Veins are the passages that carry blood through our bodies. This allows everything from nutrients to life-sustaining oxygen to travel to every cell in the body.
While a general practitioner can usually diagnose vein conditions, there are several benefits to having a vein specialist diagnose your veins. Everything from more successful treatments to the remission of your symptoms could be obtained from working with one.
Understanding the Whole Picture
Venous diseases like spider veins and varicose veins are relatively easy to identify, but these are just the most visible parts of a larger problem.
Venous disease may manifest outward physical symptoms in the extremities, but the conditions that cause venous disease may be present throughout your body.
Consider how high blood pressure works. You may have narrowing of the arteries, water retention or high cholesterol levels. These may stem from genetics, poor diet, a lack of exercise or any number of conditions.
Instead of treating just the most prominent symptoms, we can create a complete picture of your overall health. This can enable you to make better decisions that result in vein problems remaining minimized, allowing you to have a happier and healthier life.
A vein specialist is adept at diagnosing these causes due to the amount of experience they have. This allows a more accurate diagnosis to be made.
Success Based on Experience
The last major benefit of working with a vein specialist revolves around the wealth of experience. This allows accurate diagnoses to be made, and enables patients to have the best treatment options.
A case of spider veins may not need treatment. Treatments like sclerotherapy are effective for venous diseases. Other options like changes in diet and exercise may be able to provide the patient with both relief and freedom venous disease.
Seek the Right Diagnosis and Treatment for Your Veins
The best option for an accurate diagnosis of your veins tends to reside with a vein specialist. The experience and knowledge a specialist has will often serve as your best option.
To learn more about what a vein specialist can do to diagnose and treat your veins, contact South Texas Vein Institute today. We can schedule an appointment to evaluate the condition of your veins, and create an effective treatment plan that provides relief. If you are in the Edinburg, TX area, contact us today.