Sclerotherapy is considered the gold standard for treating most varicose veins as well as unwanted, cosmetically unattractive spider and reticular veins. Reticular veins are smaller than varicose veins but larger than spider veins and appear flatter and less twisted. Approximately 20% of all adults will get varicose veins at some point in their lives, and … Continued
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Approximately 40% of pregnant women will experience some level of varicose veins in the legs during and after pregnancy. Why does this happen, and do they go away after pregnancy? During pregnancy, women experience several hormonal changes that can significantly affect the health of their veins. For example, blood volume increases 40-50% above pre-pregnancy levels, … Continued
The most important function of our blood is to deliver oxygen from our lungs to the farthest parts of our body while removing carbon dioxide and other waste products. When your circulatory system is functioning properly, the arteries are bringing nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood away from the heart to the cells of the body, and the … Continued
Spider veins are small, thin veins that typically appear on the surface of the skin along the legs, arms or face. Like varicose veins, spider veins are caused by weakened or damaged valves in the veins. Unlike varicose veins, spider veins are often harmless but can cause discomfort in some cases. While spider veins are … Continued
A blood clot is a clump of blood that changes from a liquid to a semisolid or gel-like state. While clotting is an important function of the body and can prevent you from losing too much blood following an injury, internal clotting can cause severe health complications. Blood clots can form inside any blood vessel … Continued
When you look down at your legs, do you see bulging, blue or ropy veins under the surface of your skin? Those are varicose veins, and they’re caused by leaky valves and weakened walls of the veins. A common varicose vein myth is they’re just a cosmetic issue, and though it may be the case … Continued
If someone in your family has varicose veins, are you destined to get them as well? Maybe, but it depends. There is at least one definite sign that varicose veins may be hereditary: If you have one parent with varicose veins, your risk of developing them goes up by 40 percent. If both your parents … Continued
Summer is almost here, and that means shorts season. Are your legs ready? Are you ready? If you’re struggling with unsightly, ropy or painful varicose veins, Carolina Vein Specialists can help. We offer a number of safe, noninvasive procedures to remove varicose veins so you can love your legs again. Advanced treatment options for varicose … Continued
Varicose Veins versus Spider Veins As far as vascular conditions go, varicose veins and spider veins are two of the most frequently experienced. Because they’re so common, sometimes they are often referred to interchangeably. Even though they do represent some of the most common problems with veins, both have aspects that make them unique, and … Continued
If you’re looking for safe, leading-edge treatments for your varicose veins or spider veins, contact the highly skilled physicians and medical professionals at Carolina Vein Specialists (CVS). We offer the most advanced technology and options for treatment in the North Carolina Triad. Varicose veins are one of the most common conditions of venous disease in … Continued