Much of the time, varicose veins are considered a cosmetic problem. The truth is, these bulging, ropy veins can be much more concerning than that. Varicose veins are larger vessels that have malfunctioned. The valves that keep blood moving forward and back toward the heart have become weak. This allows blood to pool in a […]
Varicose veins are not a new problem. Doctors have been consulting with patients about bulging, painful veins for ages. Historically, the way that severe varicose veins were dealt with was to remove them using a surgical technique known as vein stripping. The name alone sounds so awful we can see why any person would want […]
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.
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 […]