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Flower Mound Vein Specialist Publishes a New Article explaining Why Pregnancy Increases Your Risk of Vein Disease

May 15th, 2015. Flower Mound, TX. Flower Mound Vein Center is publishing a new article about pregnancy, and how the profound changes women’s bodies go through can increase their likelihood of developing vein disease. According to these experienced Flower Mound vascular doctors, approximately 30% of women develop varicose veins during their first pregnancy, and 55% develop them during their second and successive pregnancies.

Flower Mound Vein Specialist: Pregnancy and Vein DiseaseDr. Robert A. Handley, a noted Flower Mound vein specialist, says, “The profound changes your body goes through as it prepares to nourish and support a growing fetus causes increased blood flow and increased pressure in the veins of your legs. This can easily lead to varicose veins or other forms of vein disease. If you are aware of this increased risk and consult a spider and varicose vein doctor in Flower Mound before or during your pregnancy, you can lessen the likelihood of developing varicose veins that become worse during pregnancy and persist after your delivery.”

These noted Flower Mound vascular doctors believes that if more women were aware of how common varicose veins are during pregnancy, they’d be more likely to seek vein disease treatment in Texas and possibly prevent them. For more information, see the Center website:

Varicose Vein Treatment Options

Varicose veins can be unsightly. Above and beyond their cosmetic appearance, however, they can lead to leg cramps, pain and swelling. Largely the result of aging, veins can lose their elasticity and become enlarged and prominent leading to the development of varicose veins.

There is a solution. Several minimally invasive treatments are available to eliminate varicose veins. They include highly specialized techniques such as sclerotherapy, endovenous laser treatment and microphlebectomy. All of these procedures are performed by highly skilled vein doctors on an outpatient basis, without the need for general anesthesia. Patients are often back to work the next day.

About Flower Mound Vein Center

Flower Mound Vein Center is a comprehensive vein treatment facility in Flower Mound, TX that serves the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth area, including Arlington, McKinney, Garland, and Plano, Texas. The center specializes in treating varicose veins, spider veins, and other types of vein disease using advanced, minimally invasive techniques. Vein specialist Dr. Robert A. Handley, Jr., MD leads the center. Dr. Handley is a leading vein expert and holds credentials from the American Board of Phlebology, and the American Board of Radiology with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He is recognized by the Society of Interventional Radiology to have a special competency in Interventional Stroke Therapy. He has extensive experience in image guided minimally invasive procedures and has a special interest in venous procedures and in the treatment of venous insufficiency. He is a member of the American College of Phlebology, American College of Radiology, and the Society of Interventional Radiology.

Flower Mound Vein Center
Tel. (972) 441-5573