Vein Health

26
Aug

3 Benefits of Endovenous Ablation Laser Treatment

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

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13
May

When Varicose Veins Hurt

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

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4
May

Top 5 Before and After Photos of Vein Treatment from 2019

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

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24
Oct

Your Healthy Vein Checklist

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

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22
Oct

Q & A: Causes of Color (or Pigment) Skin Changes

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.

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1
Oct

Leg Cramps and Vein Issues

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

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1
Oct

How Vein Disease Can Impact Your Life

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

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27
Jul

Q&A: Is Swelling Related to Vein Health?

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:

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22
Jul

Treatment for Prominent Hand Veins

Even with the most youthful of faces, our hands are typically a sure giveaway of our actual age. Thankfully, prominent hand veins are typically caused by soft-tissue volume loss. Unsightly hand veins are rarely related to health risks such as can be the case with varicose veins. Still, anything that makes you uncomfortable that can be alleviated is worth looking

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11
Jul

Reaching a Healthy Weight

One contributing factor in developing varicose veins for some people is being overweight. Now be sure and know, that the simple fact that you have varicose veins, does not mean that you are overweight. There are many factors that can cause an individual to be more prone to venous disease of all kinds, including varicose veins. However, extra weight can

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2
Jul

10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Varicose Veins

I know it doesn’t seem fair, but it’s true. Women are more likely to develop varicose veins than men. It doesn’t mean that men cannot develop them, there are just specific biological reasons that women are statistically more likely to have varicose veins. In fact, studies suggest women may actually be twice as likely to have varicose veins. Because everyone

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19
May

All In the Family: How Genetics Affect Vein Problems

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

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9
May

Vein Issues Play No Favorites: Who’s at Risk for Varicose Veins?

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

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16
Apr

Why Ultrasound Therapy is Vital for Detecting and Treating Vein Disease

Ultrasound procedures typically bring to mind images of expectant parents marveling at the tiny heartbeat of their unborn child. Or, later, discovering whether they will welcome a baby boy or girl into the world. Ultrasound machines can monitor the baby’s development and issues that may arise during pregnancy. But OBs aren’t the only doctors who rely on ultrasound technology. In

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15
Feb

What Runners Should Know About Vein Disease

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

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