Many people notice small webs of blue and purple veins just under their skin. This web-like appearance is what gives spider veins their name. Typically, these collections of veins are found on the feet, ankles, and legs. Wherever they appear, they can present cosmetic concerns. To date, scientific studies suggest that spider veins are nothing […]
Varicose veins affect nearly one in five adults today. If you are one of them, you may be wondering if you should see a vein specialist. Varicose veins, unlike spider veins, can be more than a cosmetic nuisance. Spider veins are the tiny, wrinkled veins that make blue and purple webs on the skin. Varicose […]
You depend on your veins, and when conditions arise that make them uncomfortable or itchy, these symptoms may be indicators of a much more serious problem.
Keeping your veins healthy, combined with treatments option, is a great way to keep you feeling healthy and energized.
Event Information: April 23, 2015 Hunterdon Medical Center auditorium [2 sessions] 3:00pm—4:00pm and 7:30pm—8:30pm Learn more about the treatment of varicose veins from Dr. Glen Tonnessen, Board Certified Cardiovascular Physician at The Vein Institute of Hunterdon. A free vein screening will be performed after the presentation by Dr. Tonnessen and Ladan Abbasi, NP. The event is open for all […]
As springtime arrives with its warm and sunny days, we begin to daydream of skirts, shorts and BBQ’s. Panic and anxiety can then creep in as our legs are not ready for the world to see. The varicose and spider veins that have been hidden under long pants for the winter are about to be seen. Springtime […]
The most common misconception about varicose veins is that people only want treatment because they do not like the way they look cosmetically. Varicose veins can cause leg fatigue, swelling, and general discomfort. In addition, they can be a warning of long-term health risks including: deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, poor circulation, and leg swelling. Exercise is […]
Raised, swollen and often uncomfortable, varicose veins affect both men and women. These thickened, dilated blood vessels don’t control blood flow properly, so instead of blood flowing one way, it flows backward, weakening the vein walls in the process. Patients who suffer from varicose veins may experience symptoms like leg heaviness, swelling, skin darkening, numbness […]
Varicose veins are raised, swollen and often uncomfortable blood vessels usually found in the legs. Symptoms may include heaviness, swelling, skin darkening, numbness, aching pain, leg fatigue, itching and/or irritation. Many women first notice varicose veins during pregnancy. While pregnancy does not cause varicose veins, it can worsen its symptoms. Pregnancy increases the amount of […]
When you’re talking about those raised, swollen blood vessels often found on the legs, are you talking about varicose veins or spider veins? Or when you have small, red, purple or blue veins that twist and turn all over the skin, which kind or those? Are varicose and spider veins the same thing? How are […]