Are You Feeling a Pain in the Leg?
Bulging, thick, discolored varicose veins are not just a cosmetic problem. These veins can cause a more serious condition called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). There are valves that carry blood from the legs up to the heart. CVI causes this flow to stop and blood pools up in the vein. This may make the legs swell, hurt, and feel heavy. More severe cases may see skin changes and ulcers.
The Vein Clinic at UT Health East Texas performs VenefitTM targeted endovenous therapy, a minimally-invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency to treat varicose veins and CVI. The VenefitTM procedure is an outpatient therapy with a fast recovery. Therapy is often covered by insurance when treatment is medically necessary. Help your legs look and feel better by calling 903-877-7161 to make an appointment.