Do you find our website to be helpful?
Yes   No

Blog Archive

How to Support Vein Health During Summer Heatwaves May 11th, 2020

This year we can anticipate a hotter-than-average summer throughout most of the U.S. according to the weather experts. Unfortunately, these high summer temperatures can cause your veins to dilate, placing stress on the veins’ valves and increasing swelling and discomfort. However, here are some beneficial things you can do to...

How to Choose the Right Varicose Vein Treatment May 11th, 2020

If you are suffering from varicose veins, a specialist vein doctor can help you choose the varicose vein treatment that will be most beneficial for you and for your situation. Today, treatment is available by much less invasive procedures than in previous years, and can generally be treated on an...

Veins and Arteries – What’s the Difference? May 11th, 2020

Although human anatomy may be a fascinating area to study, not everyone needs or wants to learn the total structure and function of the human body in order to understand more about their varicose veins. However, it may be helpful to have some understanding of the difference between veins and...

Varicose Vein Stripping Treatment vs. Sclerotherapy May 11th, 2020

Normally, the valves in the veins ensure that blood flows up toward the heart. When these valves don’t function properly, blood can slide backward. This condition, known as chronic venous insufficiency, can cause blood to pool in the legs and may result in pain, swelling, cramps, varicose veins, skin changes,...

Important Tips for Men with Varicose Veins Apr 6th, 2020

At some point in their lives, nearly half of all men will experience varicose veins or spider veins. Varicose veins appear primarily on the legs and feet. They often look twisted or bulging, are blueish in color and appear near the surface of the skin. Spider veins are named for...

What Active People and Athletes Should Know About Blood Clots Mar 30th, 2020

A blood clot is a clump of blood that has turned into a solid state. When a blood clot forms in a vein located deep inside the body, it is known as deep vein thrombosis or DVT. These kinds of clots typically form in the leg, but can also develop...

Can Creams and Home Remedies Treat Varicose Veins on the Face? Feb 10th, 2020

It is estimated that at some point, over half of the population will be affected by varicose veins on the face. Although varicose veins can occur any place on the body, they often appear on the face. Varicose veins on the face are also known as spider veins due to...

What are the Most Likely Causes of Leg Ulcers? Feb 10th, 2020

Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition in which blood doesn’t flow up normally through the veins in the legs toward the heart. Blood begins to pool and veins swell as the pressure inside increases, often causing inflammation and redness, which can advance to brown discoloration and leg ulcers. Those who...

How Moving More at Work Helps Prevent Spider Veins Jan 29th, 2020

Spider veins are a network of branched, red, blue or purple capillaries that appear close to the surface of the skin and resemble a spider’s web. They can occur anywhere on the body, but often appear on the face, hands or legs. Spider veins in the legs can cause swelling,...

Everything You Should Know About May-Thurner Syndrome Jan 29th, 2020

May-Thurner syndrome is an anatomical variant where the right iliac artery overlies and compresses the left iliac vein against the lumbar spine. The left iliac vein is the main vein in the left leg that carries blood to the heart. The right iliac artery is the main artery in the...

How to Prepare for Traveling When You Have Varicose Veins Jan 20th, 2020

The problem with most forms of travel is that there are typically extended periods of standing and sitting. Maintaining a static position for prolonged periods of time reduces the blood flow in the body, often increasing symptoms, which may also increase the chances of clotting. However, we recommend these steps...

The Difference Between Spider Veins and Varicose Veins Jan 1st, 2020

While spider veins and varicose veins are often grouped together, they are actually two separate conditions. Neither spider veins nor varicose veins typically represent a serious health concern, but their appearance may be distressing or uncomfortable for some. To find expert treatment for spider veins or varicose veins, visit Goldman Vein...

Compression Stockings: Do They Work? Jan 1st, 2020

Compression stockings are used to increase blood flow in the legs and feet. They come in a variety of styles including: below the knee, thigh-highs, thigh-high with a waist attachment, and tights. Additionally, they come in various strengths for compression ranging from moderate to severe and extra firm. There are...

Veins and Arteries – What’s the Difference? (1) Jan 1st, 2020

As part of the blood circulatory system, veins and arteries are connected to each other. Arteries transport oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body and veins return deoxygenated blood back to the heart again. In addition to performing different functions, veins and arteries are also have...

The Effects of Traveling on Your Varicose Veins – and What to Do Jan 1st, 2020

Whether contemplating a vacation or when traveling for business, many people are concerned about the effects of traveling on their varicose veins or spider veins. The problem with most forms of travel including flying, taking a train, or driving is that there are typically extended periods of standing and sitting....

Wellington Vein Clinic Answers Your Questions about Leg Pain & Swelling Jan 1st, 2020

Have you noticed that your legs are aching a lot more than usual? Perhaps you have identified swelling in your legs, and particularly in the ankle area? If so, there is no doubt that you are feeling concerned that there may be a problem brewing below the surface. If that...

How to Treat Varicose Veins on the Face Jan 1st, 2020

Reddish or purple facial veins are commonly found around the nose, cheeks or around the eye area and are often referred to as capillary or broken veins. These veins are found close to the surface of the skin and resemble spider webs, which may look unsightly and can occur due...

Recovery Time for Varicose Vein Treatment Jan 1st, 2020

Varicose veins, or abnormal veins with weak valves, appear visibly on the calves, thighs and the inside skin on the leg and can cause aching, throbbing or cramping in the legs. They can appear as thick ropes under the skin or as red, blue or purple discolorations. Learn more about...

Disputing Common Myths About Varicose Veins Jan 1st, 2020

Are you ready to learn the truth about varicose veins? The expert vein doctors at Goldman Vein Institute in Florida have compiled a list of common myths about varicose veins, and are here to tell you the truth behind each one. Myth: Only Older Women Can Develop Varicose Veins Varicose veins...

Find Relief from Spider Veins Jan 1st, 2020

A family member gave you a beautiful new dress for the holidays, and you can’t wait to wear it; but, the spider veins on your legs are making you think twice about abandoning your faithful blue jeans. If this scenario sounds familiar, you are not alone. Spider veins make many women embarrassed...

Tips for Preventing Spider Veins Jan 1st, 2020

Spider veins are a common condition that can develop in both men and women. Although they are often thought of as a cosmetic concern, spider veins can be accompanied by uncomfortable symptoms, such as itching or burning around the affected area. Although some people are genetically predisposed to the development...

About Phlebology and Vein Disease Jan 1st, 2020

Passion in the Veins Double board certified vein doctor, Dr. Alex Goldman, explains how vein disease left aesthetics and became phlebology. Bulging varicose veins and unsightly spider veins are more than a cosmetic problem; they could be indicators of serious health issues. Dr. Alex Goldman, from the Goldman Vein Institute,...

Compression Stocking Treatments for Leg Ulcers Jan 1st, 2020

Venous stasis ulcers are commonly called leg ulcers. They develop in areas where blood pools and swelling interferes with the movement of oxygen and nutrients through the tissues. They generally appear just above the ankle on the inside of the leg and can be very painful. Typically, a red, irritated...

What is Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation? Jan 1st, 2020

Over half of the population will be affected by the small reddish or purple facial veins that are sometimes referred to as capillary veins or broken veins. Facial varicose veins are often found around the nose and cheeks, and like other types of vein issues, have several common causes. Sun...

Tips for Pregnant Women to Keep Veins Healthy! Jan 1st, 2020

Varicose veins and smaller spider veins are a common part of pregnancy for some women. During pregnancy, many women develop varicose veins or discover that existing ones have become worse. They may or may not cause symptoms, such as making legs feel painful, achy, heavy, throbbing or itchy, especially after...

Why Women Are More Likely to Have Varicose Veins Jan 1st, 2020

Women are more at risk for developing varicose veins and are also more likely to develop the problems associated with them. Studies indicate that this is likely due to higher levels of the hormone progesterone that are produced by women than men, especially during pregnancy. Progesterone causes blood vessel walls...

Can Standing Desks Improve Leg Health? Jan 1st, 2020

Like so many areas in life, it appears that when it comes to leg health, moderation, balance and variety are key. When it comes to your leg health, you can certainly have too much of a good thing whether it comes to sitting down or standing for too long. Recent...

Can Varicose Vein Treatment Cure Restless Leg Syndrome? Jan 1st, 2020

It is estimated that around ten percent of the population suffers from restless leg syndrome (RLS) per year in the U.S. It can affect anyone, regardless of age, although women are more likely to experience RLS than men, and it’s more common in middle-aged women or older. In fact, nearly...

September is National Vascular Disease Awareness Month! Jan 1st, 2020

National Vascular Disease Awareness Month brings attention to one of the major causes of disability and death. Vascular disease and its associated conditions such as peripheral artery disease, chronic venous insufficiency, blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, and varicose veins are both major and growing health concerns. Vascular disease is any abnormal...

Is Surgery the Only Option for Varicose Veins? Jan 1st, 2020

Traditionally, highly invasive varicose vein surgery was the only remedy available for varicose vein removal or for the removal of smaller spider veins. Varicose veins were physically removed by a surgeon, typically through a number of incisions, and requiring a lengthy recovery time. This treatment was usually reserved for very...

Early Intervention is Key to Quick Recovery from Leg Ulcers Jan 1st, 2020

Leg ulcers affect about one in every thousand people at some point their lives, and double that many by the time they are in their eighties, as the risk of venous stasis ulcers rises with age. They are linked to a family history of varicose veins, an inactive lifestyle, or...

Jupiter Vein Clinic: The Causes of Bleeding Legs Jan 1st, 2020

If you notice bleeding from your legs, your first reaction is likely to be panic. What is causing it? What do you need to do about it? Can the condition be treated? The Goldman Vein Institute, your vein clinic in Jupiter, answers your most commonly asked questions below in an...

Can Compression Stockings Help with Varicose Veins? Jan 1st, 2020

Compression stockings work by applying pressure to the veins in the feet and legs to help improve blood flow and make the valves in these veins work more efficiently. They are typically tightest at the foot and gradually loosen as they rise up the leg. Compression stockings do help some...

Spider Vein Treatments – A Guide to Your Sclerotherapy Recovery Jan 1st, 2020

Spider veins are those groups of small blue, red, or purple blood vessels that occur close to the skin’s surface. They often resemble a spider’s web and although they can develop anywhere on the body, they commonly appear on the face or legs. Although these veins may or may not...

What is the Best Age for Varicose Vein Removal? Jan 1st, 2020

Varicose veins and their associated complications can lead to chronic pain, disability, diminished health-related quality of life, reduction of working days, premature retirement, and even the loss of limb or life. Varicose veins or smaller spider veins are common in both men and women, and they often occur in older...

Do Compression Stockings Help Stop Varicose Veins? Jan 1st, 2020

Compression stockings may temporarily reduce the discomfort and skin damage effects of varicose veins or spider veins. The pressure that these stockings provide can help prevent swelling, and promote better circulation. However, they are effective only temporarily, are typically quite difficult to put on, and must worn at all times...

Iliac Vein Obstruction: Here’s What You Need to Know Jan 1st, 2020

The pelvic veins include the external, internal, and common iliac veins, which flow into the inferior vena cava. Blockage or narrowing of the Iliac vein or inferior vena cava vein prevents blood flow from leaving one or both legs, as these are the main exits for blood to return to...

Weight Gain and Varicose Veins Jan 1st, 2020

People who are overweight are no strangers to venous conditions like varicose veins. Varicose veins develop under the surface of the skin and appear swollen, overfilled, and bulging. They can be caused by a number of reasons, including gaining weight. Even pregnant women may develop this condition due to the weight...

3 Tips to Improve Blood Circulation This Summer Jan 1st, 2020

The warm weather is finally here and summer is just around the corner. Summer is often accompanied by the need to show off legs and arms in swimsuits and weather-appropriate clothing. If you suffer from poor circulation, you may have venous conditions or leg swelling. Don’t let these conditions stop...

Senior Health Tips for Treating and Preventing Leg Ulcers Jan 1st, 2020

Venous stasis ulcers affect many older adults who suffer from poor circulation, and those with varicose veins have a higher risk of developing them. For those who have varicose veins, leg ulcers can develop after even minor injuries, due to the consistently high pressure in the veins of the legs...

Tips for Helping Athletes Avoid Getting Varicose Veins Jan 1st, 2020

Varicose veins and smaller spider veins can affect even elite athletes. Physically active people typically spend a great deal of time on their feet, which can place continued strain on the veins of the lower legs. Additionally, some forms of exercise require the legs to support heavy weight over sustained...

How to Maximize the Results of Your Varicose Veins Treatment Jan 1st, 2020

There’s no reason to suffer with unsightly, painful varicose veins and their associated risks any more. Modern laser surgery for varicose veins has revolutionized varicose veins treatment with two highly effective treatment options, endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy. However, there are several ways to boost the results of these treatments...

What are the Most Popular Reasons for Undergoing Varicose Vein Removal? Jan 1st, 2020

Varicose veins and spider veins are commonly found in adult women and men. These abnormally enlarged vessels, are sometimes mistakenly considered to be only a cosmetic concern, however even when asymptomatic, they indicate a higher risk of circulatory problems. Yet many people experience pain or discomfort, swelling, itching, burning, leg...

How Winter Weather Affects Vein Health Jan 1st, 2020

There are many factors that can affect vein health and the weather is certainly one of them. Changes in temperature go hand in hand with changes in atmospheric pressure. Spider veins and varicose veins can result from excess pressure on veins, and increases in atmospheric force can create further stress...

Exercise and Varicose Veins Jan 1st, 2020

Varicose veins are the bulging, enlarged veins most often seen on the legs. Aside from cosmetic concerns, vein disease is chronic and progressive. Without varicose veins treatment, the symptoms and health risks worsen, often affecting the daily quality of life. However, exercise can help to prevent or minimize the symptoms...

Tips to Keep Your Veins Healthy This Winter Jan 1st, 2020

Some people eagerly await the cold weather, while others dread the dropping temperatures, and all that goes with it. This year, winter begins on December 21st with the solstice. In fact, the word solstice comes from the Latin words sol, meaning sun, and sistere, to stand still. Although the word...

Reasons Not to Ignore Your Leg Pain Jan 1st, 2020

Many people experience leg pain as a result of their varicose veins, which may appear as swollen, bulging, and gnarled, or they may be internal without visible external indications. However, in either case, painful symptoms can include a feeling of heaviness or achiness in the legs, burning, throbbing, swelling, itchiness,...

The Symptoms and Treatment of Restless Leg Syndrome Jan 1st, 2020

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is characterized by uncontrollable urges to move the legs and may also include itching, burning and tingling sensations. The symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome are generally worse when lying down, are relieved by movement or walking, and sufferers may have trouble falling or staying asleep. Another...

Why More and More Men Are Choosing Varicose Vein Surgery Jan 1st, 2020

It is estimated that approximately half of all men will experience varicose veins at some point in their lives. Varicose veins are not a condition that only women suffer from, nor are they simply a cosmetic issue. They can cause significant pain or discomfort and lead to many other complications,...

Don’t Ignore These Symptoms of Vein Disease Jan 1st, 2020

In the U.S. one-third of those over the age of 45 have some sort of vein disease. The early symptoms of vein disease may seem inconsequential, but they can develop into more serious risks or even become life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated. Being aware of the symptoms of vein...

Tips for Boosting Your Body’s Circulation Jan 1st, 2020

When blood circulates through your veins and arteries, it carries oxygenated blood away from the heart throughout the body, then returns deoxygenated blood back to the heart. Therefore, boosting your body’s circulation increases the supply of oxygen to the brain and other organs, promotes healthier skin and helps new cell...

Treating Chest Veins with Sclerotherapy Jan 1st, 2020

Sclerotherapy is an in-office procedure used to treat unsightly vein issues like spider veins on the chest, legs, hands, and face. This therapy can assist patients who are experiencing aching, pain, itching, burning, throbbing, and swelling. Although a relatively new procedure, the experienced doctors at the Goldman Vein Institute are industry leaders for...

What are the Possible Side Effects or Complications from Endovenous Laser Treatment? Jan 1st, 2020

Endovenous laser ablation treatment is a remarkably safe, effective, and virtually painless procedure for the treatment of varicose vein and spider veins. As with any procedure, there can be side effects or complications, so it is imperative to have the procedure performed by a highly qualified specialist vein doctor. Because...

The Causes, Treatment, and Prevention of Painful Leg Ulcers Jan 1st, 2020

Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition in which blood doesn’t flow up normally through the veins in the legs toward the heart. Sometimes, people with untreated venous insufficiency develop open sores, which are called venous stasis ulcers. These painful leg ulcers develop in areas where blood pools and swelling interferes...

Can Yoga Help Prevent or Treat Spider Veins? Jan 1st, 2020

Yoga combines both stretching and muscle strengthening that can improve circulation and muscle tone, and which may reduce the risk of developing spider veins or help keep them from becoming more chronic. However, certain poses are better than others for those who have spider veins or for those who are...

Minimally Invasive Treatments for Leg Veins Jan 1st, 2020

Leg veins can be unsightly and embarrassing, especially when living in South Florida. No one should have to hide under layers of clothes and cover up in our beautiful climate. In addition to superficial issues, leg veins can be extremely painful. At Goldman Vein Institute, we value your comfort and desire...

Why It’s Important to Visit a Leg Vein Doctor Jan 1st, 2020

Do you suffer from discomfort or pain in your legs? People often live with venous disorders without ever visiting a vein doctor or specialist. Visiting the leg vein doctors at Goldman Vein Institute in Florida can provide treatment and relief from painful venous disorders and symptoms. Reasons to Visit a...

Men Can Develop Varicose Veins, Too! Jan 1st, 2020

Read more about varicose veins and how they affect men Most people believe that only women have to deal with varicose veins, but the truth is that men can develop varicose veins just as easily as women. Although women more commonly develop varicose veins due to pregnancy and birth control...

Why You Should Visit a Vein Doctor Jan 1st, 2020

Whether you suffer from unsightly spider veins, or uncomfortable varicose veins, a visit to a vein specialist can help you get back on your feet and feeling better than ever. At the Goldman Vein Institute, we specialize in the treatment and prevention of vein conditions, including spider veins, varicose veins,...

Does Alcohol Impact Vein Health? We Ask a Varicose Vein Specialist Jan 1st, 2020

Studies show that there may be a number of positive health benefits for those who drink alcohol in moderation. Moderate alcohol consumption is defined as having up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men on any single day, not as an...

7 Tips for Leg Health During the Winter Holiday Season Jan 1st, 2020

Cold winter weather and the busy holiday season can be challenging for your leg health, since prolonged standing and excessive sitting are both factors associated with an increased risk for spider veins. Inactivity causes increased pressure on the veins in the legs. During the colder months, many people prefer to stay...

Can Yoga Help with Leg Pain and Varicose Veins? Jan 1st, 2020

Although exercise should always be part of a healthy lifestyle, leg pain from varicose veins can make exercise difficult. Also, it is important to be careful not to overdo when you have varicose veins, as strenuous activities can put too much strain on the legs. Yoga combines both stretching and...

The Latest and Most Effective Vein Disease Treatments Jan 1st, 2020

The majority of people with varicose veins seek treatment due to their symptoms rather than for only cosmetic reasons. These symptoms often include swelling, aching, throbbing, fatigue, and tenderness among others. Varicose veins are a manifestation of chronic venous insufficiency, which can further progress to leg pain, leg edema, varicose...

The Early Warning Signs of Venous Leg Ulcers Jan 1st, 2020

There are more than 200,000 reported cases per year, and the risk of leg ulcers rises with age. They are linked to a family history of varicose veins, an inactive lifestyle, and to jobs that require prolonged hours of standing. In fact, leg ulcers affect will affect about 20 in...

The Impact of Stress on Your Leg Health Jan 1st, 2020

Although stress may be the body’s natural defense when facing danger or difficulties, chronic stress can put you at risk for a number of both psychological and physical health issues. Chronic stress is emotional pressure suffered over a prolonged period of time. Chronic or extreme stress can cause high levels...

How to Protect Yourself from Leg Pain at Work Jan 1st, 2020

For many people, a large portion of the day is spent at work, and over a lifetime, your job can make a huge impact on your quality of life. If you have a job where you spend most of your time either standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time,...

The Link Between Heart Health and Leg Vein Health Jan 1st, 2020

Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the feet, while veins return the blood from the feet back up to the heart. Normally, one-way valves inside the veins prevent blood from flowing backward, but if the valves become deformed, they don’t close properly. Blood flows backward, pools, and enlarges...

Weight Loss and Vein Disease Treatments Jan 1st, 2020

Weight that is higher than what is considered a healthy weight for a given height is considered overweight or obese. One recent study indicated that around forty percent of adults aged twenty and older in the United States are obese. Further, some suggest that around seventy-five percent of the American...

Skin Discoloration – A Sign of Vein Disease Jan 1st, 2020

Varicose veins occur when the veins in the legs are not effectively returning blood back up to the heart. Blood can begin to pool and the veins swell as the pressure inside increases. This often causes inflammation and redness, which can advance to a brown skin discoloration, known as hyperpigmentation....

Is Varicose Vein Treatment a Permanent Cure? Jan 1st, 2020

Today’s varicose veins treatments are highly advanced and successful at being permanent. However, although the treatment for varicose veins may be permanent, new veins can and may appear later and require touchups. There are a couple of highly effective and minimally invasive treatments available to eliminate varicose veins and spider...

What to Do When the Summer Heat Makes Your Spider Veins Hurt Jan 1st, 2020

Spider veins are the dilated blood vessels that appear typically with a branching pattern just beneath the surface of the skin. They’re often progressive and usually increase in number and visibility with age and may be visible on the legs, face, hands, neck, or chest. Spider veins can cause both...

Say Goodbye to Long Pants and Skirts This Summer! Jan 1st, 2020

During the summer you want to be able to go bare-legged, putting on a pair of shorts, swimwear, or skirt without worrying about unsightly, discolored spider veins. Spider veins are a common problem and can often appear or worsen during the summer months due to the heat. Blood vessels are...

Can Vitamins Help Prevent or Treat Varicose Veins? Jan 1st, 2020

One key to good vein health is consuming a well-balanced nutritious diet. A reduced-salt diet that is rich in whole, high-fiber foods along with plenty of water can help to give the body the nutrients it needs, improve circulation, and reduce constipation. Certain vitamins appear to be especially beneficial to...

Don’t Let Varicose Vein Pain Stop You from Achieving Your Exercise Goals Jan 1st, 2020

Studies indicate that the major effects of varicose veins are on the functional aspects of the quality of people’s lives. Those who have varicose veins or spider veins may suffer from many painful symptoms including heavy or aching legs, swelling, night cramps, heat or burning sensation, restless legs, throbbing, itching...

Laser Treatment is a Safe, Effective Answer to Facial Varicose Veins Jan 1st, 2020

Varicose veins can occur any place on the body, but commonly appear on the face. Varicose veins on the face are also known as spider veins due to their resemblance to a spider’s web. These dilated red, purple, or blue capillaries that are often found around the eyes, cheeks, chin,...

Varicose Veins and Men – More Common Than You Think Jan 1st, 2020

About fifty percent of all men will experience varicose veins at some point in their lives. Varicose veins are not simply a cosmetic issue nor are they a condition that only women suffer from. These veins can cause significant pain or discomfort and may lead to many other complications, which...

Tips to Help Your Leg Ulcers Heal Well Jan 1st, 2020

When blood doesn’t flow normally up through the veins in the legs toward the heart, the condition is known as chronic venous insufficiency. When left untreated, open sores may develop in areas where blood pools and swelling interferes with the movement of oxygen and nutrients through the tissues.  These sores...

Don’t Make These Mistakes When You’re Choosing Treatment for Varicose Veins Jan 1st, 2020

When your legs have been feeling tired, fatigued, or painful and it’s time to think about treatment for your varicose veins or spider veins, there are some important items to take into consideration. In order to make the best possible choices, you may want to ask some vital questions including...

Pregnancy and Varicose Veins – What You Need to Know Jan 1st, 2020

During pregnancy many changes can occur in a woman’s body, and among those changes, may be the development of varicose veins or the appearance of spider veins. Several factors can contribute to the formation of these varicose or spider veins, including increased pressure on the veins and hormonal changes. Pressure...

Don’t Worry! There are Pain-free Alternatives to Varicose Vein Surgery Jan 1st, 2020

Varicose veins often cause pain, achiness, itching, heaviness, and other discomfort. Yet, some people delay seeking diagnosis and treatment because they are concerned that treating varicose veins may be painful. Every day they suffer needlessly with their symptoms and with the unsightly appearance those varicose veins create for their legs....

Want to Prevent Spider Veins? These Lifestyle Changes Can Help! Jan 1st, 2020

Spider veins are the enlarged red or blue blood vessels that appear close to the skin surface in a web-like or branching pattern. They are frequently seen on the legs or face, but they can appear nearly anywhere on the body. Some of the causes of spider veins include genetics,...

How is Venous Insufficiency Diagnosed and Treated? Jan 1st, 2020

Venous insufficiency is one of the most common conditions that can affect the health of both men and women of all ages. Veins have valves which open and close to help return blood to the heart, but if these valves become damaged the blood can’t be properly returned. Therefore, blood...

Here are the Most Common Causes of Leg Pain Jan 1st, 2020

Your leg pain may be due to varicose veins and its associated vein disease. In fact, it may be surprising just how common varicose veins really are. 1 in 2 people over the age of 50, or approximately 30 million Americans are affected by varicose veins.  Heaviness, throbbing, burning, aching,...

Causes, Treatments and Tips for Facial Varicose Veins Jan 1st, 2020

Spider veins are a milder form of varicose veins that can occur any place on the body, but commonly appear on the face. These unsightly varicose veins on the face, while typically a cosmetic problem, may also be a symptom of the body’s overall health, as they are actually injured...

Facial Veins Can Be Effectively Treated Jan 1st, 2020

It is estimated that at some point, approximately 55% of the population will be affected by the small reddish or purple facial veins that are sometimes referred to as capillary veins or broken veins. These facial veins are often found around the nose and cheeks, and like other types of vein issues,...

Men and Spider Veins – Everything You Need to Know Jan 1st, 2020

Spider veins are dilated blood vessels that appear just beneath the surface of the skin. While they are often a cosmetic concern, these blue, purple, or red web-like collections of vessels can cause discomfort, burning, or itching. Despite the fact that they are most commonly found on the face and...

Critical Times in Your Life When Vein Health is a Priority Jan 1st, 2020

There are people who mistakenly believe that varicose and spider veins are simply a cosmetic issue. However, many others suffer with the leg swelling and pain, heaviness, fatigue, skin changes and other symptoms of varicose and spider veins. In fact, varicose and spider veins are medical conditions that are progressive,...

What is the Most Advanced Varicose Vein Removal Procedure? Jan 1st, 2020

Varicose vein removal is done by varicose vein specialists who treat those suffering from the swollen, enlarged, lumpy or twisted veins found on the legs. When the aching, burning, throbbing, cramping sensations and distorted appearance affect health and happiness, it may be time to consider varicose vein removal surgery. In the past,...

Reasons Why Vein Removal Surgery Isn’t Vain At All Jan 1st, 2020

Unsightly varicose and spider veins may seem to be a cosmetic issue, but instead are typically a sign of chronic venous insufficiency. This medical condition can cause problems far beyond simply making legs look unattractive. Although most people have heard of varicose veins, not everyone understands how they can affect...

Treat Your Health This Christmas with Expert Varicose Vein Removal Jan 1st, 2020

Happiness can be directly related to the level of health that we experience. Yet, many of us are reluctant to treat ourselves to the care we deserve. However, our good health is vital to give us the energy and enthusiasm to perform the activities that provide quality to our lives...

Are You at Risk for Vein Conditions? Jan 1st, 2020

Some people are more at risk for developing vein conditions and are more likely than other people to develop the problems associated with it. These may include varicose veins or spider veins, leg swelling and pain, chronic venous insufficiency, leg skin changes or ulcers, and phlebitis, among others. Some important...

Venous Reflux: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments Jan 1st, 2020

Venous reflux, also known as venous insufficiency, is a progressive vein disease that can cause significant circulatory problems, and that commonly produces varicose veins. In the U.S., approximately 25 million suffer from this condition and about one third suffer from symptoms such as skin changes, edema, varicose veins bleeding, and...

How to Prioritize Vein Health Through Your Workday Jan 1st, 2020

Occupations that require prolonged periods of time spent either standing or sitting are both common causes of varicose veins, and can put those who do it at serious risk for developing them. Although, there may be other contributing factors for developing varicose or spider veins, working in a job that...

Can Compression Therapy Help with Varicose Veins and Vein Health? Jan 1st, 2020

Graduated compression stockings can help people with varicose veins feel more comfortable. Weak vessels are supported and circulation is promoted in an upward motion, minimizing swelling through compression. However, these stockings must be worn while standing, are often difficult to put on, generally lose some of their compression as time...

What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)? Jan 1st, 2020

Chronic venous insufficiency can be both disabling and painful. The condition is typically associated with varicose veins, the twisted and enlarged veins close to the surface of the skin. It generally occurs when leg valves don’t allow blood in the veins to travel back to the heart. These dysfunctional valves...

Varicose Vein Removal the Pain-Free, Scar-Free Way Jan 1st, 2020

Generally, those who seek treatment for their varicose veins or spider veins do so for two reasons. Most hope to improve the appearance of these unsightly veins, in addition to resolving the pain and discomfort, and possible health complications that may result from them. Therefore, it is a natural concern...

Signs That You May Need to See a Vein Specialist Jan 1st, 2020

The first symptoms of venous disease are typically either a network of spider veins or bulging varicose veins just beneath the surface of the skin. A wide variety of additional symptoms can follow unless these veins are treated, which may include swelling, pain or discomfort, legs cramps, itching, heaviness, burning,...

What Everyone Should Know About Vein Disease Jan 1st, 2020

Conditions caused by veins that have become abnormal or diseased may include spider or varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, and their symptoms such as swelling, itching, and pain or discomfort. Spider veins are characteristically small and thread-like, while varicose veins are twisted, thickened and dilated blood vessels. Although varicose veins...

Common Causes Behind Leg Ulcers – And What To Do Jan 1st, 2020

Typically, leg ulcers develop above the ankle, on the inside of the leg and can become painful if not treated by a professional vein expert. These leg ulcers generally take many weeks to heal and are actually classed as non-healing wounds by medical professionals. For this reason they require specialist non-healing wound treatment. The...

5 Questions to Ask When You’re Looking for a Vein Doctor Jan 1st, 2020

When varicose or spider veins are a problem and it’s time to seek advice, you want to consult with a vein doctor who is both caring and competent. If you are looking to find a specialist doctor in the Fort Worth area then topdfwdoctors.com may be of use to you. However, it’s not always easy to...

What is Vein Disease All About? Dec 31st, 2019

One of the most common conditions that can affect the overall health and wellbeing of both men and women of all ages is vein disease. Veins have valves which open and close to help return blood to the heart, but if these valves become damaged the blood can’t be properly...

What Causes Bulging Veins? Dec 31st, 2019

A common cause of bulging veins in legs is varicose or spider veins that appear below the surface of the skin and cause bulgy patches visible. These bulging veins are usually dark purple or blue and may also cause those who suffer from them pain or discomfort. Spider veins are simply the milder version...

What is Venous Insufficiency and How is it Treated? Dec 31st, 2019

Venous insufficiency is a condition that generally occurs when leg valves don’t allow blood in the veins to travel back to the heart. Dysfunctional valves can cause blood in the legs to pool, and varicose veins to form, the twisted and enlarged veins close to the surface of the skin....

Finding Effective Treatment for Venous Leg Ulcers Dec 31st, 2019

Venous leg ulcers account for eighty percent of leg ulcerations as they are often recurrent and can last for years with severe complications. Additionally, because they are often resistant to healing and are prone to recurrence, they can significantly increase the risks for disease or death, and also have a consequential...

Why Do I Need Gradient Compression Stockings? Dec 31st, 2019

Gradient compression stockings that fit properly can temporarily reduce the discomfort and skin damage effects of varicose and spider veins. These stockings achieve this result by providing a controlled amount of pressure that is greatest at the ankle and that gradually decreases as it moves up the leg. This increased pressure...

Healthy Blood Pressure is Key to Healthy Veins Dec 31st, 2019

Varicose veins are a symptom of a serious condition known as chronic venous hypertension or high blood pressure within the veins. Continuously elevated blood pressure in the veins damages the valves in vessels and weakens the vein walls permanently. In addition to the swelling, pain, heaviness, fatigue, and other symptoms...

Vein Disease Treatments Are Also For Men Dec 31st, 2019

Approximately 11 million men are affected by varicose veins that, with the help of vein disease treatments, can make life much easier. In fact, about 40% of all men will develop varicose veins by the age of 65. Varicose veins are unsightly, enlarged, swollen, or twisting veins, which typically appear blue...

How Can Vein Treatments Improve My Quality of Life? Dec 31st, 2019

Some people believe that varicose veins are a cosmetic problem but professional vein treatments can help ease your discomfort. Although they may certainly have an effect on appearance, emotional health, and self-esteem, studies indicate that the major effects of venous disease are on the functional aspects of the quality of people’s lives....

Endovenous Laser Ablation: The Low-risk, High Reward Treatment for Varicose Veins Dec 31st, 2019

Swelling, burning, cramping, throbbing, and aching are some of the symptoms those who have varicose veins may endure. However, the demand for a safe and effective, minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins has resulted in the development of a modern treatment known as endovenous laser ablation. Simply defined, endovenous laser ablation...

Just How Safe is Sclerotherapy? Dec 31st, 2019

The presence of varicose veins can make those who suffer from them want to hide their legs and will need sclerotherapy to treat these veins. However, new technology has revolutionized spider vein treatment. Specialist vein doctors can now treat these veins with a minimally invasive technique called vein sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy pain is...

5 Popular varicose vein myths debunked Dec 31st, 2019

Many people have varicose vein abnormalities in their legs that affect the quality of their lives and force them to depend on pain medication. Although there are some common risk factors that make it more likely one could develop vein disease, there are also many widely held, but false, beliefs regarding the...

What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome? Dec 31st, 2019

Over 10% of the U.S. population is affected by the disorder Restless Leg Syndrome, most commonly in the middle and older age groups. It is characterized by uncontrollable urges to move the legs and may include itching, burning and tingling sensations. Symptoms are generally worse when lying down and are relieved...

Inside the Duplex Ultrasound Examination Process Dec 31st, 2019

Duplex ultrasound is an evaluative test, which uses sound waves to create pictures of the anatomy and the flow of blood through the veins. Additionally, it can make graphs that indicate both the direction and speed of the blood flowing through the vessels. The images and graphs it provides can then...

Inside Phlebology: Helping Your Veins Stay Healthy Dec 31st, 2019

Phlebology involves the diagnosis and treatment of disorders including spider veins, varicose veins, leg ulcers, and other venous problems. A phlebologist is a specialist vein doctor who can perform varicose vein removal, and who can also provide treatment for restless leg syndrome, leg ulcers, leg swelling, leg pain and other problems...

Healthy Lifestyle Changes that Can Help Keep Varicose Veins Away! Dec 31st, 2019

About 33 million people between the ages of 40 and 80 are affected by varicose veins, or about one out of four adults in the U.S. Most commonly the symptoms include achiness, heaviness, throbbing, cramping, and swelling of the legs, in addition to dryness and itchiness of the skin near the...

Understanding Your Spider Vein Treatment Options Dec 31st, 2019

Spider veins are dilated or stretched blood vessels which are close to the skin, generally with a branching pattern, and visible on the legs, face, hands, neck, or chest. They’re often progressive and usually increase in number and visibility with age. These spider veins are unsightly, and can cause multiple...

5 Essential Vein Health Tips for the Summer! Dec 31st, 2019

It’s nearly summer and if you are wondering about how to keep your veins healthy, there are a few important things that you’ll want to know. Here are some of the beneficial things you can do to improve how your legs look and feel. Exercise – Gentle exercise can help...

Did You Know? You Don’t Need Surgery to Remove Varicose Veins Dec 31st, 2019

Often, people suffering from varicose veins are afraid that the only way to treat them is through surgery or complicated medical procedures. Many people have only heard of painful vein stripping surgery, where varicose veins are removed by a surgeon through a number of incisions, and requiring a lengthy recovery time post-operatively....

Traveling? Here’s What You Should Know About DVT Dec 31st, 2019

Whether you’re thinking about traveling for vacation or for business, you may be concerned about the effects of traveling on your varicose veins or spider veins. The problem with most forms of travel including flying, taking a train, or driving is that there are typically extended periods of standing and...

Common Misconceptions about Varicose Veins Dec 31st, 2019

Information is the most powerful force in the world, but misinformation about varicose veins can cause a huge amount of concern. We often take written information we’ve heard as truth and assume that it’s accurate. When it comes to information about varicose veins, a number of misconceptions are commonly held and sometimes...

Important Early Warning Signs of Venous Leg Ulcers Dec 31st, 2019

Leg ulcers symptoms often include a dull ache, tenderness or pain in the legs, swelling, eczema of the surrounding skin, varicose veins, and hyperpigmentation. Early signs of venous stasis ulcers include darkened or discolored skin around the ankle, or skin that feels leathery or waxy to the touch. Many people...

What Sports and Exercises Can Help Prevent Spider Veins? Dec 31st, 2019

Spider veins in legs can cause swelling, pain, and appear unsightly. Although there are many causes that may contribute to spider veins, a moderate exercise program can help prevent them since it can improve vein, skin and overall health. Increasing activity can affect how well the veins function, work and...

Your Leg Pain May be Due to Varicose Veins Dec 31st, 2019

Many people suffer from legs that ache, swell, throb, burn, or itch, especially after standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. What they may not know is that these are all common symptoms of varicose veins. These bulging, purple or blue gnarled looking veins are caused when the valves...

Tips for Healing Leg Ulcers Dec 31st, 2019

Venous stasis leg ulcers are open sores in the skin that are often painful and usually develop just above the ankle on the inside of the leg. A venous leg ulcer can develop when there’s a problem with the circulation of blood in the leg veins and the pressure inside...

Get Your Confidence Back This Summer with Effective Treatment for Varicose Veins Dec 31st, 2019

Although self-confidence may come from within, untreated varicose veins can be a challenge to the self-esteem of those who suffer with them. These bulging, blue or purple gnarled-looking veins make many people self-conscious, preferring to keep their legs covered even during the hot summer months, rather than wearing shorts, skirts,...

Leg Pain from Varicose Veins? Here Are Our Tips for Long-distance Travelers Dec 31st, 2019

As a result of their varicose veins, many people experience leg pain. These veins may appear as swollen, bulging, and gnarled, or they may be internal without visible external indications. However, whether veins are visible or not, painful symptoms can include a feeling of heaviness or achiness in the legs,...

Vein Stripping vs Laser Vein Removal for Varicose Veins Dec 31st, 2019

Approximately one out of every two people aged 50 and older are affected by varicose veins. Although it’s a common condition, it is one that can cause disfigurement, disability and impairment to quality of life. Although vein disease occurs more frequently in women, about 40% of all men develop varicose...

Hypertension – It Could Be Behind Your Varicose Veins Dec 31st, 2019

In order to pump blood throughout your body, the entire cardiovascular system must function as a whole. When one part of the system doesn’t function correctly, it requires the whole system to help compensate for it. Varicose veins are a symptom of a serious condition known as chronic venous hypertension...

Helpful Lifestyle Tips for Restless Leg Syndrome Dec 31st, 2019

Anemia, dialysis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and damage to the nerves in hands and feet such as peripheral neuropathy from diabetes have all been associated with restless leg syndrome. Although it has not yet been discovered what causes restless leg syndrome, nor a cure, certain risk factors have been identified...

Can Vitamins Help with Varicose Veins Treatment? Dec 31st, 2019

Nutritious eating habits and maintaining a healthy weight can help to prevent a variety of medical problems. Although vitamins may not eliminate existing varicose veins, they may help promote healthier circulation and assist in alleviating symptoms. Key to good vein health is consuming a well-balanced nutritious diet. A reduced-salt diet...

Bulging Leg Veins? Treatment is Simple and Effective with Laser Vein Removal Dec 31st, 2019

Some people believe that bulging varicose leg veins are merely unattractive, rather than a medical condition which can cause pain, aching, fatigue, and swelling, in addition to increasing risks for other complications such as skin ulcers. Even when veins don’t visibly bulge, they can be the cause of leg pain,...

5 Reasons Not to Fear Varicose Vein Surgery Dec 31st, 2019

People who are suffering with varicose veins are often afraid that the only way to treat them is through traditional varicose vein surgery. Many people have heard of painful vein stripping surgery, where varicose veins are removed by a surgeon through a number of incisions, and requiring a lengthy recovery...

Can Avoiding Vein Disease Treatments be Dangerous to my Health? Dec 31st, 2019

Unsightly varicose and spider veins may seem to be a cosmetic issue, but instead are typically a sign of chronic venous insufficiency. This medical condition can cause problems far beyond simply making legs look unattractive. Many people experience leg pain as a result of their varicose veins, which may appear...

Here’s Why You Get Spider Veins Dec 31st, 2019

Spider veins get their name by appearing as a thread-like network of red or blue veins that resemble a spider’s web and are often found on the legs, face, or hands. These veins may cause discomfort or may only have visual symptoms. However, the appearance of these spider veins indicates...

Varicose Veins on the Face – Do Genetics Play a Role? Dec 31st, 2019

Varicose facial veins are quite common. In fact, over half of the population will be affected by the small reddish or purple facial veins. They are often found around the nose and cheeks and are sometimes referred to as capillary veins or broken veins. Like other types of vein issues,...

Leg Ulcers and Seniors – Important Treatment Information Dec 31st, 2019

Leg ulcers affect about 1 in 1,000 people at some point their lives, and 20 in 1,000 people by the time they are in their 80’s. There are more than 200,000 reported cases per year, and the risk of venous skin ulcers rises with age, occurring more often in women...

Have a Healthy New Year! See Your Varicose Vein Specialist for These Treatments Dec 31st, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health this way, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” With that in mind, this coming new year presents another opportunity to make a commitment to your better health and well-being....

Are Varicose Veins Dangerous to My Health? Dec 31st, 2019

Varicose veins and spider veins are a progressive condition that when left untreated typically worsen over time. They can greatly affect the quality of life for those who suffer from them and create a risk for other serious complications, some of which could be life threatening. Unsightly varicose veins can...

Everything You Need to Know about Deep Vein Thrombosis Dec 31st, 2019

Nearly one million people in the United States are affected by deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein within the body. This usually occurs in the lower leg or thigh and can be life threatening, as the clot can break off, moving through...

Here’s What it Means to be a Varicose Vein Specialist Dec 31st, 2019

A varicose vein specialist or phlebologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders and their associated conditions, such as spider veins, varicose veins, venous stasis ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis. In addition to completing a 4-year undergraduate degree program, 4 years in medical school,...

Why am I Getting Spider Veins on My Legs? Dec 31st, 2019

Spider veins typically look like red or blue spider webs or tree branches. They are smaller than varicose veins and usually don’t make the skin protrude as varicose veins do. These unsightly leg veins are the result of problems with the valves in the veins. Healthy veins have valves that...

Home vs. Professional Varicose Veins Treatment Dec 31st, 2019

Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, gnarled veins, that often appear dark purple or blue. They affect over one-third of the people in the United States and can occur in almost anyone. When varicose veins cause pain, discomfort, itching, or heaviness, there are some steps that can be taken at home...

Health Alert: Watch for These Common Causes of Leg Pain in Seniors Dec 31st, 2019

Nearly everyone gets leg pain or aches from time to time, but if the cause isn’t something apparent like an injury from a fall or due to overuse, it may be important to discover some of the common causes of leg pain in seniors. Leg pain or aches can be...

Tips on Boosting Your Blood Circulation This Winter Dec 31st, 2019

Good blood circulation is vital to physical wellness. Oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the cells in the body and waste products are removed through circulation. Certain factors can affect good circulation such as blood pressure, heart health, and vein health, which can also be impacted by other health conditions...

Are Home Remedies Effective Varicose Vein Treatment? Dec 31st, 2019

Conditions that are caused by veins that have become abnormal or diseased may include spider or varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, and their symptoms such as swelling, itching, and pain or discomfort. Home remedies may in some cases help to reduce the appearance and pain of varicose veins. Although varicose...

The Effects of Florida Heat on Our Vein and Leg Health Dec 31st, 2019

The National Centers for Environmental Information in Florida has announced that the first four months of 2017 poses a risk for vein and leg health. The heat of summer can cause a wide variety of vein conditions such as spider veins and varicose veins. In fact, the sun can actually...

Reasons Why Spider Veins Should Not Be Ignored Dec 31st, 2019

Spider veins are the thin purple, blue, or red veins that have the appearance of a spider web, and are typically found on the legs or face. They may develop for many reasons including genetics, pregnancy, or lifestyle, or they may be a symptom of an underlying health issue that...

What Happens During the Laser Vein Removal Process Dec 31st, 2019

Nearly half of all people age 50 and older are affected by varicose veins, and 15-25% of all adults. It’s a common condition, but one which can cause discomfort, disfigurement, disability and impairment to quality of life. Removal of varicose veins improves circulation, which can alleviate associated symptoms of tiredness,...

Compression Stockings as a Varicose Vein Treatment Option Dec 31st, 2019

Compression stockings can help people with varicose veins by temporarily reducing the discomfort and skin damaging effects of varicose veins and spider veins. The stockings provide pressure that is greatest at the ankle and gradually decrease as they move up the leg. The increased pressure in the tissue of the...

Restless Leg Syndrome – A Serious Health Condition Dec 31st, 2019

It is estimated that in the U.S., 5-15% of the population is living with a neurological disorder known as restless leg syndrome (RLS). It is characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs, and sometimes other parts of the body. Many people experience periodic limb movement disorder, which can...

5 Signs That You May Be Suffering from Deep Vein Thrombosis Dec 31st, 2019

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the lower leg or thigh. This can be life-threatening as the clot can break off, moving through the bloodstream and eventually blocking the blood flow in an artery in the lungs. This condition is...

Getting Back to Your Fitness Regime After Varicose Vein Surgery Dec 31st, 2019

Many active patients are concerned about exercise after varicose vein surgery. In the past, varicose vein surgery forced patients to be inactive for weeks, but with today’s advanced treatment options, long recovery periods are no longer necessary. In fact, after laser surgery for varicose veins, the recovery period is short...

How to Relieve Pain from Your Varicose Veins Dec 31st, 2019

Some varicose veins are deeper in the body rather than visible on the surface of the skin. Others appear as gnarled, bulging, discolored veins on the skin surface. However, whether visible or not they can cause varying degrees of pain or discomfort to those who have them. The symptoms may...

How to Prevent Facial Varicose Veins Dec 31st, 2019

Varicose veins on the face are also known as spider veins due to their resemblance to a spider’s web. These dilated red, purple, or blue capillaries which are often found around the eyes, cheeks, chin, or neck, are visible because of their proximity to the surface of the skin. There...

How to Tell the Difference between Spider Veins and Varicose Veins Dec 31st, 2019

Varicose veins and spider veins may have the same basic underlying cause, but there are a number of differences between them. When the valves within a blood vessel don’t function properly, it causes blood to flow backward into the vein and causes the vein to dilate and weaken. Spider veins...

When is the Right Time to See a Varicose Vein Specialist? Dec 31st, 2019

Many people suffer from the leg swelling, leg pain, itching, and throbbing that indicates a significant health problem and interrupts their rest and their normal activities. Yet, as soon as a symptom becomes apparent, it’s the right time to seek medical advice from a varicose veins specialist. The earlier that...

Only These Proven Methods of Varicose Vein Removal Get Great Results Dec 31st, 2019

In the past, varicose vein removal was done through vein stripping surgery. This vein removal surgery was accomplished by a surgeon making incisions and physically pulling damaged veins from the body. The procedure was typically performed in a hospital and required long periods of recuperation. Today, modern technology has made...

Common Causes for Varicose Veins and Darkening of the Skin Dec 31st, 2019

Many people who have untreated varicose veins wonder what causes darkening of the skin and how to treat it, known as hyperpigmentation. Varicose veins occur when the veins in the legs are not functioning effectively at returning blood back up to the heart. Blood begins to pool and veins swell as the...

The Impact of Laser Vein Removal on Your Body’s Blood Flow Dec 31st, 2019

After suffering from the pain and embarrassment of varicose veins, many people choose to have a specialist perform laser vein removal. Endovenous laser ablation or sclerotherapy for varicose veins are two of the most safe and effective treatments available today. How are spider veins removed? Because no scalpels or sutures are...

Get your varicose veins treated so you don’t have to hide your legs this summer Dec 31st, 2019

If you have varicose veins, you always wonder what you can wear during the summer months so there is no need for you to show your legs. This is the question that those who endure unsightly varicose veins struggle to answer. Alleviating this summer anxiety probably won’t be achieved by choosing...

Why Swimming is the Best Exercise for Legs if You Suffer from Spider Veins Dec 31st, 2019

Spider veins are the small blood vessels close to the skin’s surface which have become dilated, and appear as blue, purple or red blood vessels. Swimming can not only improve the appearance of spider veins, but may actually help to prevent them. This aerobic exercise builds leg strength and enhances...

Vein Disease and Weight Gain – Is There a Connection? Dec 31st, 2019

More than a third of the adults in the U.S., or nearly 100 million people, are considered obese. Those who are overweight or obese are not only at higher risk for chronic conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, but the additional pounds can also put a strain...

The Best Leg Health Tips for 2019 Jan 29th, 2019

If it’s your goal to improve your leg health in the new year, here are a few tips to help you get and keep your legs healthier. To begin, there are a few important things that you’ll want to know in order to improve how your legs look and feel,...

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Smooth, Spider Free Veins Feb 13th, 2017

Valentine’s Day is all about love but maybe it’s time for treating yourself with treatment that will leave you with spider free veins. This Valentine’s Day, consider it the perfect time to fall in love with yourself and to show that you really value you! So many of us are constantly...

When is the Right Time to Visit a Specialist Vein Doctor? Dec 31st, 2016

For many people, leg swelling, leg pain, itching, and throbbing interrupts their rest and their normal activities, and can be a significant health problem. Frequently, people who suffer with leg concerns such as removal of their varicose veins, treatment for leg ulcers or restless leg syndrome, wonder when it’s the right time...

Tips for Making Your Recovery from Laser Vein Removal Quick and Easy Dec 31st, 2016

Many people are relieved to discover that recent technology has resulted in new treatments for varicose and spider veins. In previous years, treatment required hospitalization and a long period of recovery time afterward. Now, new procedures such as endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy, performed by specialist vein doctors, allow safe, effective,...

Everything You Needed to Know About Restless Leg Syndrome and How to Treat it Dec 31st, 2016

Restless leg syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs, and sometimes other parts of the body. There are often unusual or unpleasant sensations that are described as tingly, creepy-crawly, tugging, throbbing, or pulling, which accompany these impulses. Additionally, many people experience periodic limb movements...

Happy New Year! Let’s Make Your 2017 a Year Free of Leg Pain Dec 31st, 2016

Heaviness, throbbing, burning, aching, muscle cramping, tiredness, pain and swelling in the legs are the ways people describe the symptoms caused by their varicose veins. Certainly, bulging, discolored varicose veins are cosmetically unappealing, but the leg pain caused by varicose veins can be debilitating, changing the quality of life for those who suffer...

This Summer, Treat Yourself to Expert Varicose Vein Treatments Dec 31st, 2015

During summer, everyone wants to be able to go bare-legged. It’s easy to think back with nostalgia about a time in the past, when you could put on a pair of shorts, swimwear from Hermoza, or skirt without worrying about ugly, bulging varicose veins or unsightly, discolored spider veins. Although varicose veins...

Essential Tips for Keeping Your Veins Healthy Dec 31st, 2015

If you are wondering about how to keep your veins healthy, there are a few important things that you’ll want to know. Having an awareness of some of the beneficial things you can do to improve how your legs look and feel, can prevent those tired, heavy, achy, itchy and...

Does Vein Sclerotherapy Hurt? Dec 31st, 2015

Sclerotherapy is the gold standard for the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, providing relief for those experiencing aching, pain, heaviness, itching, burning, leg restlessness, leg cramps, throbbing and swelling. Vein sclerotherapy is an in-office procedure that provides men and women with relief from spider veins on the legs, chest,...

Fast, Effective Pain Relief for Leg Ulcers Using Laser Technology Dec 31st, 2015

Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition in which blood doesn’t flow up normally through the veins in the legs toward the heart. Sometimes, people with untreated venous insufficiency develop open sores, which are called venous skin ulcers. These leg ulcers develop in areas where blood pools, and swelling interferes with the movement...

Can Physical Activity Help Prevent Spider Veins? Dec 31st, 2015

Many people suffer from spider veins, especially those who spend their work days sitting for long periods of time in an office. Spider veins in legs can cause swelling, pain, and appear unsightly. Although there are many causes that may contribute to spider veins, exercise can help prevent them. Walking is...

5 Common Treatments for Varicose Veins Dec 31st, 2015

More than 40 million Americans have varicose or spider veins. Varicose veins in the legs are dark purple or blue and may look twisted and bulging. Spider veins are smaller. Spider veins often resemble a spider’s web and vary in size. They’re typically red or blue and although they are often on the legs,...

Varicose Vein Removal the Surgery-free Way Dec 31st, 2015

Approximately one out of every two people age 50 and older are affected by varicose veins, and 15-25% of all adults. It’s a common condition, but one which can cause disfigurement, disability and impairment to quality of life. Although vein disease occurs more frequently in women, about 40% of all men...

Am I a Candidate for Varicose Vein Treatment? Dec 31st, 2015

With the advancement of modern medical treatments, there is no reason to suffer from painful, unsightly varicose veins. If patients seek early treatment, most vein issues can be resolved before they become a serious issue, like a pulmonary embolism. Goldman Vein Institute has several safe, FDA approved treatments to get you...

Inside the Vein Sclerotherapy Process Dec 31st, 2015

Many women are dismayed to discover spider veins on their legs. The appearance of these veins make many reluctant to wear shorts, skirts, or bathing suits, even in hot weather. Spider veins are actually dilated or enlarged capillaries, which are the fine branching blood vessels that form a network from...

Great Leg Exercises for Varicose Veins Dec 31st, 2015

Anyone can suffer from the various vein diseases and issues that exist, but today’s society makes them more and more prevalent. Obesity and vascular diseases plague people all over America. Men and women, athletes, young and old-they can all be afflicted with the pain of varicose veins. Careers that involve...

Managing Restless Leg Syndrome Dec 31st, 2015

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a neurological condition, believed to be associated with chemical imbalances of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine controls muscle movement in the body. When there is an imbalance, the muscles in the legs (and sometimes arms) seem to move uncontrollably. RLS affects millions of people worldwide...

Medical Risks of Untreated Varicose Veins Dec 31st, 2015

Varicose veins can affect people differently. The severity of conditions varies person to person, but various risk factors make some people more susceptible to severe conditions related to them. These include factors such as: An injury has occurred to veins due to trauma Being over the age of 60 Being obese...

Unlikely Places Spider Veins Can Appear Dec 31st, 2015

Spider veins, otherwise known as telangiectasia, are often unsightly but are not a serious medical risk. They are dilated, tiny blood vessels near the skin and appear in web-like formations—giving them their name. Spider veins most frequently occur on the legs, but sometimes may be found in some unlikely places....

The Effects of Smoking on Vein Health Dec 31st, 2015

Everyone is aware of the dangers and risks involved with smoking, but did you know that smoking is a major factor of arterial disease and can cause many more vein issues as well? Smoking is one of the leading contributors of cardiovascular disease and is totally preventable. According to the...

The Right Age to Seek Treatment for Leg Veins Dec 31st, 2015

Varicose and spider veins may appear in the legs at any age, and can be attributed to a number of factors, both environmental and genetic. The good news is that there are a number of advanced treatment options available to reduce the appearance of leg veins. To find expert treatment...