Is There a Cure for Varicose Veins?

Posted by Dr. Kourosh Keyhani on Thursday, February 14, 2013 1:07 PM

Varicose veins are discolored veins that bulge to the skin's surface. Although varicose veins are most common in the legs, they can occur just about anywhere.

Most people ask is there a cure for Varicose Veins? The answer is yes as long as proper treatment is obtained by a vein specialist who understands the disease process and treats the underlying cause.

Varicose Veins

Imagine varicose veins as large water filled balloons that are connected to a water hose. If the water hose continues to leak, then these veins continue to bulge and more appear. In order to cure the process, then one needs to close the leaking hose.

At The Vein Specialist of Houston we offer a complete evaluation to see if there is an issue with the vein that leads to varicose veins. This is treated first if necessary before moving forward to treat any further vein issues.

Treatment

The treatment of the leaking or incompetent vein is an office based therapy that takes 20-30 minutes and the patient is able to resume normal activity. We offer Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) as well as Laser treatment of the leaking vein.

What Lifestyle Choices Can Help to Prevent this Condition?

Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing varicose veins from occurring. The problem is seen most commonly in families with varicose and spider veins (hereditary), in females with multiple pregnancies, and professions that require prolonged standing (Teachers, health care providers, machinist).

The most common recommended prevention is to wear prescription strength support hose. This will only delay the process from occurring if your veins were distended to become weak and bulge.