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5 Common Myths About Varicose Veins

November 14, 2019 • Our Blog • varicose veinsVein Specialist
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Don’t let these common misconceptions prevent you from seeking treatment for uncomfortable varicose veins. Like many medical conditions, varicose veins are the subject of a variety of deceptive myths. Unfortunately, these misconceptions often prevent people from getting the therapy they need to eliminate their painful, protruding veins. The truth is, you don’t have to suffer the discomfort of varicose veins when there are a number of effective treatment options available. A vein specialist can help determine the right therapy for you, as well as recommend lifestyle changes to ease your sympt...

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How to Treat Prominent Foot Veins

October 15, 2019 • Our Blog • vein treatment
Prominent foot veins

Spider veins or varicose veins on the feet may make you reluctant to wear sandals. But with some minimally invasive treatments, you can show off your feet again. Varicose veins and spider veins don’t only crop up on the legs and thighs: these uncomfortable veins can appear on the feet as well. For the 23 percent of the U.S. population that has varicose veins and the 80 percent of men and women with spider veins, these conditions rank as primarily cosmetic concerns. Patients may avoid wearing sandals or shoes that show off the feet because of the appearance of prominent vein...

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Are Alternative Home Treatments for Varicose and Spider Veins Ever Effective?

June 27, 2019 • Our Blog • Blog

To counteract the discomfort and unsightly appearance of varicose veins and spider veins, many people turn to dubious at-home remedies. While these methods may or may not provide temporary relief from pain and swelling, they are never a permanent cure for venous insufficiency.Such treatments attempt to alleviate the outward signs of varicose veins — swelling, throbbing, and a feeling of heaviness in the legs. However, they don’t fix the underlying cause of varicose veins, which is a defective valve in the leg that cannot pump blood from the extremities to the heart. When the valves don’t work properly, blood collects in the deep ...

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Exercises to Avoid If You Have Varicose Veins

May 12, 2019 • Our Blog • Blog

  If you have varicose veins or are concerned you may be at risk of the condition, you’ve probably been told to exercise. It’s good advice. Exercise supports healthy circulation and helps you shed extra pounds. Since being overweight is a risk factor for varicose veins, maintaining a proper weight may prevent the onset of varicose veins or at the very least lessen the discomfort of having bulging, twisted veins along your legs. Yet not all exercises are created equal when it comes to varicose veins. Given the underlying cause of varicose veins, some workouts may aggravate compromised ve...

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