Banishing Varicose Veins Has Never Been Easier

Do varicose veins have you hiding your legs under long pants even in the dog days of summer? If so, know that treatment to re

Ropey, discolored, twisted leg veins can be one more unwanted sign of aging. These purple, red, or blue veins appear on your legs as the result of added pressure on your circulatory system in your extremities caused by movement. Varicose veins are more common in women than men, especially during and after pregnancy. Still, anyone can get them. In fact, 25% of adults in the United States have varicose veins at some point in their lives. 

At Hamilton Vascular, with five convenient Texas locations (Webster, Sugar Land, Round Rock, and San Antonio), our experts offer a wide range of therapies. Get a start on your varicose vein treatment now. You can hide your compression garments under long pants or skirts and be ready to bare your flawless legs by spring.

Read on as the Hamilton Vascular team answers all your questions.

What causes varicose veins?

As you age, the valves that control your blood flow can weaken. If blood pools in veins due to weakened valves, your veins will appear darkened or enlarged. 

There’s also a genetic component. Nearly 50% of varicose vein patients have a family history of varicose veins. If both of your parents have varicose veins, there’s a better than not chance that you will develop them too.

Not only a cosmetic concern

Varicose veins aren't just unsightly — they can also increase your risk of conditions such as blood clots and ankle ulcers.

With the development of varicose veins, many patients experience such symptoms as achy or heavy feelings, swelling, itchy skin around the vein, or pain in their legs. At Hamilton Vascular, our physicians examine your varicose veins, then recommend the best treatment or treatments for you. In addition to conducting a physical exam and taking your health history, they may use an ultrasound to determine whether you have any serious blood clots.

More treatment options than ever 

Treating varicose veins has never been easier or options greater. These include:

In some cases, the use of compression garments may sufficiently reduce the appearance of varicose veins and remedy bothersome symptoms. They can be purchased with a variety of pressure levels. According to a 2018 study, wearing knee-high compression stockings at a pressure of 18 to 21 mmHg for just one week minimized symptoms of varicose veins.

Why wait?

Winter is the perfect time to try compression stockings since they are more easily concealed under your clothes.

To schedule your initial consultation appointment with Hamilton Vascular and get started treating your varicose veins, call one of our offices, or request an appointment using the online booking tool.

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