June 2021

Complications of Untreated Varicose Veins


Varicose veins and their underlying cause, venous reflux disease can cause a wide array of symptoms, including leg pain, swelling, aching, heaviness, restless legs, and nocturnal leg cramps.

If left untreated, superficial venous reflux disease can progress to cause skin changes and other complications.

Complications of untreated venous disease include:
1. Superficial Thrombophlebitis (STP)
A […]

Complications of Untreated Varicose Veins2021-06-14T20:00:18+00:00

April 2021

COVID Vaccine Concerns and Blood Clots


Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Blood Clot Concerns: What is a DVT?

Blood clots associated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have caused pause and concern. As a result, the United States is recommending a pause on administering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine after reports of six women experiencing blood clots within three weeks after […]

COVID Vaccine Concerns and Blood Clots2021-04-14T02:36:26+00:00

Dr. Bunke interviewed by Modeliste Magazine!



Tell us about La Jolla Vein Care and what makes it so unique and such a leader in vein treatments.

La Jolla Vein Care is unique because we exclusively specialize in vein disorders. This means we are able to perform all ultrasound diagnostics in-office and offer all treatment options for vein […]
Dr. Bunke interviewed by Modeliste Magazine!2021-04-11T23:28:39+00:00

June 2020

3-Stage Approach to Vein Treatment


When visible signs of venous disease such as spider veins, varicose veins, or skin changes are present, this is usually the tip of the iceberg, and an underlying vein problem is present. An underlying vein condition (venous reflux disease) can be detected with ultrasound. A treatment plan is focused on treating the underlying vein problems […]

3-Stage Approach to Vein Treatment2020-09-17T17:58:02+00:00

Do I Need Surgery for Varicose Veins?


Non-surgical treatment alternatives for eliminating varicose veins

No! We’ve performed thousands of surgery-free treatments. 

Surgery is rarely performed these days to eliminate varicose veins. Modern endovenous procedures, which were first introduced around the year 2000, have replaced surgery for most patients. Endovenous became the standard of care over vein stripping surgery in 2007.  Treatment can be done […]

Do I Need Surgery for Varicose Veins?2020-09-17T19:01:32+00:00

What Causes Varicose Veins?



Who gets varicose veins and why.

Both women and men can develop vein disorders at any age.  It can affect the healthiest of individuals, but there are some conditions that increase your risk of developing varicose veins.  They are mostly inherited; if both of your parents had varicose veins, you have a 90% chance of […]

What Causes Varicose Veins?2020-09-17T21:29:31+00:00

What Causes Spider Veins?


Spider veins refer to the abnormally enlarged, bluish or red-colored small blood vessels at the surface of the skin. They often appear in clusters, where they get the name ‘spider veins’ because of their spider like appearance. They also may appear in a starbust pattern. Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, occur when blood pools in […]

What Causes Spider Veins?2020-10-23T15:50:51+00:00

¿Qué Es La Enfermedad Por Reflujo Venoso?


¿Qué Es La Enfermedad Por Reflujo Venoso?

La enfermedad por reflujo venoso también es conocida como estasis venosa o insuficiencia venosa. La enfermedad por reflujo venoso se refiere a las “válvulas dañadas” en las venas de las piernas. El reflujo puede ocurrir en las venas profundas y/o superficiales de las piernas. […]

¿Qué Es La Enfermedad Por Reflujo Venoso?2020-08-17T22:59:38+00:00

Link Between Leg Heaviness and Your Veins


One of the most common symptoms of venous reflux disease is a feeling of leg heaviness. Venous reflux disease refers to ‘leaky’ vein valves in the leg.  Healthy veins return blood flow from the legs to the heart. When the valves are weak and leaky, blood will backflow or ‘reflux’ and pool in the leg […]

Link Between Leg Heaviness and Your Veins2020-09-18T02:01:49+00:00

Why Leg Pain Worsens with Menstruation


Leg pain from varicose veins tends to worsen just before menstruation.

Many women who suffer from varicose veins or venous reflux disease (without any visible signs of disease) commonly experience increased leg discomfort, leg fatigue and swelling prior to menstruation.  The reason for this is the hormone progesterone. Progesterone rises about a week before menstruation. Progesterone […]

Why Leg Pain Worsens with Menstruation2020-09-18T02:03:30+00:00
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