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Why Are My Varicose and Spider Veins Itchy?

If you have varicose or spider veins, you might notice yourself itching quite a bit. Find out why itching is a common symptom of varicose and spider veins and what you can do to relieve it.

Oct 11th, 2021
Are Varicose Vein Treatments Covered by My Insurance?

From the itching and fatigue to the burning and leg pain, living with varicose veins can seem impossible. At the same time, you don’t want to pay out of pocket for treatment, so you need to know if your insurance covers the treatment before moving forward.

Aug 9th, 2021
Can Varicose Veins Cause Leg Pain at Night?

Do your legs hurt when you go to sleep at night? You might have trouble drifting off due to soreness in your legs. Then, when you do fall asleep, you’re startled awake by sharp cramps. Your varicose veins could be the cause of the aches, pains, and cramps.

Jul 19th, 2021
How Has Varicose Vein Treatment Changed Over the Years?

You may worry about going through invasive surgery, but that’s no longer necessary. Once you learn how varicose vein treatment has evolved over the past few decades, you’ll be confidently ready to move forward with newer, much less invasive procedures.

Jun 23rd, 2021
Can Athletes Get Varicose Veins?

If you are an athlete, you might think that you’re protected from various medical conditions, including varicose veins. Find out more about the activities that put you at risk for varicose veins, as well as what you can do to manage your symptoms.  

Jun 10th, 2021
What Should I Do If My Varicose Veins Start to Bleed?

Varicose veins cause a variety of symptoms, including swelling, itching, pain, and skin discoloration. In some cases, they can even bleed. Find out what to do if a varicose vein ruptures and learn about factors that increase your risk of bleeding. 

Jun 1st, 2021
Why Do My Varicose Veins Affect My Sleep?

Getting the right amount of sleep every night is an important part of good health.  There are many factors that affect our sleep.  But did you know that having varicose veins can also affect your sleep.

May 19th, 2021
How Do I Know I Have Venous Insufficiency?

Venous insufficiency is diagnosed when the veins cannot properly send blood from the limbs to the heart. This causes the blood to pool in the legs, leading to some symptoms. Let's review the signs and symptoms of venous insufficiency.

May 10th, 2021
Are Varicose Veins a Lifelong Problem?

If your varicose veins are due to an uncontrollable risk factor, you’ll likely have a chronic condition. The treated varicose veins won’t reappear, but you can form new ones. That is why vein specialists recommend ongoing management. 

May 3rd, 2021
Does the Summer Heat Affect My Varicose Veins?

You might notice that your varicose vein symptoms worsen during the summer, making it hard to maximize your enjoyment. Find out how the summer heat affects your varicose veins, along with some tips you can follow to alleviate your symptoms.

Apr 27th, 2021
What is REVAS (Recurrent Varices After Surgery)?

Recurrent varices after surgery (REVAS) is a complication that can occur after vein stripping surgery. It is diagnosed when the varicose veins reoccur after the surgical procedure. Learn about the underlying reasons for REVAS, along with less-invasive trea

Apr 19th, 2021
What Is Varithena?

Are you dealing with heaviness, achiness, throbbing, itching, and swelling from varicose veins? If so, Varithena might be the right treatment for you. This FDA-approved microfoam treatment is used to address varicose vein disease and venous insufficiency.

Apr 5th, 2021
Should I Wait to Get My Varicose Veins Treated?

If you have varicose veins, you might be on the fence about getting treatment. This is especially true if you don’t have any symptoms or if the symptoms are mild. Learn more about your options if you are in the early stages of venous disease.

Mar 22nd, 2021
Is My Job Worsening My Varicose Veins?

Does it seem like your varicose veins have gotten worse lately? The swelling, pain, itching, and heaviness is becoming unbearable, and it could be due to your job. Find out how your job can impact your varicose veins and what you can do to cope.

Mar 1st, 2021
Do Men Also Get Varicose Veins?

Studies suggest that an overwhelming 45% of all men suffer from varicose veins at some point in their lives. Varicose veins are usually a direct outcome of their family history in both women and men.

Feb 15th, 2021
Do Varicose Veins Come Back After Treatment?

Undergoing varicose vein treatment comes with numerous benefits. From alleviating pain to increasing mobility, varicose vein treatment is life-changing. But you can’t help but wonder do varicose veins come back after treatment?

Feb 8th, 2021
Can Varicose Veins Cause Skin Discoloration?

Varicose veins can come with various unexpected symptoms, and the changes to the color and texture of the skin is one of them. Skin discoloration from varicose veins usually happens during the most advanced stages of venous insufficiency and vein disease.

Jan 31st, 2021
Are My Varicose Veins and Spider Veins Genetic?

If you have varicose or spider veins, you might notice that other members of your family have them as well. Varicose and spider veins are caused by venous insufficiency, which has a strong genetic component.

Jan 24th, 2021
Does Varicose Vein Treatment Hurt?

One of the main reasons why most people are so skeptical of varicose vein treatment is that they still think of it as a vein removal process that is brought about through surgical procedures.

Jan 10th, 2021
Can Varicose Veins Cause Restless Leg Syndrome?

If you have varicose veins and restless legs, you might suffer from secondary restless leg syndrome. This is diagnosed when an underlying medical condition, such as varicose veins, causes restless leg syndrome.

Jan 3rd, 2021
5 Simple Exercises for Relief of Varicose Vein Pain

If your having symptoms of pain or throbbing from your varicose veins, there are some simple exercises for relief of your symptoms and these can be done indoors or outdoors. Here are 5 simple exercise for relief of your varicose vein symptoms.

Dec 27th, 2020
Do Compression Stockings Work?

Dr. Vinay Madan at the Center for Varicose Veins may recommend that you wear compression stockings for your varicose veins.

Dec 10th, 2020
Vein Stripping? No More!

Varicose veins have been a cosmetic and medical issue since the 19th century, and the first treatment was developed by Friedrich Trendelenburg. Known as Trendelenburg ligation, the procedure involved surgically removing the damaged vein, and the technique

Oct 25th, 2020
I Have Varicose Veins. Now What?

When you find a vein bulging on your leg or have painful symptoms of varicose veins, you may feel a great deal of anxiety. Varicose veins are among the least understood of common conditions, and you should know that bulging veins do not always mean...

Oct 18th, 2020
Is Age a Factor for Varicose Vein Treatments?

The natural aging process causes many changes to your body, such as sagging skin and shifting of fat. Many men and women slowly adapt to these changes, and, as a result, many treatable conditions are overlooked.

Oct 11th, 2020
Varicose Vein Treatments: The Importance of CEAP Classification

Varicose veins are a common problem that men and women want to address, either due to the cosmetic issues of the condition or the pain and discomfort of abnormal veins. The popularity of treatment for varicose veins has made treatments widely available.

Oct 4th, 2020
How Do I Avoid Varicose Veins?

Did you know there are ways to prevent vein disease and varicose veins from developing? Although varicose veins are not always genetic, it is important to remember that if you are at risk for developing vein disease that you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Sep 21st, 2020
Telehealth Consults: Safety First

In light of the ongoing Covid pandemic, it can be hard to be proactive about your health while simultaneously being diligent about your safety. Fortunately, telemedicine provides a convenient and safe way to meet your doctor to discuss...

Aug 9th, 2020
Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

Although vein disease appears in healthy people with no preexisting health conditions, pregnant women are more at risk for spider and varicose veins; in fact, 40% of pregnant women are physically affected by varicose veins...

Aug 2nd, 2020
Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

The dreaded deep venous thrombosis or DVT. We've all heard the letters in a commanding order that raise our curiosity asking, what is deep venous thrombosis?

Jul 12th, 2020
Spider Veins: Are They an Indicator of Chronic Venous Disease?

Spider veins, also know by the medical term telangiectasias, are tiny abnormal blood vessels that reside close to the surface of the skin. Spider veins are a very common disorder affecting women more often than men and become more prevalent with age.

Jun 21st, 2020
When Should I Have My Varicose Veins Treated?

Varicose veins are abnormally dilated and torturous veins of the legs that result from poorly functioning or damaged valves within the veins. Varicose veins and venous disease is extremely common in the general population,...

Jun 14th, 2020
Cost of Varicose Vein Removal

A common concern about varicose vein removal is the cost of treatment. Fortunately most insurance companies will cover the cost of consultation and possible treatment with a vein specialist.

Jun 7th, 2020
Finding The Best Vein Doctor Near Me

Finding a qualified vein expert near you can be challenging, especially now that there are multiple different types of physicians attempting to treat varicose vein disease with varying levels of expertise. This blog will walk you through what...

May 9th, 2020
Leg Pain Causes And Varicose Veins

Leg pain has many causes and can present in different ways. Leg pain may be related to musculoskeletal, neurological and vascular causes.

Apr 8th, 2020
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