Varithena® Treatment: How It Works

More than 40 million people in the United States suffer from painful, ropy, bulging varicose veins. Varicose veins occur when the valves inside a vein become weakened or damaged. This causes blood to flow backward and pool inside the vein, which causes swelling. Varithena® is a sterile injectable foam used to treat varicose veins in … Continued

What Causes Spider Veins?

Spider veins are small, red or purple veins that can appear on your legs. They are called spider veins because they resemble spider webs. Spider veins are, for the most part, considered a cosmetic issue and can be easily removed through a minimally invasive procedure called sclerotherapy. However, if you notice dense clusters of spider … Continued

Why Do Leg Veins Pop Out?

There are many reasons why the veins in your legs may seem to ‘pop out’. You’re more likely to notice it when the veins are closer to the skin. Large, twisting, bulging veins are called varicose veins and indicate an underlying valve problem. Vein valves are flaps inside your veins that help prevent your blood … Continued

Why Are Varicose Veins Common in Athletes?

Athletes train hard, eat well, stay hydrated and maintain a healthy weight. It doesn’t seem fair that they might develop varicose veins. Varicose veins typically occur due to weakened valves or increased blood pressure in the veins. They’re also often a result of prolonged sitting or standing¬—but they can affect anyone. For athletes however, bulging, … Continued

What to Look for When Looking for A Vein Clinic

Although most vein treatments today are minimally invasive (performed in an office setting with local anesthesia), and require no downtime for most people, not all vein care is equal. And certainly, all vein clinics are not alike. To achieve the best possible outcome for the procedure you want or need, you must choose your vein … Continued

Signs and Symptoms of Venous Insufficiency

Although many people consider varicose veins and spider veins a cosmetic problem, they can be signs of another, more serious condition. Venous insufficiency, or vein disease, occurs when the valves inside the veins fail, which hinders the circulation of blood from the limbs back to the heart. Blood pools in the veins, causing what most … Continued

Phlebitis Treatment Care: What You Should Know

Phlebitis (pronounced “flee-bite-us”) has nothing to do with pests, and everything to do with inflammation of the veins. It can be caused by damage to a blood vessel wall, impaired blood flow in the vein, abnormalities in coagulation, or result from complications of a medical or surgical procedure. The common symptoms of phlebitis include pain, … Continued