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 […]
Non-surgical treatment alternatives for eliminating varicose veins
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
¿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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bluish and red-colored spider veins along the inner ankle and foot are referred to as corona phlebectasia in the vein world. This description refers to the ‘crown’ or cluster like distribution of these small blood vessels. Spider veins are often falsely considered as a cosmetic issue. But on the contrary, the presence of corona phlebectasia […]
Duplex ultrasound combines Doppler flow information and conventional imaging information, sometimes called B-mode, to allow physicians to see the structure of your blood vessels. Duplex ultrasound uses sound waves to get images of your blood vessels. It also helps determine how fast blood moves through the vessels. It can also be useful to […]
Micro-Phlebectomy involves using a scalpel to make tiny incisions (less than 3mm- about the size of a grain of rice) along the legs to remove the veins. This is performed with a local anesthesia that is used to numb the skin of the leg. This procedure may take […]