Archive for June 2016

Why do varicose veins hurt?

Why are varicose veins painful? The discomfort associated with varicose veins is caused by a combination of factors. When veins are weak, the blood which is supposed to return to the heart in a timely fashion, settles and pools in the superficial vein system. This pooling of blood worsens when patients stand or sit in…

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What is endovenous ablation?

Endovenous Ablation Definition Taken literally, endovenous ablation is the removal of a vein from within. ‘Endo’ means internal or inside, ‘venous’ refers to a vein, and ablation is to ‘remove’. In the instance of veins, it is no longer necessary to physically remove a vein from the leg (vein stripping) to improve symptoms or the…

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The Newest Procedure for Varicose Veins Treatment

The newest procedure for the treatment of varicose veins was approved by the FDA about two years ago. It is what has been termed a non-tumescent non-thermal therapy. What this means is that it does not require a lot of numbing medicine to complete, and it does not use a heating element to close or…

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What is the Best Varicose Vein Procedure?

What is the best treatment for varicose veins? No varicose vein is the same; no person’s symptoms are the same; and so the best procedure for varicose veins is not always the same. The treatments associated with vein disease are based on a patient’s symptoms, vein size, location, contributing conditions, and ultrasound findings.   Different…

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DVT and Varicose Veins during Pregnancy

dvt and pregnancy

DVT and Varicose Veins during Pregnancy Pregnancy is a risk factor for the development of a blood clots with an incidence that is 4 to 50 times higher compared to non-pregnant women.  Increased risk for development of a blood clot is highest in the postpartum period, with the most common occurrence of clot formation in…

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