and prevent further damage. The team also offers advanced minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins, including:
To learn more about the treatment options for your varicose veins, contact Precision Vascular by phone or online today.