Symptom Spotlight: Advanced Vein Disease (Ain’t Pretty)

It has always been our mission to spread the word and educate the public about vein disease and to promote a healthy vein lifestyle. In doing so, we feel there’s nothing like a good stat to make people say, “Whoa, I had no idea about that!” (Of course, we also feel that showing alarming pictures of advanced vein disease is also effective because it is! Advanced vein disease is not a pretty one, our friends.)

So here’s today’s “I had no idea” stat —

Did you know that 400,000 Houstonians have advanced vein disease and 70,000 have leg ulcers. 

Leg Ulcer - Form of Advanced Vein Disease
   People with leg ulcers often seek treatment at wound care centers first.               

What is advanced vein disease? Well, advanced vein disease happens when there has been extensive and prolonged backward flow of blood and pooling of the blood in the leg veins.

Advanced vein disease generally manifests itself in the form of:

Leg Ulcers

Venous Stasis Dermatitis


Aching, painful, twisted, bulging varicose veins 

Every day our board-certified, fellowship-trained interventional radiologists successfully treat people who have been gripped and even crippled for years by advanced vein disease. Most of these patients have been misdiagnosed and undergone various other forms of treatment, including extensive wound care.

Heads Up Moment: signs you’re developing advanced vein disease: 

Darkening of the skin – especially in the ankle area

Itchy/burning sensations

Dry/scaly/shiny skin (sign of venous dermatitis)

90 fact

If you have noticed any of the above symptoms or may even be experiencing less noticeable signs – such as tired, heavy feeling legs or restless legs, nip your vein disease in the bud now. Vein disease is one of the most treatable medical conditions – no matter what the progression. In fact, people with advanced forms of the disease benefit the most. You can reclaim your life with one of today’s highly effective and minimally invasive vein treatments.

Call 281-565-0033 (Houston/Southeastern Texas) or 512-551-1403 (Austin/Central Texas) to schedule a vein consultation and leg vein screening. Most major insurance, Medicare/Medicaid accepted. And check out our Vein Blog for articles on healthy vein eating, drinking, activities and more!