Category: Vein Disease & Venous Insufficiency

Is Your Leg Pain Venous Insufficiency?

venous insufficiency

  WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY? Venous insufficiency, the underlying cause of varicose veins and spider veins, is most commonly associated with recurrent aching, unreasonable tiredness of the legs and leg swelling. All too often these symptoms develop over years, so most patients may take their presence as a part of aging. Commonly, women and men first notice […] Read More

Ultrasounds & The Diagnosis of Vein Disease: An Overview

vein disease

Ultrasound imaging is a technique used to produce images of the internal organs of the body by virtue of sound waves. It’s a popular treatment for vein disease and a widely accepted technique because it is noninvasive, radiation-free, painless, portable, and a reproducible means of simultaneously assessing both the venous anatomy and physiology. What is […] Read More

10 Myths About Venous Insufficiency

venous insufficiency

“Vein treatments are for cosmetic concerns only.” Often thought as a cosmetic nuisance, varicose veins represent an underlying venous disease that can lead to chronic pain, swelling and skin ulcerations. “My parents and grandparents suffered, so I’ll suffer too.” Nowadays there exists office based, minimally invasive, safe and effective treatments available. “Insurance does not cover […] Read More

Questions & Answers

Questions and answers

Members of our medical team answer questions we’ve received from referring physicians. Q: I’m an orthopedist. What can you tell me about vein conditions and joint pain? We seem to have some crossover when it comes to my patients’ symptoms. A: Joint problems are usually secondary to musculoskeletal causes, or secondary to various types of […] Read More

The Connection Between Restless Legs Syndrome and Venous Insufficiency

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS)– also called Willis EskboM Disease – was first described by Chinese physicians in 1529, and 1763 by French physicians. The condition was first suggested to be associated with venous insufficiency by Dr. Karl A. Ekbom in 1944. RLS is characterized by unpleasant or painful sensations (dysesthesias or paresthesias) in the legs […] Read More

Top 10 Myths Regarding “Vein Disease”

vein disease

1.    Vein treatments are for cosmetic concerns only. Often thought as a cosmetic nuisance, varicose veins represent an underlying venous disease that can lead to chronic pain, swelling and skin ulcerations. 2.    “My parents and grandparents suffered, so it’s my fate to suffer also.” Nowadays there exists office based, minimally invasive, safe and effective treatments […] Read More

Understanding Vulvar Varicosities

Vulvar Varicosities

Understanding Vulvar Varicosities Theresa M. Soto, MD  FACOG, FACS   As patients and clinicians are becoming more familiar and comfortable with the examination, diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins of the lower extremities, vulvar varicosities remain an enigma. The more delicate nature of the issue, lack of understanding of the disease process, as well as […] Read More

Veins and pregnancy: How long should a patient wait come to CVR?

veins and pregnancy

Veins and Pregnancy It is reported that more than 40 percent of pregnant women experience problems with varicose veins of the legs and/or vulva during their pregnancy. Treating patients during pregnancy is not advised due to multiple reasons.  During pregnancy, the lower extremity venous system is constantly changing. The body increases blood volume during pregnancy. […] Read More

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