Healthy Veins Day

La Jolla Vein Care and Medi USA recently hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The open house, which was part of Healthy Veins Day, was aimed at supporting the medical community and creating awareness about common venous conditions. Throughout the day, La Jolla Vein Care offered free venous screenings for all medical and support staff working on the Scripps Memorial Campus. All guests were offered breakfast from Sigvaris, a complimentary lunch, appetizers, and desserts. During the evening, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce joined the celebration for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, as the doors were open for the local business community.  For information on the latest on treating vein-related conditions, call La Jolla Vein Care at (858) 550-0330.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Peak Performance

Compression stockings are known for improving circulation after the removal of varicose veins. But can they improve athletic performance? The answer is a resounding yes. According to Medi, compression sport stockings are clinically proven in increase performance. Over the course of a marathon, for example, running time is reduced by approximately five minutes while the exertion on your muscles is reduced by roughly six percent. Moreover, a study by Technische Universität Dresden reveals that blood circulation is 30% higher at rest after engaging in certain athletic activities when wearing compression sport stockings. So whether you’re a jogger checking out the scenery or a hard-core athlete training for a marathon, there’s something to help you reach your peak.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Radio Waves

The 2010 Health & Beauty Expo in San Diego is making news on the radio. Click here to listen to Brent Bittman, founder of Avant-Garde Business Solutions, talk about the featured speakers headlining the expo. On September, 08 2010, make sure to head downtown to one of the hottest events of the year—and get a chance to listen to Dr. NIsha Bunke and other distinguished speakers provide the latest insights on health and beauty.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Alleviating Burdens

We understand the importance of excellent health care and its impact on healthy living. That’s we’re pleased to announce our new partnership with Scripps Employee Health Insurance and ChaseHealthAdvance. With a new easy-to-use payment option, we’re able to offer this plan to employees and family members of the Scripps Healthcare System. Through this partnership, patients can get the treatment for $0 down and no interest (if paid within the year). While we’re dedicated to alleviating the pain in your legs, we’re also happy to remove a financial burden as well.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Getting Results

Compression is important part of the overall healing process. As a result, you’ll need to wear compression stockings following the treatment to ensure you get the best outcomes. Physiologically, compression therapy increases venous blood flow back to the heart, reduces reflux in diseased veins, increases venous blood flow, reduces elevated water content of the tissue, reduces inflammation, and sustains reparative processes. In short, compression therapy not only improves results after treatment, but it also improves blood flow and reduces symptoms and swelling in the legs. Get treated, start healing, and get good results.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Why Me?

Perhaps you’re wondering why you’ve developed varicose veins. While heredity might be the leading cause, age, weight, gender, hormones, and occupation can also play a role. Although they can develop at any age, varicose veins tend to worsen with the more birthdays you celebrate. With each year, it might also be more difficult to maintain your ideal body weight, thus making you more susceptible to the onset of certain venous conditions. Moreover, as many as 70% to 80% of pregnant women develop varicose veins during the first trimester—and other hormonal factors related to menopause and birth control can also contribute. Even a job that requires excessive standing or sitting can increase the chances of developing a vein-related problem.  So whether you’re standing all day work or you’re genetically predisposed to a particular condition, advancements in medicine make it no longer necessary to ask yourself a worried question such “why me?” Instead, you can simply get treated.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Symptom Relief

While varicose veins are not preventable, there are certain things you can do to ease the pain. With mild symptoms, it’s often good to exercise lightly (e.g., walking, bicycling, swimming, etc.). This allows you to strengthen your leg muscles to help push blood back to the heart. With exercise on your mind, it’s also good to work towards maintaining your ideal body weight. If you’re looking for immediate relief, please note that properly fitted elastic hose with the compression level by recommended by your physician can help you manage the symptoms. While only a vein specialist can tell you exactly what to do based on your specific condition, you can take a few small steps towards easing your symptoms in the meantime. If you’re in the office while reading this post, perhaps you might want to lean back and relax. After all, elevating your legs is another way to control your symptoms.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Beautiful Legs

Keeping your legs beautiful might require a little help. Varicose veins, for example, affect a large number of people around the world every year. In the United States alone, up to 55% of women are likely to experience vein-related problems in their legs. Today, varicose veins are easily treated through a procedure called sclerotherapy. As your veins disappear after treatment, you might want to know if they’re gone for good. While properly treated veins are removed permanently, new veins may eventually appear. Why? Different veins (that were not previously treated) may have weak valves that give over time, eventually resulting in new varicose veins. The good news? These veins can be easily removed using the same treatment. Take comfort in knowing you can easily remove your varicose veins now—and that you have a safe and easy option for keeping your legs beautiful for the rest of your life.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Skin Deep?

An estimated 80 million Americans suffer from a vein-related condition. Since most veins lie deep under the skin’s surface, vein disorders are not always visible to the naked eye. As a result, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms that might reveal an underlying vein condition. If you’re experiencing pain, fatigue, heaviness, cramping, or restlessness in your legs, you should seek expert consultation. Today, a venous duplex scan is used to view internal images of your veins, even the veins beneath the muscles (deep veins). The ultrasound exam, which is painless and takes fewer than 30 minutes, allows a trained specialist to examine your venous system to determine if your symptoms are connected to a vein-related condition. The good news is that many vein conditions can be easily treated. Often, you just need to look beneath the surface to get moving in the right direction.

Sincerely,

Executive Team