My Varicose Veins Ache. What Can I Do?

Roughly a third of people suffer from varicose veins, bugling, twisted, purplish veins that can cause painful symptoms in addition to their unattractive appearance. Varicose veins are a sign that your veins aren’t working the way they should, and not surprisingly, that malfunction can lead to persistent aches and pains. Prime Heart and Vascular is a leading varicose vein […]

Understanding Your Risk Factors for Vein Problems

Vein problems affect millions of Americans, interfering with circulation and causing significant symptoms. Though anyone can develop vein issues, they do tend to occur more frequently in people with specific risk factors. Knowing those risk factors plays an important role in both prevention and treatment. At Prime Heart and Vascular, Kiran Kumar Mangalpally, MD, and Rishin Shah, MD, manage […]

When to Consider Compression Stockings for Your Varicose Veins

About 20% of Americans will develop varicose veins during their lifetimes, and many more will have spider veins, varicose veins tinier “cousins.” Though medical treatments, like sclerotherapy, ablation, and minor surgical procedures can help, many people benefit from more conservative treatments, including compression socks and stockings. At Prime Heart and Vascular, Kiran Kumar Mangalpally, MD, and Rishin Shah, MD, offer advanced varicose […]

4 Non-Invasive Treatments for Vein Problems

About 80-85% of Americans suffer from vein problems, including varicose veins and spider veins. Although you might think these veins are “just” a cosmetic issue, varicose veins are a sign of a circulation problem, and without medical treatment, they can wind up leading to far more serious problems. At Prime Heart and Vascular, Rishin Shah, MD, and Kiran Kumar Mangalpally, MD, offer […]

How Does Menstruation Affect Varicose Veins?

Women are twice as likely to have varicose veins compared to men, and what’s more, many women find their symptoms worsen at certain points of their menstrual cycle — specifically, when they have their periods. Fortunately, treatment can help. With offices in Allen, Frisco, and Plano, Texas, Rishin Shah, MD, and Kiran Kumar Mangalpally, MD, and the team at Prime Heart and […]

Leg Pain and Vein Disease: Understanding the Link

According to the CDC, more than a third of American adults have leg pain, perhaps partly because so many factors can cause or contribute to it. In fact, many people who have leg pain tend to assume it’s because of overexertion or just “getting older.” But chronic or recurrent leg pain can be a sign […]

4 Ways to Minimize Your Spider Veins

Spider veins affect millions of men and women, and they become a lot more common with age. Though many people think of spider veins as an aesthetic issue, they’re also a sign of a problem with your overall circulatory system, occurring when tiny veins are damaged and unable to circulate blood the way they should. At Prime […]

5 Reasons to See a Specialist About Your Veins

We owe so much to our vascular system because it keeps all our organs supplied with oxygen and nutrients, while feeding our muscles, bones, and skin. Your vascular system sends blood everywhere it’s needed, and you have energy and stamina because of it. Your veins are an important part of the system, but they’re as […]

Why Do My Varicose Veins Hurt?

Varicose veins are a pain for many people, but rarely cause pain. Varicose veins, however, can cause some irritation, pain, and other physical symptoms. Though varicose veins don’t usually pose a serious health threat, the discomfort they can cause and their unfortunate appearance may persuade you to seek treatment. Our caring medical professionals at Prime Heart and […]

Do Varicose Veins Bring Health Risks?

Can you imagine if you could see your blood pressure? With varicose veins, that’s essentially what you’re seeing. These dark, twisting veins usually appear on the calves, but they can appear on thighs and ankles, even extending down to the feet. Varicose veins may be some people’s least favorite part of aging, but there are options […]