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
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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
If you’re over the age of 65 with twisted or bulging veins in your legs, you might be curious to find out whether Medicare covers varicose vein treatments. The risk of varicose veins increases with age. Aging causes normal wear and tear on the valves inside your veins that help regulate blood flow. Over time, … Continued
While vein treatments can be performed at any time throughout the year, many people choose to get their veins treated during the fall or winter. The reason for this is that many of the recommended post-procedure practices involve covering the treated area and avoiding sun exposure. Benefits of vein treatment in cooler weather Treating varicose … Continued
Poor circulation is a common problem caused by many conditions, like peripheral artery disease (PAD), diabetes, obesity, smoking and Raynaud’s disease. Low blood flow can lead to pain, muscle cramps, numbness, digestive issues and a feeling of coldness in the hands and feet. Circulatory issues are often treated with medication, but eating certain foods can … Continued