Entries by lajollaveincare

Muscle Hernia or Varicose Veins?

Muscle herniations of the legs frequently are confused with varicose veins. Patients may present with bulging along the outer part of the shin, that looks like a varicose vein. It may or may not be painful. It goes away with flexing the foot (pointing your toes to your head).  But, to experienced vein care specialists, […]

World Thrombosis Day

Venous thrombosis is an extremely important condition, that we take very seriously at La Jolla Vein Care. Since we deal with veins, we frequently diagnose this condition  in our office.  This condition always requires attentions, as consequences can be severe and life-threatening in some cases.  The following about World Thrombosis Day, which is a movement […]

Inherited Risk of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

The Factor V Leiden mutation is one of the most common inherited genetic mutations, causing blood clotting disorders. It is found in 4% to 6% of the U.S. population. If someone has one copy of this genetic mutation (heterozygous), they are considered a carrier of the mutation.  A carrier has an approximate 3 to 6 fold […]

Varicose Veins and Heart Disease

Are varicose veins associated with heart problems? Varicose veins are not associated with heart disease and do not indicate a problem with the heart.  With varicose veins and venous insufficiency, the vein valves are weak and leaky. But, only the valves in the leg veins are affected. These valves are different than heart valves.  Additionally, heart disease […]

Importance of a Certified Sonographer

October is ultrasound awareness month.  The goal of ultrasound awareness month is to educate the public about the role of medical ultrasound in healthcare.  At La Jolla Vein Care, ultrasound is essential to confirm the diagnosis of many vein disorders, such as venous insufficiency, venous reflux disease, and deep venous thrombosis.  Fortunately, we have three […]

Preventing Vein Disease

It is impossible to prevent an inherited tendency toward having varicose veins, but it is certainly possible to take measures that will help. Remember that varicose veins are veins that have been stretched so often that they have become chronically dilated. The trick is to limit the opportunity to distend the veins. 1. Wear compression […]

Correlation Between Restless Leg Syndrome and Varicose Veins

Varicose veins and venous insufficiency are neglected causes for restless leg syndrome.  Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by throbbing, pulling, creeping, or other unpleasant sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable, and sometimes overwhelming, urge to move them. Symptoms occur primarily at night when a person is relaxing or at rest […]

Designer Compression Socks On Sale

  A reminder that Rejuvahealth, our favorite brand for designer compression socks and stockings, engineered to reduce the symptoms of venous disease, varicose veins, and swelling are on sale on Zulilly.com until tomorrow September 11th. They can also be found at compressrx.com.

Union Tribune Talks To Dr. Bunke About Varicose Veins

In today’s issue of the Union Tribune San Diego, September 9, 2014, journalist Erinn Hutkin highlights the advances in varicose vein treatments in her article in the Health Section, titled, ‘New Procedure For Treating Varicose Veins Less Invasive.‘  The article discuss the advances in varicose vein treatments with La Jolla Vein Care’s Dr. Bunke.   Dr. […]