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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


Healthy Blood Pressure is Key to Healthy Veins

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Varicose veins are a symptom of a serious condition known as chronic venous hypertension or high blood pressure within the veins. Continuously elevated blood pressure in the veins damages the valves in vessels and weakens the vein walls permanently. In addition to the swelling, pain, heaviness, fatigue, and other symptoms that are often associated with …Read More


Restless Leg Syndrome – A Serious Health Condition

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

It is estimated that in the U.S., 5-15% of the population is living with a neurological disorder known as restless leg syndrome (RLS). It is characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs, and sometimes other parts of the body. Many people experience periodic limb movement disorder, which can cause jerking or twitching of …Read More


5 Signs That You May Be Suffering from Deep Vein Thrombosis

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the lower leg or thigh. This can be life-threatening as the clot can break off, moving through the bloodstream and eventually blocking the blood flow in an artery in the lungs. This condition is known as a pulmonary embolism. …Read More


Getting Back to Your Fitness Regime After Varicose Vein Surgery

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Many active patients are concerned about exercise after varicose vein surgery. In the past, varicose vein surgery forced patients to be inactive for weeks, but with today‚Äôs advanced treatment options, long recovery periods are no longer necessary. In fact, after laser surgery for varicose veins, the recovery period is short and exercise can help with …Read More


Vein Disease and Weight Gain – Is There a Connection?

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

More than a third of the adults in the U.S., or nearly 100 million people, are considered obese. Those who are overweight or obese are not only at higher risk for chronic conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, but the additional pounds can also put a strain on their veins. In obese …Read More


How to Relieve Pain from Your Varicose Veins

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Some varicose veins are deeper in the body rather than visible on the surface of the skin. Others appear as gnarled, bulging, discolored veins on the skin surface. However, whether visible or not they can cause varying degrees of pain or discomfort to those who have them. The symptoms may include leg achiness, pain, heaviness, …Read More


Your Leg Pain May be Due to Varicose Veins

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Many people suffer from legs that ache, swell, throb, burn, or itch, especially after standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. What they may not know is that these are all common symptoms of varicose veins. These bulging, purple or blue gnarled looking veins are caused when the valves within the veins don’t function …Read More


How to Prevent Facial Varicose Veins

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Varicose veins on the face are also known as spider veins due to their resemblance to a spider’s web. These dilated red, purple, or blue capillaries which are often found around the eyes, cheeks, chin, or neck, are visible because of their proximity to the surface of the skin. There are a number of factors …Read More


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