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Varicose Veins on the Face – Do Genetics Play a Role?

Varicose facial veins are quite common. In fact, over half of the population will be affected by the small reddish or purple facial veins. They are often found around the nose and cheeks and are sometimes referred to as capillary veins or broken veins.

Like other types of vein issues, they have several common causes including, sun exposure, aging, hormonal changes such as pregnancy, lifestyle, and family history. Like nearly everything else health-related, genetics can play a major role. However, these damaged veins may also be a symptom of an underlying health issue that shouldn’t be ignored, as one of the significant causes of varicose veins is poor circulation. 

Pressure from long-term inflammation, obesity, or high blood pressure can cause damage to vessel walls. However, simply rubbing or washing the skin too roughly may also be the cause of broken capillaries, especially around the delicate eye areas.

Aging can also be a factor in the development of facial varicose veins due to weakened veins and skin. In addition, certain skin diseases, too much sun exposure, smoking, exposure to pollutants or toxins, stress, insomnia, or a lack of physical activity can also be contributing factors.

Although facial varicose veins may present no health issues, these ruptured veins can be unsightly. Once the veins appear, they typically require varicose veins treatment in order to disappear. 

A varicose vein specialist can help treat these facial veins withlaser treatment for varicose veins. Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids.  There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless.

With laser treatment for varicose veins, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary. 

If you would like more information regarding facial varicose veins, and their causes and treatments, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations: 

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.  

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments. 

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology. 

The Best Leg Health Tips for 2019

If it’s your goal to improve your leg health in the new year, here are a few tips to help you get and keep your legs healthier. To begin, there are a few important things that you’ll want to know in order to improve how your legs look and feel, and to prevent those tired, heavy, achy, itchy and restless feelings in them. 

Spider veins are dilated or stretched blood vessels that are close to the skin, generally with a branching pattern. They’re often progressive and usually increase in number and visibility with age. To help prevent the formation of spider veins, we recommend focusing on these three important areas:

  • Exercise – Gentle exercise can help strengthen muscles, and stronger muscle contractions promote better circulation. Sitting or standing for long periods impede circulation, so take frequent breaks with short walks.
  • Eating – A healthy diet with foods that are rich in bioflavonoids is especially beneficial to improving vein health. Bioflavonoids help reduce varicose veins with their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities. Additionally, obesity is a risk factor for varicose veins, so eating a healthy diet can reduce your risk.
  • Elevation – Lessen the effects of gravity on veins by placing your legs above your heart for 10-15 minutes once or more each day. It will also help alleviate swelling.

Although practicing these tips can help you keep your veins healthy, when spider veins are troublesome or unsightly, it may be time to consult with a vein specialist about spider veins treatment. The best treatment for spider veins is the one that can safely and effectively minimize the unsightly appearance of spider veins, and also can provide relief from tired, aching, cramping, and restless legs.

Laser sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins can improve their appearance, relieve symptoms, and prevent complications. These vein treatments offer an ideal treatment, virtually erasing them from the skin. Sclerotherapy doesn’t require anesthesia, can be done in the doctor’s office, is minimally invasive and virtually pain-free, with little to no recovery time. Studies have shown this safe, effective treatment can eliminate as many as 50-80% percent of treated veins after just a few sessions. 

Sclerotherapy sessions are typically completed within 20 minutes per leg, and most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary. 

If you would like more information regarding leg health information or for the best treatment for your spider veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations: 

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.  

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments. 

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology. 

Leg Ulcers and Seniors – Important Treatment Information

Leg ulcers affect about 1 in 1,000 people at some point their lives, and 20 in 1,000 people by the time they are in their 80’s. There are more than 200,000 reported cases per year, and the risk of venous skin ulcers rises with age, occurring more often in women than men. Leg ulcers are linked to a family history of varicose veins, an inactive lifestyle, or to jobs that require many hours of standing. 

Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition in which blood doesn’t flow up normally through the veins in the legs toward the heart. Sometimes, people with untreated venous insufficiency develop open sores, which are called venous skin ulcers. 

Leg ulcers develop in areas where blood pools, and swelling interferes with the movement of oxygen and nutrients through the tissues. They generally appear just above the ankle on the inside of the leg, and can be very painful and when left untreated, they can quickly become infected or even gangrenous. 

The most common early leg ulcers symptoms are chronically swollen ankles, sometimes with dull aching, cramping, or feeling of heaviness in the legs and feet that becomes worse after prolonged standing. Typically, a red, irritated skin rash then develops into an open wound. Venous leg ulcers are usually recurrent, and open ulcers can persist from weeks to years.

However, new laser technology has revolutionized leg ulcers treatment to relieve the pain and begin healing. The laser treatment is used on certain veins in the leg to reduce the pressure around the venous ulcers. This laser treatment works by sending strong bursts of light onto the vein, which makes the vein slowly fade and disappear, with no need for incisions.

The vein specialists at the Goldman Vein Institute strongly encourage patients to seek treatment for venous skin ulcers and other complications of venous insufficiency. In our state-of-the-art vein clinic, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman use the latest in vein treatment technology to help patients get back on their feet and find relief from painful ulcers and swollen, aching, and tired legs.

There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary. 

Because smaller, newer ulcers are easier to treat than larger or infected leg ulcers, it’s crucial to seek treatment from an experienced vein specialist at the first sign of a venous skin ulcer.

 If you would like more information on treatment for your leg ulcers, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations: 

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.  

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments. 

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology. 

Have a Healthy New Year! See Your Varicose Vein Specialist for These Treatments

The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health this way, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” With that in mind, this coming new year presents another opportunity to make a commitment to your better health and well-being.

Varicose veins and spider veins can have an effect on a person’s appearance, affecting their emotional health, and self-esteem. However, varicose veins are not simply a cosmetic problem. Studies indicate that the major effects of venous disease are on the functional health aspects of a person’s life. 

Those who have varicose veins may suffer from many painful symptoms including heavy or aching legs, swelling, night cramps, heat or burning sensation, restless legs, throbbing, itching or tingling sensation, and skin changes or ulceration. In addition to enduring these discomforts, it is often a requirement to elevate their legs and avoid prolonged sitting or standing, which can severely impact the activities of daily living. 

Unfortunately, vein disease is a progressive condition and these symptoms and limitations typically increase with aging. In fact, even those without severe symptoms are generally troubled by significant functional limitations. Additionally, there is evidence that chronic venous insufficiency can lead to other complications, risks for disease, and death. Abnormal veins can affect the body’s ability to return blood to the heart.  

Yet with treatment by a varicose vein specialist, circulation is better, symptoms are relieved, and appearance improved, easily and simply enhancing overall health and well-being. For those who are experiencing varicose or spider veins, there are two highly-effective,non-surgical treatments to consider, endovenous laser ablation or sclerotherapy for varicose veins.

The sessions are typically completed in the office of a specialist vein doctor, within 20 minutes per leg.  Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids.  There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary. 

If you would like more information regarding improving your health for the new year with laser surgery for varicose veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations: 

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.  

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments. 

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology. 

Are Varicose Veins Dangerous to My Health?

 

Varicose veins and spider veins are a progressive condition that when left untreated typically worsen over time. They can greatly affect the quality of life for those who suffer from them and create a risk for other serious complications, some of which could be life threatening.

Unsightly varicose veins can cause a variety of symptoms including pain or discomfort, itching, aching, fatigue, cramping and swelling. In addition, they can be responsible for skin changes such as darkening, discoloration, hardening, and the risk for development of skin ulceration. These typically painful skin ulcers when not managed properly can lead to infection and further problems.

Some people can experience bleeding when the veins close to the skin surface burst, and this bleeding may lead to significant blood loss. However, one of the most serious complications that can occur from varicose veins is a condition called deep vein thrombosis. DVT occurs when a blood clot forms within a deep vein, which can break loose and travel to the lungs, resulting in a life-threatening condition called pulmonary embolism.

There are many potential significant implications to ignoring varicose veins and numerous reasons to consult with a varicose vein specialist about varicose vein removal surgery. For those who are experiencing varicose or spider veins there are two highly-effective varicose vein removal treatments to consider, endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy.

These treatments are typically completed in the office, within minutes per leg. Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids.  There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless.

With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding the dangers of untreated varicose and spider veins or about varicose vein removal, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:  Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

Here’s What it Means to be a Varicose Vein Specialist

A varicose vein specialist or phlebologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders and their associated conditions, such as spider veins, varicose veins, venous stasis ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis.

In addition to completing a 4-year undergraduate degree program, 4 years in medical school, and then residency training, a specialist vein doctor must complete even further training for his unique branch of medical education.

Traditionally, varicose veins were treated by general surgeons. However, in 2005 the American Medical Association approved phlebology as a medical specialty, and the American Board of Phlebology was created in 2008 to certify these varicose vein specialists.

This designation and credentialing as a medical specialty is significant, as the highly competent physician is the one who has seen and provided the diagnosis and treatment for your very specific condition, over and over. Of course, when you are considering treatment for your varicose veins or spider veins, you’ll want the most highly qualified doctor.

In the past, these general surgeons provided only highly invasive surgical remedies for varicose vein removal or for the removal of smaller spider veins. Now, along with modern technological advances, specialist vein doctors can offer new options to replace old-fashioned surgical methods. For those who are experiencing varicose or spider veins and who would like a non-surgical option, there are two highly-effective treatments to consider, sclerotherapy for varicose veins and endovenous laser ablation.

Dr. Alex Goldman, from the Goldman Vein Institute is a double board-certified varicose vein specialist doctor who is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders and their associated conditions. He offers both sclerotherapy for varicose veins and endovenous laser ablation treatment options.

Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids.  There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding vein disorders and choosing the right varicose vein specialist for your treatment, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations: Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

Why am I Getting Spider Veins on My Legs?

Spider veins typically look like red or blue spider webs or tree branches. They are smaller than varicose veins and usually don’t make the skin protrude as varicose veins do. These unsightly leg veins are the result of problems with the valves in the veins.

Healthy veins have valves that act as one-way flaps. When the valves don’t close properly, blood can leak back into the lower part of the vein rather than going toward the heart. Pressure can then build up and weaken the vein walls causing spider veins or larger varicose veins.

Although for many people spider veins may not cause discomfort, others may have pain, itching or heaviness. Additionally, the skin that covers spider veins is often more brittle than the surrounding skin, which means that if it is rubbed or scratched, sores or ulcers may form as well.

There are a number of factors that may contribute to this weakening of the vein valves including aging, genetics, obesity, hormones, sun exposure, leg injury, and prolonged sitting or standing. Those who have spider veins can suffer from decreased self-confidence about their appearance and may be reluctant to wear clothing that will reveal their legs, and without treatment spider veins can increase.

For those who are experiencing spider veins and who would like a non-surgical option, help is available with highly-effective laser treatment for spider veins. Sclerotherapy is considered the gold standard treatment for spider veins treatment.

During this procedure, a varicose vein specialist uses a tiny needle to introduce an FDA-approved sclerosant into the vein, drops at a time. This gentle, yet effective medication causes the vein to collapse and close.  Over time, the closed vein gets absorbed by the body and disappears. The sessions are typically completed in the office, within 20 minutes per leg.

Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding best treatment for spider veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations: Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

Home vs. Professional Varicose Veins Treatment

Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, gnarled veins, that often appear dark purple or blue. They affect over one-third of the people in the United States and can occur in almost anyone.

When varicose veins cause pain, discomfort, itching, or heaviness, there are some steps that can be taken at home to help alleviate symptoms. These steps may also help to prevent the formation of new varicose veins by assisting with better blood flow in the legs.

  • Getting regular physical activity – Exercise can strengthen muscles in the legs, which helps the veins push blood back to the heart.
  • Losing weight – being overweight or obese can put additional pressure on veins, so losing any extra pounds can ease blood flow.
  • Avoiding prolonged sitting or standing and elevating the feet when sitting.
  • Wearing compression stockings

However, varicose veins varicose veins are a progressive condition that when left untreated typically worsen over time. They can greatly affect the quality of life for those who suffer from them and create a risk for other serious complications, some of which could be life-threatening.

For those who are experiencing varicose veins and who would like a non-surgical option, a specialist vein doctor can offer two highly-effective varicose veins treatments to consider, endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy for varicose veins.

With endovenous laser ablation, a local anesthesia is first administered. Then, the vein specialist doctor introduces a small catheter into the vein with ultrasound guidance. This is followed by a small laser fiber, which delivers gentle laser energy, causing the vein to close. The procedure takes only about 10 minutes to do and requires no hospitalization or surgery center.

During sclerotherapy for varicose veins, the varicose vein specialist uses a tiny needle to introduce an FDA-approved sclerosant into the vein, drops at a time. This gentle, yet effective medication causes the vein to collapse and close.  Over time, the closed vein gets absorbed by the body and disappears. The sessions are typically completed in the office, within 20 minutes per leg.

Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids.  There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information varicose veins treatment, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations: Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

Health Alert: Watch for These Common Causes of Leg Pain in Seniors

Nearly everyone gets leg pain or aches from time to time, but if the cause isn’t something apparent like an injury from a fall or due to overuse, it may be important to discover some of the common causes of leg pain in seniors. Leg pain or aches can be due to a wide variety of causes, including varicose veins, blood clots, skin ulcers, and other conditions associated with venous insufficiency.

Varicose veins are one of the most common causes of leg pain and are often described as pain, heaviness, or a deep ache with varying degrees of pain. These blue or purple looking veins are typically found on the legs and feet, and are often swollen, bulging, twisted or lumpy in appearance. However, if the vein is deep within the body, it may be invisible. When this occurs, it is common to suffer with the discomfort for a long time before discovering that varicose veins are the hidden cause.

When varicose veins form blood clots close to the skin surface, the condition is called thrombophlebitis. Blood clots occur when the blood thickens and becomes gelatinous, disrupting the normal blood flow. This can cause pain, heat, tingling, discoloration, temperature changes in the leg, or hardness.

Deeper clots can cause a condition known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT symptoms may include deep constant pain and swelling, cramping, aching tenderness, skin warmth, and discoloration. A blood clot left untreated in the leg can become an immediate risk for pulmonary embolism, a sudden blockage in a lung artery that is life-threatening.

Varicose veins can also be responsible for an itchy, inflamed rash, typically on the lower leg or ankle. A skin ulcer may develop or the skin may tear, which can be extremely painful. Veins can also burst and cause blood to pool in the area.

A varicose vein specialist can diagnose if your leg pain is a symptom of varicose veins, varicose veins bleeding, clotting, leg ulcers or other indications of venous insufficiency. It’s vital to seek medical advice when leg pain is sudden or persistent.

Although varicose veins may not be preventable, treating varicose veins is available through two highly-effective options known as endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy. Laser surgery for varicose veins utilizes no scalpels or sutures, so there are no long-lasting scars or keloids.  There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless.

With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding leg pain, vein disease or laser surgery for varicose veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

Tips on Boosting Your Blood Circulation This Winter

Good blood circulation is vital to physical wellness. Oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the cells in the body and waste products are removed through circulation. Certain factors can affect good circulation such as blood pressure, heart health, and vein health, which can also be impacted by other health conditions including diabetes, cholesterol levels, and venous insufficiency.

Therefore, it’s easy to see that good circulation is a necessity for good health and circulation is improved by maintaining overall health and the habits that promote it. Avoiding all tobacco products is a great start. Controlling body weight and vein health by consuming foods that are high in fiber and nutrients and low in saturated fat and salt are an important step.

Regular exercise is always great for circulation, improving blood flow and easing pressure on the veins. Try leg lifts, calf raises, bicycle legs and side lunges to get the blood pumping. Low-impact exercise such as swimming, walking, or yoga can also be beneficial.

High heels and tight clothing and crossing the legs when sitting can restrict circulation. Elevating the legs above the heart for 15 minutes, 3-4 times per day, and changing sitting or standing positions regularly can all help to ease pressure on leg veins and help to prevent blood pooling.

Compression stockings can help by providing pressure that is greatest at the ankle and gradually decreasing as they move up the leg. The increased pressure in the tissue of the lower area of the leg can help minimize swelling and promote better circulation.

Healthy veins, vein valves, and arteries allow blood to pass through them from the heart and to return blood back from the legs. When veins become abnormal or diseased, the result is typically the development of spider veins or varicose veins and can often result in symptoms such as swelling, itching, pain, or discomfort.

When circulation is impaired and symptoms are painful it is important to consult with a varicose vein specialist. A specialist vein doctor can effectively provide treatment for varicose veins using the latest endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy for varicose veins techniques in just minutes per leg.

Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids.  There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding boosting your circulation, or about laser surgery for varicose veins or spider veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

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