Venous Reflux Disease
If you are experiencing leg pain including aches, swelling, heaviness, throbbing and swelling and have either varicose veins or spider veins, you may be suffering from venous reflux disease. A basic understanding of how blood flows through the body will help you comprehend why and how our vein doctor at Total Vein Treatment Centers treats this disorder.
Causes of Venous Reflux Disease
First, blood flows away from the heart through arteries and flows back to the heart through veins. When blood flow is traveling up the legs on its way back to the heart, gravity tries to pull the blood back down. Valves inside the veins stop blood from flowing backward – when everything is working properly, that is. Whether because of aging, obesity or genetics, veins can lose their elasticity or become dilated when valves lose their ability operate as they should. Venous reflux disease is the result of the vein valves not closing properly. In severe cases, it can create pooled blood and lead to a number of additional problems that may have a profound impact on a person’s life.
Venous Reflux Symptoms
Roughly 25 million Americans are affected by venous reflux disease. Understanding the symptoms is an essential first step in combating this disease. If you feel like you have any of these symptoms, please contact our experienced vein doctor in Dallas and Plano for an evaluation.
Venous Reflux Symptoms
- Leg Pain
- Varicose Veins
- Spider Veins
- Leg Swelling
- Open Ulcers
- Skin Changes or Discoloration
- Heaviness of the Leg
- Tired or Fatigued Legs
- Throbbing Legs
- Restless Legs
Venous Reflux Treatment
Our primary goal is to properly treat this vein disease. With today’s modern medical advances, patients can have easier recovery and reduced risk of complications. Our vascular care offices can provide both conservative treatments and surgical treatments to benefit your individual needs, conditions and lifestyles. Some non-surgical treatments are include elevating your legs while resting and wearing compression stockings. When more aggressive treatment is needed, we offer sclerotherapy, phlebectomy and VNUS closure.
We Are Accepting New Patients
To learn more about our surgical and non-surgical treatments for leg pain and venous reflux disease, contact Total Vein Treatment Centers online or call for a free consultation at (214) 361-0016.