Varicose veins are painful, gnarled, enlarged veins that most commonly appear on the legs and feet. They occur when the valves inside the vein are too weak or damaged to push blood back to the heart. As a result, blood flows backward (reflux), pools inside the vein and causes it to swell. Varithena® and VenaSealTM … Continued
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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a type of vein disease that occurs when a blood clot forms in the deep, larger veins of the legs as a result of slow moving blood. Clots that form in an artery or vein can be life threatening and require urgent medical evaluation as they can lead to heart … Continued
Compression therapy plays an important role in the treatment of varicose vein disease. It’s a safe and effective way to increase blood flow in the lower extremities without surgery. It may also help alleviate pain and loosen constriction between the vein walls. Depending on your unique situation your doctor may recommend compression therapy of between … Continued
Typically, most people seeking treatment for varicose veins will find the evaluation of the vein problem is covered by insurance as well as the vein treatment itself. In most cases, Medicare as well as many other insurance carriers cover varicose veins that cause pain or discomfort. Vein treatment costs and insurance coverage Before insurance companies … Continued
Though spider veins are often considered a cosmetic issue, they can sometimes cause pain or discomfort. For this reason, many people decide to have them removed using a minimally invasive medical procedure called sclerotherapy. How does sclerotherapy work? Sclerotherapy, or more specifically surface sclerotherapy, is an outpatient procedure that’s performed by injecting a special FDA-approved … Continued
Spider veins are small, flat, damaged veins located just beneath the surface of the skin. While they are not typically painful or harmful, they can sometimes cause stinging, burning or aching. These unsightly spider veins can be blue, purple or red and may appear in the form of thin lines, webs or branches. They are … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued