Dr. Stephen Bunker and his medical team will be at the KEYE Television studios on Thursday, August 7, 2014. They will be discussing the common misconception that varicose veins affect only older people and answering various frequently asked questions about how varicose veins can also affect young people, such as:

Watch for live interviews at 3:00 PM for answers to these questions and more! Be sure to call into the phone bank during the news hour and schedule your complimentary consultation.

This will also be a monthly television event, so stay tuned by liking our Facebook page.

Varicose Veins Can Affect Young Adults

We see a number of patients that are in their late teens or early 20s, that have manifestations of the underlying medical problem related to varicose veins. This problem known as chronic venous insufficiency deals with the internal workings of the larger, deeper veins in our legs, where back pressure builds up into the veins in the skin.

Chronic venous insufficiency is a long-term condition. It occurs because a vein is partly blocked, or blood is leaking around the valves of the veins. This can be recognized early with the latest technology that involves ultrasound and a good vascular examination of the lower extremities.

Older patients tend to have more obvious manifestations of the disease on the skin, and thus the diagnosis is more easily made. The treatment, however, is similar.

Learn about the various treatments available for varicose veins or call (512) 726-0599 for more information. We have two locations: in Westlake (West Austin) and in Round Rock (North Austin).

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