Innovative Treatment Options for Vein Disease

New treatment options for vein disease are saying good-bye to possibly the worst part of ablation procedures: the repeated needle pokes. Painful, invasive stripping techniques have already received a minimally invasive upgrade with procedures like Endovenous Laser Ablation and Radio Frequency Ablation (RF). Today, a new technology, VenaSeal™ offers an even more comfortable experience delivering … Continued

How Do You Know If You Have Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease, is a condition characterized by uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them. It usually occurs in the late afternoon or evening hours while sitting or lying down and generally worsens with age. RLS affects approximately 10% of U.S. adults and is … Continued

Veins Behind Knees: What to Do When This Happens

Do you struggle with painful, bulging, ropy varicose veins in your upper thighs, calves or behind your knees? Varicose veins commonly occur in these areas because the veins are superficial, which means they lie just beneath the surface of the skin. When it comes to veins behind the knees, make sure to consult with an … Continued

What Vitamins Are Good for Varicose Veins?

Making good nutritional choices can go a long way in supporting many aspects of your health, including your vein health. Yes, making changes in your diet takes some work. But once you learn what foods contain the nutrients to help strengthen your vein walls and keep blood pumping effectively, you’ll want to eat more of … Continued

What Happens When Varicose Veins Burst?

Nearly half of the U.S. population suffers from venous disease; an improper functioning of the vein valves in the leg. This disease can lead to painful, swollen, bulging, ropy varicose veins and skin changes if left untreated. Veins in this weakened condition are more prone to bleeding if they experience even minimal trauma, like brushing … Continued

How Are Varicose Veins Treated?

Varicose veins are a result of weakened or nonfunctioning vein valves. When the venous valves fail, blood moves downward towards the feet (reflux), which results in excess pressure. This pressure causes large, twisted veins to appear near the surface of your skin, which also leads to the feeling of pain and discomfort. While many people … Continued

How to Manage the Discomfort of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins affect about one in four U.S. adults—approximately 22 million women and 11 million men between the ages of 40 and 80. Unfortunately, nearly 50 percent of those struggling with ropy, bulging, painful veins are genetically predisposed due to family history. If you or a loved one is struggling with the pain and discomfort … Continued

How Do You Get Varicose Veins?

Approximately half of the U.S. population suffers from painful varicose veins. Varicose veins occur when the valves inside a vein become damaged, causing blood to flow backward, and pool inside the vein. How do varicose veins occur? There are many factors that increase a person’s risk for developing varicose veins, including: AgeWith age, your risk … Continued