Preparing for Your First Appointment with a Vein Specialist

Posted on: July 19, 2017 in Venous Conditions

Whether you were referred to a vein specialist by your primary care provider or you sought out vein care on your own, you may be wondering what to expect at your first appointment and how you can prepare. Basic Preparation Before your appointment, it is helpful to note important information and questions you might want […]

Complications of Untreated Varicose Veins

Posted on: July 5, 2017 in Venous Conditions

Many people who do not treat varicose veins experience continued pain, fatigue and swelling in the legs or the ankles—although the severity of these symptoms vary from person to person. Some patients may even experience more advanced complications. Hyperpigmentation The blood inside varicose veins is depleted of oxygen and nutrients. The veins themselves also don’t […]

Professions That Put You at Higher Risk for Vein Issues

Posted on: June 28, 2017 in Health Benefits of Exercise, Lifestyle Changes

Varicose veins are unsightly, sometimes-painful marks that are dark in color and protrude from the skin. They can affect many different people and become more likely with age. They’re not often dangerous, but for some people they can have a big impact on certain quality of life elements. In particular, certain professions put people at […]

Recognizing Vein Issues and Getting Treatment Before Summer

Posted on: June 14, 2017 in Venous Conditions

For people who suffer from varicose veins and other vein conditions, the summer can be a difficult time of the year. Summertime can bring exacerbated symptoms for some varicose vein sufferers, and beyond this, there are worries surrounding increased self-consciousness about the appearance of the legs. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to […]

Who is at Risk For Varicose Veins?

Posted on: May 24, 2017 in Lifestyle Changes, Venous Conditions

Varicose veins—large, gnarled veins mostly found in the legs and feet—can affect people of all ages. They may seem like just a cosmetic issue for some people, but for others, varicose veins can lead to pain, discomfort and more serious complications. In some situations, they may signal a higher risk of other circulatory problems. If […]

8 Myths About Varicose Veins

Posted on: May 10, 2017 in Venous Conditions

Venous issues are very common, affecting over 80 million people. One such issue is varicose veins, a condition where veins become dark in color and often protrude or bulge from the skin. Varicose veins can impact both health and quality of life, but due to a number of myths and misconceptions surrounding the condition, many […]

What is Sclerotherapy?

Posted on: April 19, 2017 in Venous Conditions

For people struggling with unsightly or painful varicose veins or spider veins, a treatment called sclerotherapy can be very valuable. Often thought of as the “treatment of choice” for smaller varicose veins, sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein—the solution will cause the vein to scar, and force blood to reroute through other […]

VenaSeal Closure System to Treat Varicose Veins

Posted on: March 22, 2017 in Venous Conditions

Varicose veins can be both an annoyance and a disruption to your quality of life. These large, bulging marks mostly found in the legs and feet can be unsightly and painful, and can lead to complications. They’re even more common in women who are pregnant. Complications in the veins of the legs and feet can […]

What is Radiofrequency Ablation?

Posted on: March 8, 2017 in Venous Conditions

Varicose veins can make life miserable. These bulging, discolored veins are usually found in the lower body and may come with health-related concerns. Fortunately, there is a minimally invasive solution: radiofrequency ablation. Radiofrequency ablation, abbreviated RFA, is also sometimes used to treat a variety of chronic pain symptoms. So, what is radiofrequency ablation and how […]

Peripheral Arterial Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Posted on: February 8, 2017 in Lifestyle Changes, Venous Conditions

Blood flow is an important process in the body that helps maintain many of our basic functions, but it’s also complex. Blood flows throughout the body, assisting different organs and tissues with their various functions, all while providing oxygen and other vital nutrients the body needs to survive. Because the flow of blood is complicated, […]

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