Vein Conditions

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

Spider Veins Along the Ankle Indicate Underlying Reflux Disease


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 […]

Spider Veins Along the Ankle Indicate Underlying Reflux Disease2020-10-23T15:52:42+00:00

Blood Vessel Diseases that can be Diagnosed with Duplex Ultrasound


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 […]

Blood Vessel Diseases that can be Diagnosed with Duplex Ultrasound2020-09-18T18:19:53+00:00

May 2020

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