Sclerotherapy or Laser as Your Spider Vein Treatment
If you have spider veins and have already tried conservative approaches like compression socks with little relief, there are alternatives.
6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis
DVT is caused by a blood clot that develops deep in the veins, most often in the legs or lower body. The clot can obstruct blood flow and cause heavy swelling, pain, and discoloration in the affected area.
Why Do My Varicose Veins Itch?
Varicose veins can be painful and unsightly, but they have some other unexpected symptoms as well. In addition to causing discomfort and making your legs feel bloated and heavy, they can also make your skin itch.
Misconceptions About Varicose Veins
Many of the patients we see in our practice for varicose veins complain about the pain they experience because of their veins. Because these patients are experiencing pain and suffering, many times varicose veins are categorized as a Medical condition and not just a cosmetic issue.
Why the Home Remedies You Read About Online Probably Won’t Cure Your Varicose Veins
The booming organic and natural health movement has encouraged patients to turn to “natural” solutions over costly medication or a surgical procedure. Many people claim that forms of massage, expensive herbal supplements, or pantry staples like apple cider vinegar or garlic will get the job done. Some of these websites even claim to be backed by real medical professionals.
Don’t Believe What You’ve Heard About Chronic Venous Insufficiency
If your legs look like this and you’re suffering from aching leg pain, a sensation of heavy legs, swelling, restless legs at night, itchy skin on your legs and an intolerance to standing and walking, you most likely have a vein disorder called chronic venous insufficiency
Vein Center Versus Hospital: What Does it Take to Be a Vein Center?
When you have a specific health problem, it’s best to see a practitioner who specializes in that area of medical care. By the same logic, when you experience vein issues, the best place to go is a vein center.
How Does Smoking Impact Vein Health?
The effects of cigarette smoking can be seen in almost every organ of the body. Since smoking affects nearly every organ in the body, it’s no surprise that it can damage your blood vessels as well.
How Athletes Can Better Manage and Avoid Varicose Veins
Since athletes are often in peak physical condition, we rarely associate them with circulatory problems. But even the fittest of the fit remain susceptible to venous disorders.
Blood circulation affects every part of your body and healthy blood flow ensures that oxygen and nutrients are reaching every cell in your body as well as removing metabolic waste.
Can Too Much Sun Trigger Vein-Related Issues?
In general, varicose and spider veins are products of poor circulation between the heart and the legs coupled with weakened vein walls, which creates visible, uncomfortable veins. Warmer temperatures can aggravate these conditions, causing veins to dilate, enlarge, and distend even further. This can also worsen the swelling and associated discomfort.
Venous Ulcers: Untreated Varicose Vein Complications
Delaying treatment for varicose veins can cause serious complications, including venous ulceration. Especially later in life.
Men Vs Varicose Veins: How do Varicose Veins Affect Men?
Lots of people think varicose veins only affect middle-aged women but men get them too! Up to 30% of people are affected by varicose veins – both men and women. A strong family history is a good indication that you may suffer from varicose veins. They may worsen with occupations that require prolonged standing.
Is Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) a Symptom of Varicose Veins?
Many patients are surprised to learn that one of the most common symptoms of varicose veins is Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) – the irresistible feeling to move your legs, especially at night while trying to sleep. How can the two different conditions be related? We’re first going to discuss the causes and symptoms of varicose veins a little more in-depth, then explain how RLS is connected to varicose veins, and last, what patients can do to find relief.
Why Do Spider Veins Need Multiple Treatments?
Many patients ask why they need several treatments for spider veins (technically known as telangiectasia). Cosmetic sclerotherapy, a minimally-invasive procedure designed to improve the appearance of spider veins, generally requires multiple treatments. Why can’t treatment be complete in only one session?
How do I get rid of these ugly varicose veins?
I recently saw a patient who had been told the only way to get rid of her large, unsightly varicose veins was through surgery. This is not true – there are other options available.
Could Your Doctor Be Missing Your Chronic Venous Insufficiency Problem?
John is a 57 year old man in relatively good health. But when he comes to his doctor for an annual physical, he complaints about an increasing problem with standing on his feet or walking even short distances.
Contributing Factors To Vein Disease
If you are suffering from vein disease, or are concerned you may develop venous insufficiency in the future, it’s important to understand the different contributing factors to vein disease and how you can help lower your risk.
Fact or Fiction? Crossing your legs and wearing high-heels causes varicose veins.
You have probably heard that crossing your legs and wearing high heels will cause varicose veins, and you’ve wondered if that is a wives’ tale or truth. Some vascular surgeons looked at these two common habits and were surprised with what they found.
The Connection Between Vein Disease and Restless Legs Syndrome
Vein disease is something that affects millions of Americans each year. By the age of 50, nearly 40 percent of women and 20 percent of men have developed significant vein disorders.
Understanding Your Leg Veins
Your body’s vascular system is made up of vessels that transport blood throughout the body and the heart which pumps the blood.
In a Perfect World
So, you’ve heard all about what’s best for you from the frighteningly healthy… “Follow ONLY this regimen; Eat these foods (or else); Exercise 15 times a day (Yes, we’re exaggerating)”.
Is sitting all day making your leg veins worse?
Many people spend a lot of time sitting during the day. Some do it at their desks, on their daily commute or while relaxing at home. Taking a load off your feet can be relaxing, but sitting too much can increase your risk of getting varicose veins.
If a Vein Bleeds, What Should You Do?
A recent report from England of an elderly woman who died from a bleeding varicose vein in her leg has prompted this post. It is designed to both help out in the event of a hemorrhage and address common underlying reasons that bleeding from varicose veins or spider veins may occur.
Top 10 Questions And Answers About Varicose Veins
When it comes to seeking medical attention, one of the biggest obstacles is fear and misinformation. Either you don’t know what to expect so you shy away from seeing a doctor or specialist, or you’ve heard some horrible thing that makes you take a bit of a “head in the sand” approach.
The Tour De France, Varicose Veins, and George Hincapie
July is here once again and that means the world’s largest annual sporting event is under way in Europe. If you’re one of the 3.5 billion people who view the Tour De France every year, you may remember the recently retired cyclist George Hincapie.
What Are Spider Veins? Causes, Treatment And Prevention
Spider veins are those reddish, blue and sometimes purple veins that appear just beneath the surface of our skin. They may appear on arms, legs, face or even other parts of the body, but wherever they surface they’re usually unwelcome.
Signs and Symptoms of Diseases of the Veins
When symptoms are absent and serious venous disease is either ruled out or corrected, state-of-the-art aesthetic vein treatments quickly and painlessly eliminate spider and varicose veins, sometimes right before the patient’s eyes.
Leg Vein Anatomy
There are three system that make up venous anatomy: perforating, superficial and deep. Of the main characteristics of deep veins is they run along the side of the arteries.
Pregnancy, Varicose Veins and Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian recently gave birth to a healthy baby girl. But as reported during her pregnancy, there were concerns with her habit of wearing too tight shoes … and could this lead to varicose and spider veins?