Understanding Vein Health

Healthy veins are like a well-oiled machine, transporting blood to the heart with ease. As you age, veins can become overworked and lose their functionality. Because veins work against gravity to send blood upward, vein diseases often cause blood to pool in the legs. 

For many people, vein complications can cause uncomfortable circulation issues. At Texas Vein & Wellness Institute, we help patients maintain, prevent and treat venous diseases. 

Understanding Vein Health

What Is Vein Disease?

Venous diseases occur when the vein valves fail to transport blood to the heart. This process can happen gradually with age or result from other conditions. Common risk factors include the following:

  • Obesity
  • Extended sitting or standing 
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal therapy
  • Smoking

We see vein diseases in many forms at our clinic in Houston. Common venous diseases include:

  • Deep vein thrombosis: Healthy blood clots help your body heal from an injury. Deep vein thrombosis occurs when harmful blood clots block the veins and cause pooling in the legs. This is a serious condition in which clots form in the deep vein of your legs or thighs. This clot can move to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism (PE). PE is managed with blood thinners, although severe PE may require surgical procedures to remove the clot.
  • Chronic venous insufficiency: Chronic venous insufficiency develops when the valves are unable to hold the flow of blood against gravity. This condition can cause pain, cramping, swelling, skin changes and ulcers.
  • Varicose veins: Faulty valves can cause varicose veins, which are enlarged veins that can lead to leg pain, swelling or ulcers. Varicose veins often bulge near the skin’s surface around the ankles or knees.

Symptoms of Vein Disease

Venous diseases look different for every patient. Some symptoms may not seem severe but can be warning signs for a more significant issue. To avoid the consequences of untreated venous diseases, look for these symptoms:

  • Spider veins
  • Skin hardening
  • Muscle heaviness or cramps
  • Itching, burning sensation
  • Leg pain
  • Bumps or swollen skin
Understanding Vein Health
Understanding Vein Health

Vein Disease Treatment Options

At Texas Vein & Wellness Institute, we help you overcome your vein complications with simple, minimally invasive treatment. Our experts are specialists in the field with years of experience to inform their diagnoses and decisions. 

Our providers offer the following venous disease treatments:

  • VenaSeal: VenaSeal is a minimally invasive procedure that uses medical glue to seal a refluxing vein. Once the vein is closed, the blood naturally redirects to healthy passageways. 
  • Radiofrequency ablation: Our team offers radiofrequency ablation (RA) for patients with varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency. This procedure injects a small catheter and uses heat to collapse the vein safely. The trapped blood eventually moves to a healthy vein, and the diseased vein disappears.
  • Microphlebectomy: Microphlebectomy procedures can be used alongside other treatments to improve aesthetic results. Your provider will use a small tool to create incisions and remove the diseased vein.
  • Sclerotherapy: Patients may prefer sclerotherapy treatment for small, cosmetic vein issues. This procedure uses a small needle to inject a sealing agent, which causes spider veins to fade over time.

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Understanding Vein Health
Understanding Vein Health

Contact Us for Vein Disease Treatment in Houston 

Your veins are a necessary part of your overall health. If you notice worsening conditions in your legs or veins, get ahead of the issue and visit our vein clinic in Houston. Texas Vein & Wellness Institute has the expertise and tools to help you feel and look better!

As one of eight accredited vein treatment centers in Houston, Texas, we provide unmatched medical care. With offices in Brenham and Houston, we are eager to address your health care needs. Book an appointment online or call us at 281-888-1464!

Understanding Vein Health

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I went with my daughter who was having 3 veins repaired. The entire staff were very welcoming. I was allowed to stay with my daughter throughout the procedure. Each step was explained as the[…]

I went with my daughter who was having 3 veins repaired. The entire staff were very welcoming. I was allowed to stay with my daughter throughout the procedure. Each step was explained as the procedure took place. I was very impressed and felt comfortable with the whole process. What a caring group. I will not hesitate to go to them if I ever have issues with my veins. Thanks so much for taking care of my baby!

— Renee K. 05/24/2022

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I showed up on the wrong date for my six-week follow up appointment and instead of having me return, they were so gracious and fitted me in. Tasha, the ultrasound technician was so kind to a[…]

I showed up on the wrong date for my six-week follow up appointment and instead of having me return, they were so gracious and fitted me in. Tasha, the ultrasound technician was so kind to agree. My doctor is Dr. Johnson, who us wonderful but I also got to meet Dr. Rahao for the first time. He is one of the kindest doctors I have met. Hands down, I would recommend this facility over and over. The staff must be happy working there because it spills over to the patients.

— Juliet C.

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Can not express how thankful I am for finding Dr. Rao. Wish I would have found him 3 years ago. Three years of being in pain why had the many of doctors I went to before him not tell me that[…]

Can not express how thankful I am for finding Dr. Rao. Wish I would have found him 3 years ago. Three years of being in pain why had the many of doctors I went to before him not tell me that it could be a vein problem? So so thankful that I was recommended to him by a friend. His office staff in the Brenham office are all so professional and friendly and seem to really care about me. Thank you, Dr. Rao!!!!

— Tammy E.

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I highly recommend anyone suffering with varicose veins to come to Texas Vein & Wellness Institute. The staff is wonderful! 😃 made me feel calm and comfortable while I was being prepp[…]

I highly recommend anyone suffering with varicose veins to come to Texas Vein & Wellness Institute. The staff is wonderful! 😃 made me feel calm and comfortable while I was being prepped. Dr Johnson walked me step by step during the procedures. Everything came out great. Recovering and legs are feeling much better. Thank you

— Jesus J.

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Many thanks for your professionalism, kindness and care during my three surgeries in February and follow up visits. Your friendly and relaxed office helped make the vein removal surgery comf[…]

Many thanks for your professionalism, kindness and care during my three surgeries in February and follow up visits. Your friendly and relaxed office helped make the vein removal surgery comfortable. All the best to you and your kind staff in the future.

— K. H.

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