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Foam Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins

Posted: May 26 in Blog by

Sclerotherapy is a vein treatment used to treat varicose veins and other blood vessel malformations. During a sclerotherapy procedure a solution is injected directly into the affected vein. This solution causes the vein to scar and collapse, rerouting your blood to healthier veins. The collapsed vein eventually fades into surrounding tissue. [Read more]

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Understanding Venous Leg Ulcers

Posted: May 15 in Blog by

Venous leg ulcers are a type of skin ulcer that causes a shallow wound to develop on the skin of the legs. These wounds are slow to heal and will often return if not treated properly. If you develop a venous leg ulcer then you will probably experience symptoms such as: [Read more]

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Understanding Microphlebectomy for Varicose Veins

Posted: Apr 24 in Blog by

When it comes to the treatment of your varicose veins, it may be difficult to decide which vein treatment will be right for you. Microphlebectomy is a vein treatment for varicose veins in which the twisted and enlarged vein is removed. This treatment is generally used for larger veins that cannot be treated with sclerotherapy or laser surgery treatments. [Read more]

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Natural Remedies for Varicose Veins

Posted: Apr 17 in Blog by

Varicose veins can be painful, uncomfortable and may even leave you feeling embarrassed when it comes to showing your legs. Sure, a vein specialist can tell you all you need to know about treatment options such as vein stripping, laser or radiofrequency energy ablation or vein injections; but, there’s plenty of natural at-home remedies that can be used in the prevention and treatment of pesky varicose veins. [Read more]

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Medical Complications of Varicose Veins

Posted: Mar 12 in Blog by

Many people think of varicose veins as a cosmetic issue, but the truth is that they have the possibility of leading to the development of serious health problems if left untreated. While varicose veins usually only cause a person to experience discomfort or swelling, there are a number of more dangerous complications that—while rare—can still occur. So it’s important to understand what to look out for if you do have varicose veins. [Read more]

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The Hidden Dangers of Crossing Your Legs

Posted: Mar 10 in Blog by

It’s pretty common (especially for women) to be told that you should cross your legs when sitting down. It is generally considered to be more polite and refined, but if you have varicose veins or have had deep vein thrombosis, sitting with your legs crossed could be more of a problem to you than simply appearing impolite. [Read more]

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Ways to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

Posted: Feb 27 in Blog by

Varicose veins, the swollen and twisted veins that often form in legs and ankles, are a common type of venous disease. While they don’t pose a serious health threat on their own, varicose veins can be uncomfortable and visually unpleasant or embarrassing. Additionally, they may increase the chances of deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) developing, so it’s important to visit your vein specialist if you have any concerns. [Read more]

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Complications and Risks of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Posted: Feb 12 in Blog by

Deep Vein Thrombosis is a blood clot that develops deep in the veins of the body. DVT usually develops in the lower legs, or thighs. Blood clots can be caused by a variety of factors, namely anything that will lead to your blood flow circulating abnormally. Sometimes, DVT can develop without your knowledge. You may not show any symptoms. DVT can be a dangerous disorder to be unaware of because there are serious complications that can arise due to DVT. [Read more]

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Best Ways to Test and Treat Varicose Veins

Posted: Jan 26 in Blog by

Large swollen leg veins that may appear dark purple or blue are a common problem for older people. In fact, about half of us will develop varicose veins after age 50. Symptomatic or excessively large varicose veins require medical treatment to prevent them from becoming worse or developing more serious complications. [Read more]

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Understanding Varicose Veins

Posted: Jan 21 in Blog by

Veins that appear bulging and twisted, and those that are either dark purple or blue, are known as varicose veins. These types of veins develop when a one-way valve inside a vein weakens and blood leaks back into the vein pooling and causing it to become enlarged. These types of veins affect one out of every two people over the age of 50 and are most frequently seen in the legs.

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