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Duplex Venous Ultrasound

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Duplex Venous Ultrasound Duplex venous ultrasound (also known as a venous reflux exam) is a non-invasive imaging tool that can be used to assess vein function. It locates and evaluates if your blood is flowing in the wrong direction (also called venous reflux) and ensures that there are no other vein-related conditions such as blood…

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Treatment for Varicose Veins

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A Succinct Overview of the Treatment for Varicose Veins The presence of varicose veins is a common medical condition when the veins under the skin bulge and develop a rope-like appearance. Varicose veins most often occur in the legs. The condition can occasionally cause discomfort and/or painful aches. Over the next few minutes we will…

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Managing  Symptoms of Varicose Veins

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Managing  Symptoms of Varicose Veins Regardless of which risk factors you can or can’t control, you can still take action. The following self-care suggestions for Managing  Symptoms of Varicose Veins can help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Elevating Your Legs Varicose veins form when the one-way valves inside your veins become…

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Restless Leg Syndrome Symptoms

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Restless Leg Syndrome Symptoms Restless leg syndrome symptoms (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease (WED) is a treatable medical condition which causes an uncontrollable impulse to move in the legs (and sometimes the arms). People with RLS experience a irritating tugging or pulling sensation in their legs. This sensation is typically much worse in the…

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Restless Leg Syndrome Causes

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Restless Leg Syndrome Causes RLS and other medical conditions In many patients, RLS is caused, at least in part, by another underlying medical condition. This is known as secondary RLS. Conversely,  when looking at restless leg syndrome causes, many patients with these conditions never develop RLS, so this link is not absolute. Conditions which may…

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Recovery After RFA Treatment?

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What is the recovery Like After RFA Treatment? For faster recovery after RFA Treatment, endovenous radiofrequency ablation, follow your doctor’s instructions. These general guidelines will let you know what to expect: You will be able to return to your normal job activities within three to four days. However, if your job involves standing or heavy…

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Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment for Varicose Veins

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Endovenous radiofrequency ablation, also known as RFA, is a treatment for varicose veins in the legs, a condition that affects a large number of adults. This procedure uses heat to close off the larger superficial veins, those closer to the surface of the skin. This includes the great, small and accessory saphenous veins. The procedure…

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Diagnosing Vein Disease

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If you can’t properly accomplish diagnosing vein disease and locate the source of a problem, then it can’t be fixed. In many ways, our ultrasound technicians are at the core of our ACR accredited labs. Doppler ultrasound is the diagnostic tool of choice for nearly all vein conditions. At the Advanced Vein Center, this technology…

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Compression therapy for legs, ankles, and feet

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Swelling is one of the most common symptoms of many conditions that  affect the leg, but why? The answer has to do with gravity. While standing, your legs become the lowest points of your body. This means that the body has to work extra hard to pump blood back up the legs and towards the…

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Home Remedies Restless Leg Syndrome

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If you suffer from restless legs syndrome (RLS), you are all too familiar with that pulling or tugging feeling in your legs. You may, like many, also get an overpowering impulse to move your legs. This is especially the case at night making it nearly impossible to get a good night’s sleep. We can offer…

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