Endovenous Ablation of varicose veins simply involves using a small laser-guided by ultrasound imaging through a tiny needle stick to cause heat energy to collapse diseased veins. Once the problematic veins are cauterized from the heat, they don’t allow blood to flow or pool within them anymore. Before too long the closed veins are broken down and reabsorbed by the body. Benefit #1: Endovenous Ablation Laser Treatment
Thank you for joining us in our conversation about lymphedema symptoms, causes and it’s relation to vein issues. The internet has exhausting amounts of information about health but it can be hard to navigate and discover the medical help you need to achieve greater health. That’s why we’ve asked Chattanooga’s very own vein specialist, Dr. Vincent Gardner, to continue our
Varicose veins are a major form of venous disease and venous insufficiency. Varicose veins occur when there is increased pressure in veins and valves weaken or get damaged. This causes blood to flow in the wrong direction, back down the legs, and pool in the veins. Over time, the pressure of gravity causes the blood to continue to pool in
2019 brought us countless stories of our patients finding relief from their vein issues. They were able to have their mobility, comfort, and health restored. Here are five of our favorite before and after stories of our real-life patients from this last year. These priceless photos show their visible healing which is evidence of their internal healing; a testament to
Vein problems can lead to unpleasant symptoms ranging from cosmetic issues to severe pain to spontaneous bleeding. Many people are at risk due to genetics, behavioral habits or nutritional choices. Here, Dr. Gardner shares in his Healthy Vein Checklist some things you can do to be proactive about your vein health. While these are not cures or guaranteed to prevent
The internet is full of information and is the number one place many of us to go find information about our health. But so much of what can be found is not medically sound. We want to be an educational resource for you, to empower you to get the professional medical attention you need to be at your best health.
Some symptoms become so normal for us, that we begin to think they are a part of our new normal. Whether we attribute it to being active or inactive or aging or our nutrition, we can all be guilty of dismissing the cues our body is giving us that something is amiss. Leg cramps are a classic symptom that many
What are veins? Veins are the type of blood vessel that carries deoxygenated blood from the body back to the lungs and heart. Blood that is lower in oxygen is darker, rather than the bright red of oxygenated blood, though it is still red. Veins can appear to be blue as a result of a combination of how light travels
Leg swelling can increase your discomfort and even become painful. While most of us have experienced the occasional swollen ankles after a plane flight, for some of us the problem persists more frequently and severely. Q: I’m experiencing swelling in my legs, ankles, and feet. Someone recently said that this could be related to vein issues. Is this true? A:
It’s time for some true confessions. When was the last time you heard words coming out of your mouth and could literally hear your mother’s voice saying the same thing from your childhood? For example, maybe you warned someone not to run with scissors. In so many ways, we can find ourselves becoming like our parents and grandparents. However, you
While you might think vein issues are only for older people, there are other factors that come into play. It’s not just the elderly who are at risk for varicose veins or other vein issues. In fact, just about any of us could find ourselves with vein issues. I guess you could say our veins are equal opportunity offenders! Since
All athletes encounter injuries at some point, especially when training for a big event. But for runners, certain aches and pains seem to be consistent across the board. Since most of the top five running injuries are attributed to overuse, it’s really no surprise that even those who take their time piling up miles to prep for marathons and half
With the beautiful sunshine making it’s way back into the forecast more and more these days, let’s shine some light on the risks of vein disease for runners. Most of us are familiar with the varicose and spider veins generally associated with older people. But in fact, those are just some of the symptoms of venous disease, a condition that
Running is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle and sometimes all it takes is just one “runner’s high” experience to make a casual runner into a marathoner. As you trot (or trudge) your way training toward race day, take a look at this list of common running myths we’ve pulled together – and then busted up
Almost anyone can develop varicose veins or spider veins, for any number of reasons. Diabetes does not cause varicose veins. However, both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes do cause circulatory problems. Varicose veins can exacerbate those problems. So if you’re diabetic and you have varicose or spider veins, it is important that you seek medical advice about vein treatments.