Varicose veins are the result of a simple malfunction in the valves of the vein (which plays such an important role of carrying blood from the body to the heart for re-circulation). It can become a major hindrance to leading a normal day-to-day life and can be a rather painful ailment both physically and emotionally. Varicose veins can occur due to a number of reasons like family history, work related, pregnancy induced or can even occur due to obesity.
Do not neglect the classic symptoms like burning or throbbing or heavy feeling in the legs. Aching legs or feet, dark blue or bulging veins may also be due to varicose veins. These symptoms must not be ignored and one must consult the doctor at the earliest, as he is the best judge. There is a common misconception that varicose veins would heal with time. On the contrary varicose veins do not heal on their own and if left untreated can lead to further complications. With the right treatment and care it will not be a cause of trouble at all.
In the bygone era the painful procedure of “Vein Stripping” was used to treat these varicose veins. This procedure involved a lot of pain as well as required a number of days for recovery. Modern technology has made it very simple, introducing procedures that cause minimum pain and ensuring quick recovery to the patient. The actual area of problem can be diagnosed through physical examination and ultrasound tests and then the varicose veins can be treated through minimally invasive procedures which would not cause much pain A tiny incision or puncture of the skin under local anaesthesia is all it takes to get back those lovely legs and drive away the terrible nagging pain that was a dominant part of the patient’s life for so long. With the help of modern technology varicose vein treatment and getting on with a new phase of life minus the pain and embarrassment is only a matter of a few days.
The Southwest Vein Institute is dedicated towards the treatment of varicose veins. The doctors were featured among the “Best Doctors Chosen by their Peers” in D magazine and “Texas Super Doctors” by Texas Monthly. The doctors and staff aim at not only treating the medical problem of the varicose veins but also at the post operative care that is so very important to get the patient back to a normal life. The team of doctors also work on returning the self-confidence that most of the varicose veins patients lose due to the embarrassment that accompanies the pain. Medically well equipped and the expertise of the doctors together make it one of the best available in terms of medical facilities and care.