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Is Leg Itching Normal?

Your legs are itchy. It could be just dry skin or an allergy, but it could also be something more problematic. Is leg itching normal? Not if it’s the result of underlying vein disease. Read on to learn more.

Sep 7th, 2021
Who's at Risk for Vein Disease?

Vein disease is a pervasive problem, but how do you know if you are at risk? Keep reading to learn the risk factors for several types of vein disease and the available treatment options.

Jul 13th, 2021
All About Vein Disease

Do you know how your venous system works? Are you familiar with vein disease and the complications that can come with it? Here’s a one-stop guide to the many stages of vein disease and the potential treatments.

May 19th, 2021
How We Treat Skin Pigmentation

If you have discoloration and pigmentation around your ankles and calves, it could be a serious vein condition called venous stasis dermatitis. Keep reading to learn more about this disease and what treatments are available to help.

Apr 14th, 2021
What Are Venous Ulcers?

Venous ulcers are a serious complication of chronic vein disease, but with the right diagnosis and treatment, you can avoid them. Keep reading to learn about the problems with vein disease and how we can help you beat it.

Mar 16th, 2021
Symptoms of DVT

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious circulatory system condition with the potential to become life-threatening. Learn to recognize the symptoms so you’ll know when to seek out medical help.

Feb 16th, 2021
Understanding Venous Stasis Dermatitis

You might not think about your veins until something goes wrong. But venous stasis dermatitis is a condition that can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. Learn more about this disease and how we treat it.

Jan 13th, 2021
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?

Varicose veins can make you feel self-conscious and are uncomfortable, but sclerotherapy can rid you of the problem. Learn how this common procedure works to give you healthier veins and legs.

Dec 7th, 2020
5 Signs of a Blood Clot

A blood clot might not sound like a big deal, but it is a serious medical condition. Knowing the signs of a blood clot can help you get medical treatment as soon as possible and potentially save your life. Learn more about what to look for below.

Oct 5th, 2020
The Link Between Vein Issues and Skin Pigmentation

You might already know about varicose veins that bulge and twist, but do you know how changes in your skin’s color can reflect serious vein problems? Read on to learn more about the link between vein issues and skin pigmentation.

Sep 9th, 2020
Are You at Risk of Developing DVT?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potentially life-threatening condition where blood clots that form in your deep veins can break off and travel to your lungs or brain. Are you at risk of developing DVT? Find out more about this condition.

May 27th, 2020
When are Varicose Veins More Than Just a Cosmetic Concern?

Most cases of varicose veins are simply unsightly. They won’t likely develop complications since, while they’re visible through the skin, they’re part of the superficial vein system. Severe cases and deep veins, however, may become health issues.

Mar 24th, 2020
Risk Factors for Vein Disease

You may be somewhat familiar with varicose veins and what they look like, but do you know there are many other vein diseases? And do you know the risk factors for these conditions? Here’s your go-to guide to getting in the know.

Aug 4th, 2020
RF vs. Laser Vein Ablation: Similar Outcomes?

RF and laser vein ablation are the two most common treatments available for varicose veins. Vein specialist Dr. Dev Batra compares the two treatments and discusses which is more preferred.

Dec 22nd, 2019
Restless Legs? Vein Treatment Might Help

Restless legs are very common in individuals with vein disease. Vein specialist Dr. Dev Batra explains how vein treatment can help with restless legs, and the steps you can take to find out if your restless legs are caused by a vein problem.

Dec 22nd, 2019
Lower Extremity Vein Anatomy & Venous Diseases

Introduction to Veins Veins are blood vessels responsible for carrying used blood from your organs and tissues back to your heart. Broadly, we can divide the major veins in our legs into four categories: (1) dermal/hypodermal, (2) superficial, (3) deep ...

Dec 22nd, 2019
Advantages of the VenaSeal Procedure for Varicose Vein Treatment

The VenaSeal procedure is a new method of vein closure that has unique advantages over other treatment options. Vein specialist Dr. Dev Batra provides a review of how VenaSeal treatment works and how its advantages might provide a better patient ...

Dec 22nd, 2019
Evidence for Thermal Ablation in Venous Leg Ulcers

In our last article, we discussed how chronic venous disease is a spectrum of signs and symptoms from small spider veins all the way to skin ulcers. The focus was placed on understanding the early indicators because early treatment is ...

Dec 22nd, 2019
Relationship Between Venous Reflux & Spider Veins

Rounded estimates based on The San Diego Population Study.ᴬ When we have the opportunity to sit down and talk venous disease with our medical peers, we tend to emphasize the subtleties of reflux. It’s important to catch venous reflux in its early ...

Dec 22nd, 2019
How Vein Disease Negatively Impacts Your Daily Life

When discussing vein disease, we often talk of its symptoms, its complications, and its cosmetic manifestations. It’s less common that we discuss its impact on everyday life. The symptoms of vein disease obviously cause ...

Dec 22nd, 2019
UGFS Vein Treatment Explained

Vein specialist Dr. Dev Batra explains ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) and its role in vein treatment ...

Dec 22nd, 2019
Healing Venous Ulcers With Vein Closure

Treatments that close down varicose veins can sometimes help venous leg ulcers heal. Dr. Dev Batra describes the experiences of one of his patients that was living with a venous leg ulcer, and how he used a vein closure procedure to help heal ...

Dec 22nd, 2019
Preventing Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

We know from having kids of our own that pregnancy can be overwhelming. Preparing for a new child takes a lot of work, and there are literally books full of health advice to keep up with. As committed vein specialists, we feel that it’s our...

Dec 22nd, 2019
Laser or Injections for Spider Veins: Which is Better?

Vein specialist Dr. Dev Batra explains the differences between laser treatment and sclerotherapy injections for spider veins, and which option is better. Because Dallas Vein Institute is a full-service vein clinic, we’re often asked why we don’t offer...

Dec 21st, 2019