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EVLT: Recovery Time & Alternative Options

EVLT, or endovenous laser ablation, is a minimally invasive, ultrasound-guided technique used to treat varicose veins. During the procedure, laser energy is guided through a tiny fiber to the inside of a diseased vein wall. The laser energy causes the vein to closeand restores proper circulation. Twisted, bulging varicose veins disappear within a few weeks of treatment.

Blue Veins: What the Color of Your Veins Says About Your Health

 

If blood is red, why are veins blue? The answer depends on a number of things, including how your eyes perceive color, how light behaves when it contacts your body, and the special properties of blood.If you have pale skin it’s not uncommon to see blue veins traveling across your arms, neck, chest and legs. In fact, visible veins that show through the skin’s surface are just a part of life. 

But if you have big, blue, bulging veins you have varicose veins—and a red flag for vein health. 

Burst Vein in Leg: Causes & Treatments

Veins can burst for many reasons, but this usually occurs when a varicose vein is injured. Varicose veins are blue, ropy, bulging veins commonly found in the legs and feet. If the skin is not broken at the time of the trauma, there will be some bruising. If the skin is broken, however, there can be blood loss. 

Varicose Vein Removal in North Carolina: How to Choose a Doctor

Finding the right doctor to treat your varicose veins can be overwhelming. As you begin your search, you will discover dermatologists, internists, interventional radiologists, surgeons, and other specialists can treat veins. But how do you find the right doctor for your unique needs?

Five tips for choosing a vein care specialist

Here are five important factors to consider when choosing a vein care physician:

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.