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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Leg Ulcers: Vein Valve Malfunction

Not only are they painful and unsightly, but leg ulcers increase the risk of developing serious health conditions including life-threatening infections. Fortunately, this troublesome condition can be prevented and treated by addressing a common problem: vein valve malfunction. The importance of valves in venous blood flow To help ensure that venous blood flows from the […]

Deep Vein Thrombosis: Don’t Ignore The Warning Signs

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is caused by a blood clot that forms in the deep veins of your body, usually in the veins of your legs. There are usually symptoms associated with DVT, but sometimes there are no symptoms at all. Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis If you have the following warning signs of deep vein thrombosis, […]

May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month: High Blood Pressure and Veins

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has designated the month of May as National High Blood Pressure Education Month. Stroke is the country’s fifth leading cause of death, with high blood pressure putting you at risk for a stroke, in addition to your age, family health history, and other factors. Risks Associated with High […]

Blood Pressure and Varicose Veins

Your veins appear as blue streaky tubes that are readily seen just beneath your more delicate skin surfaces. You can follow their trail snaking up your legs and arms as they carry blood towards your heart. When veins become twisted, raised, and swollen, they are called varicose veins. These enlarged veins usually develop in the […]

Do You Have Vein Disease?

Vein disease is quite common in the United States. Your veins carry blood from various parts of the body back to your heart. The early symptoms of vein disease may appear to be minor at first, but with time, certain conditions can become more serious or even life threatening. Types of Vein Disease Deep Vein […]

Venous Ulcer Sores – How to Treat

A venous ulcer or stasis leg ulcer is a type of sore or wound that has developed on the skin. Generally, it is a shallow wound that forms when leg veins do not push or return blood back towards the heart the way they are supposed to. This is what is called venous insufficiency. Generally, […]