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.
One of the things that always surprises us in our practice as vascular doctors in Flower Mound is when new patients tell us that their general practitioners recommended that they see a vein doctor months or even years ago, and that they didn’t do it. When asked why, some say that they considered it unnecessary, because after all varicose veins are a “normal part of aging,” and they figured they could “live with them.”
As experienced vascular doctors in Flower Mound, naturally we’ve noticed the extent to which many of our patients go to hide their varicose veins. They tell us that they wear long pants and dark stockings, and manage to come up with a seemingly endless string of excuses to avoid playing sports or going to the beach, and thus having to reveal their legs, because they’re embarrassed by how they look. While this is understandable, one thing that surprises us is that many of these patients seem to be embarrassed to even talk about their varicose veins, even with us, their vein doctors. It’s as if some of these folks have been trying to “live with” their varicose veins by pretending they don’t exist for so long that they feel the need to do so even when talking to a specialist. In this article we’d like to discuss this reluctance to talk about varicose veins, and bring the subject into the open.
“Quality of life” is a phrase that means many things to many people.
If you have varicose veins, you already know how unattractive they are. You are reminded of this every time you look into a mirror, sigh, and reach for long pants or dark stockings to cover them up.
It’s a new year, and you’ve decided that this year you’re finally going to do something to get rid of your varicose veins and stop allowing them to rob you of the joy of life.
Stroke is serious. It is the third-largest cause of death in the U.S., and the first-largest cause of long-term disability. Someone in America has a stroke every 40 seconds, and worldwide the statistics are even more dire – over 15 million have strokes each year, of whom 1/3 die and another 1/3 become permanently disabled. And you’re probably aware of these facts, having read them in the media or having heard them from your doctor. But chances are you’ve never heard a related fact, that a leading cause of stroke is – surprisingly – vein disease.
When you are suffering from varicose veins, it’s natural to focus on the impact they have on your life. After all, you are the one dealing with swollen legs & ankles, achy legs, and a decreased feeling of self-worth brought on by the problem’s unsightly nature. However, there may be someone else who is impacted by your vein disease: your spouse. While it may not seem intuitive at first, undergoing vein disease treatment can have a positive impact on both your health and on the health of your marriage.
Varicose veins can be unsightly. Above and beyond their cosmetic appearance, however, they can lead to swollen legs and ankles, leg pain and leg fatigue – not what you need this busy fall season.
November 21st, 2013. Flower Mound, TX. The Flower Mound Vein Center has published a new article on their website describing modern vein disease treatments that can restore patients’ legs to the beauty of previous years. According to the Flower Mound, TX vein center, veins can lose their elasticity and become enlarged and prominent, leading to the development of unsightly varicose veins.