Tag: diagnosing vein disease


How Deep Vein Thrombosis Can Lead to Vein Issues

Thrombosis is simply the formation of a blood clot. A blood clot, medically known as a thrombus, prohibits blood from circulating properly because it partially or completely blocks the flow of venous blood back to the heart.  The ability for blood to clot in a healthy person is a very good thing, even a life-saving thing. Fibrin molecules form blood clots to

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Signs you may have venous disease

One in three Americans over the age of 45 are affected by vein disease. Because veins have thinner walls than arteries, they are prone to damage. Those damaged vein walls impede circulation and cause blood to pool and flow retrograde (or backward) when muscles relax, which creates pressure in the lower legs which then causes more damage to the veins. This further damage

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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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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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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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Why Ultrasound Therapy is Vital for Detecting and Treating Vein Disease

Ultrasound procedures usually bring to mind images of expecting 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 fact,

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