What Kind of Doctor Treats Varicose Veins? (Part 2 of 3)
In this three-part series, we will explore the treatment of varicose veins, including what a vein doctor is, and type of experience, education and training a patient should look for when choosing a vein specialist. During this part, we will focus on credentials, qualifications, and the definition of phlebology.
What Kind of Doctor Treats Varicose Veins? (Part 1 of 3)
More than 40 million people in the United States experience leg aching, heaviness, itching, or embarrassment caused by varicose veins. If you are experiencing these uncomfortable symptoms, finding a highly qualified vein doctor to diagnose and treat your vein disease is probably one of the most important tasks that you can do.
Visiting a Vein Doctor After Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine
The COVID vaccine is now here and it's finally widely available, allowing Americans who receive it to return to some sense of normalcy without the fear of catching the virus and all of the potentially debilitating effects that come with it. And one thing that many Alaskans may choose to do after receiving the vaccine is seek any vein treatments that they've been putting off in the meantime.
Older Americans and Vein Disease
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is the most common vascular disease in the United States, affecting more than 40 million people. CVI is a progressive, potentially serious, and complex condition that will not go away on its own. It occurs more frequently in people over age 50 than those who are younger.
Outdoor Recreational Exercises That Help Varicose Veins
While varicose veins can only be completely removed with proper treatment from a vein specialist, there are a variety of things that you can do to improve circulation in your legs and minimize their appearance. These activities can be especially helpful if you experience pain or discomfort around the area where your varicose veins are present, as it is also possible to mitigate the symptoms associated with vein problems.
Foods You Should and Shouldn't Eat If You Have Varicose Veins
When it comes to vein health, the old saying “you are what you eat” certainly applies. Learn which foods are best for your veins — and which to avoid.
Are Varicose Veins Dangerous and Harmful?
People often think varicose veins are simply a cosmetic issue, but they can actually be dangerous — making it critically important to see a vein specialist.
When to Treat Spider Veins Before Your Wedding
A big part of looking your best may involve making some cosmetic improvements. For instance, it's estimated that anywhere from 30 to 60 percent of all American adults have spider veins, which are veins that appear in a spider-like pattern near the surface of the skin.
Do Varicose Vein Creams and Vitamins Work?
If you suffer from varicose veins, you probably feel much discomfort. Swelling or pain may be felt around your affected vein which can leave a feeling of heaviness in your legs. Other symptoms might include your veins appearing enlarged, twisted, or bulging on your legs or feet.