Monthly Archives: April 2020

April 2020

Vein Care Delivered To Your Home: In-home ultrasound diagnostics


We now offer mobile ultrasound services!

Right now we want you to stay home.  But, that won’t stop us from helping you!

Enjoy a thorough vascular assessment from the convenience of your own home.

  1. Have your physician consultation, conservative management or follow-up visit by telemedicine (video) or by telephone (it’s your preference!).
  2. For the ultrasound portion, our Registered Vascular […]
Vein Care Delivered To Your Home: In-home ultrasound diagnostics2020-08-19T01:11:28+00:00

Local Business Shout Out


During these uncertain times, we want to pause and show support for local businesses. We want to express our heart-felt appreciation to all the local businesses that have provided amazing service over the years. Here are a few:

Our office designs are inspired by nature and healing. We do our best to bring outdoor and nature […]
Local Business Shout Out2020-08-19T01:09:43+00:00

Vein Valves Don’t Work in Venous Reflux Disease


Vein valves and the direction of blood flow can be seen on ultrasound. Ultrasound is an important tool in the diagnosis of venous reflux disease.


In the circulatory system, the veins carry de-oxygenated blood back to the heart. The leg veins carry blood toward the heart, […]

Vein Valves Don’t Work in Venous Reflux Disease2020-08-19T01:03:16+00:00

Warm Weather Worsens Leg Symptoms


Warm weather can worsen symptoms of varicose veins and venous reflux disease.

This weekend, most of San Diego was blessed with sunny, warm-weather. Warmer weather tends to worsen symptoms of varicose veins, like increased leg heaviness, pain or you may feel that your legs fatigue more quickly during warm weather. For those who have spider veins, […]

Warm Weather Worsens Leg Symptoms2020-08-19T01:00:26+00:00

Study Finds Nearly 50% Nurses Have Venous Reflux


Women in nursing professions are at high risk for developing varicose veins as it requires physical work and prolonged standing.

It is well known to vein specialists that individuals with occupations that require long periods of standing such as nurses, physicians, other health care workers, retail workers, flight attendants, hair dressers, etc. have a higher incidence of […]

Study Finds Nearly 50% Nurses Have Venous Reflux2020-08-19T00:59:39+00:00

Night Cramps Commonly Caused by Varicose Veins


Leg cramps occurring at night (nocturnal leg cramps) are a common symptom of venous disease. In fact, in the San Diego Population Study, leg cramps were the second most common symptom in people with venous disease with a prevalence of 14.3%. Leg aching (17.7%) was the most common complaint and tired and swollen legs […]

Night Cramps Commonly Caused by Varicose Veins2020-08-19T00:50:13+00:00

Health Risks of Working-From-Home


Prolonged desk work can increase the risk of blood clots in leg veins.

As many Americans are working from home, we have received many calls from patients regarding thrombophlebitis. This is not a new scenario for us, over the years frequently patients come in for assessment of leg pain after working on their computers for 12 […]

Health Risks of Working-From-Home2020-08-19T00:48:02+00:00

Eating for Healthier Veins


Foods that are rich in flavinoids may improve symptoms of venous disease. Flavonoids help protect plants from environmental toxins and help repair damage. They can be found in a variety of foods, such as fruits and vegetables. When we eat foods rich in flavonoids, it appears that we also benefit from this “antioxidant” power. In addition […]

Eating for Healthier Veins2020-08-19T00:45:26+00:00

Wendy Williams Show Kathy Bates Bring Light to Lymphedema


Both Wendy Williams and Kathy Bates Suffer from Lymphedema.

This week’s Wendy Williams Show host, Wendy Williams discussed her struggles with lymphedema with guest, Kathy Bates who also has lymphedema. They both agreed that lymphedema is not given enough attention in medical education and in the medical community. We agree. Our medical speciality and society The […]

Wendy Williams Show Kathy Bates Bring Light to Lymphedema2020-08-19T00:30:35+00:00
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