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Varicose Veins: When to Seek Treatment

Risks of Venous Insufficiency can include age, family history of the condition, female hormone levels, obesity, pregnancy, sitting or standing for long periods, and tall height. Cause of Venous Insufficiency: Venous insufficiency is the cause of varicose veins. It is a condition in which the veins have problems sending blood from the legs back to […]

Vascular Ultrasound: A Valuable Diagnostic Tool

Vascular ultrasound is a valuable diagnostic imaging tool that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the body’s arteries and veins. Part of the exam may include a Doppler ultrasound technique that assesses the body’s circulatory system in order to identify blood clots and recognize blockages in the veins or arteries. Basic Ultrasounds According […]

Checklist for Summer: Take Care of Varicose Veins

Good vein health is important all year round. However, we often forget about vein health until the summer months arrive. On the other hand, there are numerous ways to reduce and prevent vein issues such as varicose veins and spider veins. Here is an easy to follow checklist for summer that will help you take care […]

Your Summer Checklist for Taking Care of Spider Veins and Promoting Vein Health

Are you doing enough for vein health? Most of us don’t think about keeping our veins healthy until the summer months begin to approach and we start to worry about spider veins. However, there are many everyday things we can be doing to keep our veins healthy in preparation for summer. Amish Tilara, M.D. and […]

Atlanta Vascular and Vein Center Wins Again!

Best of Gwinnett 2017! Atlanta Vascular & Vein Center wins Best of Gwinnett for 2017 as the best in vein care. Gwinnett Magazine has been running this annual contest for over 20 years by asking its readers to vote for their favorite local restaurants, schools, health care providers, and many other business categories. It’s clear […]

Restless Leg Syndrome: Have Your Veins Checked

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) or Willis-Ekbom disease is an uncomfortable sensation in the legs that typically involves an overwhelming need to move them. Generally the agitation occurs in the afternoon or evening when resting. In fact, people who suffer from RLS can experience irritability, tiredness, have low energy and may be depressed due to a […]

Anti-embolism socks: for safety’s sake (after surgery)

Protect Yourself From Clots with Anti-Embolism Socks After vein correction surgery, compression therapy is crucial! Anti-embolism socks provide several benefits. Primary among them is guarding against clots. Here’s how this hosiery optimizes cosmetic outcomes. DVT Risk Blood vessels are vulnerable to developing clots when their walls are cut and blood circulation slows or stops. Vein […]

Avoiding Phlebitis at all Costs

Venitis or phlebitis is the inflammation of the veins. Phlebitis most commonly occurs in the legs. However, the condition can also affect the arms. In addition, phlebitis often coincides with thrombosis (a blood clot within a blood vessel that obstructs blood flow through the circulatory system). Together the two conditions are medically referred to as […]

Benefits of Wearing Compression Socks

If you suffer some of the painful symptoms caused by varicose veins, you may want to look into the many benefits of wearing compression socks. Amish Tilara, M.D. is a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist at the Atlanta Vascular and Vein Center who practices patient-centered medicine. Dr. Tilara performs vein correction procedures to treat spider veins and varicose […]

Spreading good cheer and giving thanks this season

At Thanksgiving and throughout December, we all make a greater effort to express gratitude to the people we love, our coworkers, our friends, and others who touch our lives. We reach out to those who are sick or alone with donations or volunteer efforts. The holiday spirit is never far from our thoughts. Vein Screening […]