Monthly Archives: May 2020

May 2020

Approach to Vein Treatment


Venous Reflux Disease is Treated By a Staged Approach

Step 1: The Underlying Problem

The first step is to treat the underlying problem, the venous reflux. The specific pattern of venous reflux was detected by ultrasound. Venous reflux usually starts in the saphenous veins. The saphenous veins are most effectively treated with […]

Approach to Vein Treatment2020-09-18T18:51:19+00:00

Best Exercises for Varicose Veins


Physical activity provides a wide range of benefits for vascular health and may help to avoid evolution of mild cases of varicose veins. In fact, exercise is considered to be a fundamental element in improving the symptomatology of patients affected by varicose veins. A sedentary person diagnosed with this medical condition has a much higher […]

Best Exercises for Varicose Veins2020-09-18T18:53:02+00:00

How to Manage Varicose Vein Pain at Home


While venous interventions are the best way to alleviate long term pain related to varicose veins, symptoms can be managed conservatively at home. Especially under the stay-at-home safe harbor orders.  Conservative management can be helpful to relieve symptoms and also prevent complications (such as thrombophlebitis). These include:

  • Avoid standing or sitting for long periods […]
How to Manage Varicose Vein Pain at Home2020-09-18T18:56:27+00:00

Vein Treatment During COVID-19


The International Union of Phlebology (UIP) Published a Consensus Document in the Journal of Vascular Surgery regarding the treatment of patients with vein disorders during COVID: Triage of Patients with Venous and Lymphatic Diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic- the Venous and Lymphatic Triage and Acuity Scale (VELTAS). 

We are pleased to report that our own practice guidelines are […]

Vein Treatment During COVID-192020-09-18T18:57:42+00:00

Memorial Day Observation


In observance of Memorial Day, our office is closed. We would like to honor the men and women who have sacrificed their lives while serving in the military. Most of us at La Jolla Vein Care have a direct military connection, and we continue to honor veterans and current military. We have chosen to be a […]

Memorial Day Observation2020-09-18T18:59:22+00:00

How to Treat Leg Spider Veins


Spider veins and reticular veins of the legs are most commonly treated with sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a medication into the vein.  This will cause the vein to collapse and gradually fade away. Sclerotherapy has been used to treat spider veins for decades, but modern solutions such as Asclera, allow for spider […]

How to Treat Leg Spider Veins2020-09-18T19:01:10+00:00

Nutritional tips for varicose veins


Varicose veins are bulging, purplish-colored veins that occur when the one-way valves, which are responsible for regulating the constant flow of blood, become weak, especially in the lower limbs. Although many consider them a simple aesthetic problem, they can be a sign of circulation disorders, fluid retention, and inflammatory diseases. Fortunately, this condition can be […]

Nutritional tips for varicose veins2020-09-18T19:02:32+00:00

Venous Reflux is a Progressive Condition, Worsens Over Time


Venous reflux disease is also known as venous stasis, venous insufficiency or venous incompetence. Venous reflux disease refers to ‘leaky valves’ in the veins of the legs. Reflux may occur in the deep and/or superficial leg veins. The deep veins are those within the muscle; they bring at least 80-90% […]

Venous Reflux is a Progressive Condition, Worsens Over Time2020-09-18T19:07:47+00:00
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