Symptoms and Consequences

Symptoms and ConsequencesVein disease is a broad term that covers many issues related to the vascular system, so it might not come as a surprise to learn that there are a wide variety of symptoms associated with this issue. Some of these symptoms, such as thin, discolored spider veins, are primarily cosmetic in nature. Other symptoms, however, can dramatically impact your quality of life.

Varicose veins

Our Houston varicose vein doctor explains that varicose veins are one of the more common symptoms of vein disease. These large, bulging veins often appear ropy or twisted in appearance. Not only are they unsightly, they can lead to uncomfortable symptoms in the lower extremities. Many people suffering from varicose veins also experience noticeable swelling in the legs and ankles, especially at the end of a long day on their feet. The skin can become tender and sore around the vein, and a general feeling of achiness and tiredness can accompany this type of abnormality.


Vein disease often causes sluggish blood flow, creating an environment conducive to blood clot formation. Deep vein thrombosis is of particular concern because of this. Pulmonary embolism is a possible complication of deep vein thrombosis, making this consequence of vein disease a serious and potentially deadly problem.

Untreated vein disease can lead to irreversible changes in the color and texture of the skin surrounding the vessel. The skin covering swollen legs and ankles becomes taut and easily punctured. Should a wound occur, healing might be slow, or it might not happen at all, leading to an unsightly and painful skin ulcer.

While vein disease can cause uncomfortable symptoms and dangerous complications, minimally invasive vein treatment can offer protection. Contact our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Rao to learn more about your Houston varicose vein treatment options.



We want you to feel comfortable and informed before undergoing any vein treatment. As Houston's leading vein clinic, thousands of people have put their trust in us because we are vein specialists. Diagnosing vein disease and treating veins are all we do. Ending your vein pain and suffering is our mission.


Texas Vein & Wellness Institute

11221 Katy Freeway, Suite 115
Houston, TX 77079

University Cancer Center Building
605 Medical Court, Suite 101
Brenham, TX 77833

Tel: 281-888-1464


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