How your cardiologist in Sugar Land, TX, can help with spider veins and varicose veins
If you have red lines on your legs and feet, you may be wondering if they are spider veins or varicose veins. It turns out, there are some similarities and some differences too. Fortunately, your cardiologist treats both.
Dr. Naim Al-Adli at Fort Bend Heart Center and Sugar Land Vein Center offers a wide variety of cardiology services, including the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins. He proudly treats residents of Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, and Southwest Houston, and he can help you too.
Varicose veins and spider veins differ in how they appear and in other ways.
- Can cause moderate to severe pain
- Appear as large, bulging veins
- Show above your skin
- Are commonly found in the legs
- Can be caused by aging
- Typically don’t cause pain
- Appear as small, thin lines which look like spider webs
- Appear close to the surface of your skin
- Can be blue, red, or purple in color
- Can become worse due to pregnancy, obesity, menopause, or heredity
Your cardiologist has several treatment options for varicose veins and spider veins, including:
Compression stockings; are great for minor cases and to boost blood flow
Laser ablation; the laser heats the vein, and blood flow is diverted to other, healthy veins
Radiofrequency ablation; heat is generated, which closes off the vein
Sclerotherapy; a material is injected into the affected vein, and the vein is gradually absorbed into your body
Minor surgery; used to remove small veins which are branching off of larger veins
To learn more about the signs, symptoms, and treatment of varicose veins and spider veins, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Naim Al-Adli at Fort Bend Heart Center and Sugar Land Vein Center, serving residents of Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, and Southwest Houston. You can reach him in the office by calling (281) 265-8500, so call now!