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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 the same great results of its predecessor, the still greatly advanced ClariVein®. So which treatment is right for you?

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 commonly misdiagnosed as insomnia, or other neurological, muscular or orthopedic conditions.

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 experienced vein specialist first. It’s important that a vein specialist thoroughly evaluate your problem veins behind the knee, as these types of issues typically develop due to an underlying problem that needs to be addressed first.

VenaSeal™: The Latest Innovative Treatment Option for Vein Disease in the Triad Area

The VenaSeal Closure System is the only procedure that uses adhesive agents to treat abnormal veins—and it’s the only one that doesn’t cause pain or swelling.

Most vein treatment options involve a sclerosant that acts as an irritant within the vein(s). The solution is injected directly into the vein, which inflames the lining of the blood vessel and causes it to collapse.

How to Reduce the Risk of Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a very exciting time in a woman’s life, but it can also come with its fair share of aches and pains. Not only does the added weight of pregnancy put pressure on your joints and nerves, it can also affect your veins. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases 30 to 50 percent while the rate at which blood flows from your legs to your pelvis decreases. This change puts added stress on your veins and may lead to varicose veins.

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 up against something with a sharp edge, or scrubbing too hard in the shower.

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.

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 associated with varicose veins, it’s important to seek medical treatment from a vein care specialist.

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: