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Varicose Veins in Dallas, TX

Vanguard Vascular & Vein treats varicose veins for the residents of Garland, Rowlett, and the Greater Dallas area.

In the U.S., roughly half of all adults age 50 and older suffer from varicose veins. Varicose veins are large, swollen veins that appear on the surface of your legs. These veins are more than a cosmetic concern. Varicose veins often cause great discomfort, including pain, itching, aching, and cramping in the legs. Vanguard Vascular & Vein offers treatments for these painful and unsightly veins.

What Causes Varicose Veins?

Veins carry blood from the body back to the heart, and valves in the veins prevent blood from flowing backward. When the valves in leg veins become weakened or damaged, blood can leak back into leg veins and collect there, forming varicose veins.

Am I At Risk for Varicose Veins?

The most common risks associated with varicose veins are the following:

  • Family medical history
  • Professions that require long periods of standing
  • Obesity
  • Hormonal changes that result from pregnancy, puberty, and menopause
  • Birth control medications
  • Hormonal replace therapy
  • History of blood clots

How Can I Prevent Varicose Veins?

While you may not be able to avoid varicose veins completely, especially if you have a medical history of the condition, you should rest your legs frequently when you are required to stand for long periods of time. Physical activity, including regular exercise, helps your body circulate your blood efficiently.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with one of our vascular surgeons in our Garland or Rowlett, Texas office, call Vanguard Vascular & Vein at (972) 487-1818.

Vanguard Vascular & Vein is a leading vascular care provider serving Garland, Rowlett, and the Greater Dallas area. Our patients rely on us for individualized care and a holistic approach that addresses all of their vascular care needs. We are the first practice in the area, and one of only five in the country, to receive Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) accreditation. The accreditation assures our patients that the care they receive meets the highest professional standards for vascular ultrasound interpretation. To learn more about the Vanguard Way, please visit our About Us page.

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