• Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) affect upwards of 600,000 Americans each year and cause more deaths each year than the more well-publicized conditions of breast cancer, AIDS, and motor vehicle accidents.
• Stay active. Immobility increases the risk of developing clots. If you've been sitting for a long period of time (such as long-distance travel) stop and take a break to stretch your legs.
• Maintain an ideal body weight. Don't smoke.
• False: Spider veins, like varicose veins, are caused by dysfunctional vein valves. However, spider veins appear as a nest of blue or red veins just under the surface of the skin and typically do not bulge above the skin's surface like varicose veins. Varicose veins are a sign of venous disease and should be diagnosed and treated by a vein specialist to avoid progression to CVI.
Bunker Vein and Imaging Center
2712 Bee Caves Road, Suite 122
Austin, TX 78746
Tel: (512) 726-0599
Round Rock Location
301 Hesters Crossing
Round Rock, TX 78681