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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 […]

Pittsburgh Vein Dr, Doctor, Varicose Vein Stripping surgery

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, […]

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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 […]

Causes of Varicose Veins

Causes of Varicose Veins

Causes of Varicose Veins   Varicose veins are a result of blood pooling in the veins (usually in the legs and ankles). Blood can pool in the legs when the veins don’t have the ability to push it back up to the lungs and heart. Veins lose their ability to properly move blood when their […]

What Causes Varicose Veins?

What Causes Varicose Veins? The cardiovascular system is charged with delivering oxygen-rich blood to every cell in your body. This is a monumental task requiring many specialized systems including the heart, lungs, blood and veins. If your blood is the mail carrier, then your blood vessels are the superhighways of your body. Arteries carry the […]

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