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Sclerotherapy FAQs

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Both men and women get spider or varicose veins, it is a natural part of life. Below, we answer some of the general questions you may have about the treatment of spider and varicose veins with sclerotherapy. What is Sclerotherapy treatment? Sclerotherapy is the treatment of spider and varicose veins through a highly effective, but …Read More


Can Creams and Home Remedies Treat Varicose Veins on the Face?

Monday, February 10th, 2020

It is estimated that at some point, over half of the population will be affected by varicose veins on the face. Although varicose veins can occur any place on the body, they often appear on the face. Varicose veins on the face are also known as spider veins due to their resemblance to a spider’s …Read More


What are the Most Likely Causes of Leg Ulcers?

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition in which blood doesn’t flow up normally through the veins in the legs toward the heart. Blood begins to pool and veins swell as the pressure inside increases, often causing inflammation and redness, which can advance to brown discoloration. Those who have untreated varicose veins often see this darkening …Read More


How Moving More at Work Helps Prevent Spider Veins

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Spider veins are a network of branched, red, blue or purple capillaries that appear close to the surface of the skin and resemble a spider’s web. They can occur anywhere on the body, but often appear on the face, hands or legs. Spider veins in the legs can cause swelling, pain, and appear unsightly. Although …Read More


Everything You Should Know About May-Thurner Syndrome

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

May-Thurner syndrome is an anatomical variant where the right iliac artery overlies and compresses the left iliac vein against the lumbar spine. The left iliac vein is the main vein in the left leg that carries blood to the heart. The right iliac artery is the main artery in the right leg that delivers blood …Read More


How to Prepare for Traveling When You Have Varicose Veins

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

The problem with most forms of travel is that there are typically extended periods of standing and sitting. Maintaining a static position for prolonged periods of time reduces the blood flow in the body, often increasing symptoms, which may also increase the chances of clotting. However, we recommend these steps to help you reduce your …Read More


Does Alcohol Impact Vein Health? We Ask a Varicose Vein Specialist

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Studies show that there may be a number of positive health benefits for those who drink alcohol in moderation. Moderate alcohol consumption is defined as having up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men on any single day, not as an average over several days, according …Read More


Compression Stocking Treatments for Leg Ulcers

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Venous stasis ulcers are commonly called leg ulcers. They 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. Typically, a red, irritated skin rash develops into an …Read More


What is Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Over half of the population will be affected by the small reddish or purple facial veins that are sometimes referred to as capillary veins or broken veins. Facial varicose veins are often found around the nose and cheeks, and like other types of vein issues, have several common causes. Sun exposure, age, family history, pressure …Read More


7 Tips for Leg Health During the Winter Holiday Season

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Cold winter weather and the busy holiday season can be challenging for your leg health, since prolonged standing and excessive sitting are both factors associated with an increased risk for spider veins.¬†Inactivity causes increased pressure on the veins in the legs. During the colder months, many people prefer to stay indoors and their lifestyles may …Read More


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