Vein problems come in a variety of forms. A person may have a vein problem that mostly causes cosmetic concerns, like spider veins. Varicose veins can also cause cosmetic concerns, as well as medical concerns. Then there are vein problems that present more serious health concerns like deep vein thrombosis and venous insufficiency. If you are dealing with any of the above-mentioned problems or other vein issues, we invite you to contact us here at South Texas Vein Institute. We will be happy to schedule a consultation for you with one of our vein experts, Dr. Orfanos or Dr. Garcia-Cantu.
When you visit us here at South Texas Vein Institute, you can expect that you will work with vein and vascular specialists who understand what you are going through. Dr. Orfanos and Dr. Garcia-Cantu have years of experience helping patients address the medical and cosmetic problems that veins can sometimes present. We work in state-of-the-art facilities using the latest tools and treatments for vein problems.
The veins in your body have a very specific role to play in the way they function with other parts of your body. The purpose of the veins is to carry blood from the legs to the heart. The veins in the legs have one-way valves that make sure that the blood flows in the right direction, toward the heart and away from the legs.
Unfortunately, some people have problems when these valves do not function normally. At times, the blood can start to pool in certain areas. It does not flow in a healthy way. This can lead to a variety of problems, including spider and varicose veins.
When a patient is dealing with a vein problem that presents cosmetic concerns, the appearance of their thighs, calves, and ankles usually changes into something that is not considered to be attractive. They may have lots of spider-like veins that appear in various formations on different parts of their legs. Varicose veins also present cosmetic concerns because in addition to being a dark and abnormal color, they are also raised and have a very noticeable appearance.
Medical issues can arise when a person is dealing with vein problems. When it comes to dealing with varicose veins, a person can deal with swelling, an achy sensation in their legs, and a heavy feeling in their legs. Others deal with pelvic pain because of varicose veins that are located in the pelvic area. There’s the risk that a blood clot could form in the legs as well, leading to more serious health problems. This is when it’s especially important to consult with Dr. Orfanos or Dr. Garcia-Cantu.
We offer a variety of treatments at South Texas Vein Institute to help our clients address the medical and cosmetic sides of vein issues. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation at our office in Edinburg!