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…Read More

Venous Reflux Exam

Venous Reflux Exam Are there significant advantages of a venous reflux exam when compared to other similar procedures? The ultrasound techniques used are non-invasive. This is not the case with other diagnostic tools such as venography and arteriography. How long do the results take? At the AVC the tests are done, you may receive the…Read More

What does Sclerotherapy Cost?

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What does Sclerotherapy Cost? In 2017 the average cost of a single sclerotherapy session was a little over $350. That is according to the ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery). The overall sclerotherapy cost will of course depend on the severity and amount of veins that are treated. There may also be some change…Read More

Non-Invasive Vein Treatments

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Non-Invasive Vein Treatments If lifestyle changes and compression garments aren’t enough to eliminate the symptoms of your varicose veins, there are currently a number of Non-Invasive Vein Treatments or medical procedures that can help. Sclerotherapy is a common non-surgical procedure that removes smaller varicose veins and spider veins in the lower extremities. Your doctor will…Read More

What Happens if I Don’t Treat my Varicose Veins?

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What Happens if I Don’t Treat my Varicose Veins?   Associated Medical Conditions Hemorrhoids Believe it or not, hemorrhoids are nothing more than varicose veins in the area of the anus. Hemorrhoids, also called piles, are known to cause pain, itching and bleeding in the affected area. Hemorrhoids can be caused by increased pressure on…Read More

Vein Post-procedure

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Vein Post-procedure Some patients do not notice any discernible improvements for several weeks after the procedure. Don’t worry though. It takes time for the body to reabsorb the unwanted tissue. In some cases, multiple treatments might be required. There may be some temporary post-procedural side-effects including: The region around the treatment site might be slightly…Read More

What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome

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  What causes RLS/WED? Often, the exact cause of RLS/WED is hard to identify exactly. Doctors speculate that the common medical condition might be caused by a dopamine imbalance. Dopamine is the chemical used in the brain to send the messages that control muscle movement. Some medications, other substances, and medication withdraw:   High Blood…

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