We are Alabama Vein &
Alabama Vein & Lymphatic Specialists diagnosis and treat the acute and chronic venous and lymphatic disorders, including varicose veins, venous edema, chronic venous insufficiency with skin changes, venous leg ulcers, deep venous disease, pelvic venous insufficiency syndromes, congenital venous malformations, venous thromboembolism, lymphedema and other disorders of venous, lymphatic, and mixed origin. We proudly serve the Greater Birmingham area.
“You Could Be at Risk”
More than 25 million people are affected with vein (also known as venous) disorders in the U.S., making it among the most prevalent disease processes. Call Alabama Vein and Lymphatic Specialists today to schedule an appointment. 205-209-3584
Ty Thomas, MD
Veins that are cosmetically unappealing or cause pain or other symptoms are prime candidates for treatment. There are two general treatment options: conservative measures, such as compression stockings or herbal remedies, and corrective measures such as sclerotherapy, surgery and light source/laser treatment. In some cases, a combination of treatment methods works best. A number of factors go into determining the right treatment for you, including your desired outcomes and the severity of your condition. It’s important to discuss your treatment options with a vein care specialist.
Veins that are cosmetically unappealing or cause pain or other symptoms are prime candidates for treatment. There are two general treatment options: conservative measures, such as compression stockings or herbal remedies, and corrective measures such as sclerotherapy, surgery and light source/laser treatment. Learn More
Lipedema is an infrequently recognized and often neglected disorder that almost always affects women. It poses a diagnostic challenge as one of the common disorders that is easily confused with lymphedema. Learn More
Lymphedema is a condition in which an excessive amount of lymph (liquid with some solid parts) collects in one place in the body, causing edema (swelling) and later if not properly treated, skin problems. Lymphedema occurs most frequently in the arms and legs. Learn More
There are several risk factors that
contribute to vein disease:
Aging is one of the most important risk factors. Small venous problems often progress into large ones over time. A decrease in the body’s production of collagen, a breakdown of the elastic material in vein walls causes them to breakdown and stretch over time, which ultimately results in bulging veins, more visible veins, and swelling in the veins. Learn More
Genetics is also a significant risk factor. Vein disorders run in families, and if you have a family member with spider or varicose veins, you are more likely to develop them yourself. Learn More
Mobility can be an important treatment method as well as a risk factor. Sitting, lying, and particularly standing for long periods of time hinders the ability of the leg muscles to pump blood, slowing down the blood flow. Learn More