Category: Vein Treatment

Why your pregnancy is causing varicose veins & how you can treat them

pregnancy and varicose

  Why some women develop varicose veins during their pregnancy  Many women first develop varicose veins during pregnancy. They tend to get worse with each successive pregnancy and with age.  Being overweight, carrying twins or higher multiples, and standing for long periods can also make you more susceptible. Varicose veins may occur for a number of […] Read More

Bypass Surgery and the Great Saphenous vein

saphenous vein

What happens if the patient is having a bypass and they need the Great Saphenous vein? Generally, if the Great Saphenous Vein (GSV) is diseased enough that ablation is recommended, then the vein is not suitable for any type of use in a bypass surgery setting; either peripheral arterial bypass or coronary artery bypass grafting […] Read More

Are Your Legs Swelling Due To The Summer Heat?

leg swelling

Casuses of Edema AKA Leg Swelling Leg swelling or “edema” as it is called in the medical profession is a common condition that plagues many of our community members. In the summer months this condition can get much worse. Edema is swelling of both legs from a buildup of extra fluid. Edema has many possible […] Read More

A NICE Introduction to EndoThermal Ablation

thermal ablation

The United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated their guidelines for the treatment, diagnosis, and management of varicose veins. For the first time, NICE recommends heat ablation therapy as a first-line treatment instead of more invasive surgical procedures. Contrary to what the UK’s National Health Services and many insurance companies […] 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

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