Vein Treatment Blog

What Causes Lymphedema?

March 19, 2020 • South Austin Vein Center • Lymphedema
what causes lymphedema

Lymphedema is an irregular lymphatic fluid collection in your tissues just underneath your skin. The swelling often occurs in the leg or arm, however, it could also occur in other areas of your body like your chest, breast, genitals and head and neck. It develops when you have a region of your body where your lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels are impaired or missing, becomes burdened with lymphatic fluid. Lymphatic fluid is typically transported in your body by a considerable network of nodes and vessels....

Varicose Veins, Not Just a Cosmetic Issue

December 21, 2017 • South Austin Vein Center • Varicose Veins

If you suffer from problems related to varicose veins and spider veins you are not alone! Venous insufficiency, also known as venous reflux disease, is the most common cause of varicose veins and affects nearly 30 million adults in the United States. Veins serve an important function bringing blood back to the heart. We have two sets of veins in our legs, deep veins and superficial veins. These veins have one-way valves that normally direct blood flow in one direction, toward the heart. When these valves fail blood can flow the wrong way and pool, increasing the pressure in the veins....

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