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Are Varicose Veins Dangerous to My Health?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

  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 …Read More


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

Monday, November 26th, 2018

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 …Read More


Why am I Getting Spider Veins on My Legs?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

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 …Read More


Home vs. Professional Varicose Veins Treatment

Monday, November 26th, 2018

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 …Read More


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

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

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 …Read More


Tips on Boosting Your Blood Circulation This Winter

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

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 …Read More


Are Home Remedies Effective Varicose Vein Treatment?

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Conditions that are caused by veins that have become abnormal or diseased may include spider or varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, and their symptoms such as swelling, itching, and pain or discomfort. Home remedies may in some cases help to reduce the appearance and pain of varicose veins. Although varicose veins and smaller spider veins …Read More


What is Venous Insufficiency and How is it Treated?

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Venous insufficiency is a condition that generally occurs when leg valves don’t allow blood in the veins to travel back to the heart. Dysfunctional valves can cause blood in the legs to pool, and varicose veins to form, the twisted and enlarged veins close to the surface of the skin. When left untreated, venous insufficiency …Read More


What Happens During the Laser Vein Removal Process

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Nearly half of all people age 50 and older are affected by varicose veins, and 15-25% of all adults. It’s a common condition, but one which can cause discomfort, disfigurement, disability and impairment to quality of life. Removal of varicose veins improves circulation, which can alleviate associated symptoms of tiredness, swelling, pain and heaviness in …Read More


Compression Stockings as a Varicose Vein Treatment Option

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Compression stockings can help people with varicose veins by temporarily reducing the discomfort and skin damaging effects of varicose veins and spider veins. The stockings provide pressure that is greatest at the ankle and gradually decrease as they move up the leg. The increased pressure in the tissue of the lower area of the leg …Read More


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