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Medication Used to Treat Vein Issues

Some vein treatments involve the use of medications, we’ve described some of these below: Q: What is Asclera? A: Asclera is a trade name for Polidocanol, an injectable irritant, used in sclerotherapy to treat varicose and spider veins. Asclera is FDA approved to treat 1mm to 3mm spider and reticular veins by damaging the inside […]

Potential complications - vein surgery?

Potential complications – vein surgery?

Potential complications – vein surgery? Any surgery involves risk, and may become serious or life threatening in some instances. These complications can develop during or after the surgery. The risk of potential complications pre or post surgery can be greatly reduced by following the treatment plan provided to you.  The risks of vein surgery include: […]

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Vein Surgery

Who performs varicose vein surgery? The following specialists perform surgery on varicose veins: General Surgeons Vein Specialists Vascular surgeons Phlebologists Dermatologists Why is vein surgery performed on varicose veins? Varicose veins that are large, protruding out, or unsightly. Surgery may also be appropriate if your varicose veins are causing symptoms such as burning, aching, soreness, […]

Best Varicose Vein Treatments

Best Varicose Vein Treatments Radiofrequency (RF) ablation: This is arguably the gold-standard of modern vein procedures. It is one of the best Varicose Vein Treatments and is performed only under local as opposed to general anesthesia. Put simply, this means that the patient doesn’t have to be “put under.” This greatly increases patient safety. True […]

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How does VenaSeal work?

How does VenaSeal work? The medical grade glue is placed into the vein through a small catheter and rapidly seal the vein shut.    Is loss of the vein a problem? No, blood will be circulated to other healthy veins.    Am I at risk from the VenaSeal medical adhesive? No, the glue has been […]

Crocs: Healthy Shoes or Just Comfy?

Crocs: Healthy Shoes or Just Comfy?

Do those eye-catching shoes have a place in good health? Crocs: Healthy Shoes or Just Comfy? Crocs — those clog-like shoes in bright colors — might not match everyone’s idea of fashion, but fans swear by their comfort. And Croc lovers say they bring health benefits to the two extremities that carry us all to […]

Causes of Varicose Veins

Compression Socks

Compression Socks While most people start wearing compression socks when advised by a doctor to do so, they are actually helpful for a multitude of different reasons. It is best not to think of compression socks as a prescription for a doctor prescribed problem, but rather, compression socks can be worn for general well-being, and […]

Wound Healing

Wound Healing

Granulation tissue and early wound healing. The growth of new cells is one of the most obvious signs of early-stage wound healing. This is known as cell proliferation. Granulation tissue is always the first tissue type to begin appearing in a newly healing wound. As with other types of tissue growth, naturally produced chemical signals […]

Varicose Veins during Pregnancy?

Varicose Veins during Pregnancy?

A substantial increase in the amount of estrogen in the body may in fact contribute to the appearance of varicose veins. It is not uncommon for varicose veins to worsen in late pregnancy when the growing uterus places an increasing amount of pressure and stress on the veins in your lower extremities.

Causes of Varicose Veins

Causes of Varicose Veins

Identifying Varicose Veins Varicose veins are visibly enlarged veins that are most often seen on a person’s leg. The veins turn blue or purple and push on the skin, creating a bulge. The condition affects approximately 15% of men and 25% of women in the United States. Although they can appear anywhere along the length […]

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