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Conditions

What Is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a vascular condition in which the veins in the lower extremities have difficulty sending blood from the legs back through the heart. The result can evolve into a myriad of potential medical issues and physical symptoms.

Bulging Veins in Arms and Hands

As you get older, the veins in your hands may become more visible. Additionally, some people?s veins are naturally more visible. This could be due to skin pigmentation, body fat distribution, or a variety of other genetic factors.

Venous Diseases 101

Venous disease, particularly varicose veins, are very common medical entities that are present in over half the general population older than 65 years of age. They consist of enlarged veins that gain a bluish-purple discoloration, are twisted and bulging.

7 Venous Disease Risk Factors

Venous disease is a term used to describe a number of conditions that affect the veins and circulatory system. These conditions include, but are not limited to venous insufficiency, blood clots and varicose veins.

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Prevention & Management

Exercise: A Remedy for Varicose Veins?

Exercise that gives your legs a workout helps to lower the risk of developing new varicose veins. Regular exercise also works to lower hypertension or high blood pressure and enhances the entire circulatory system.

Maintaining Vein Health between Treatments

If you take care of your veins between sessions, you can help maintain your vein health and even improve your condition. Here's how.

Compression Stockings: How Can They Help?

Compression stockings are strong elastic stockings, which are worn for a variety of medical reasons. They apply graduated pressure from the ankle upward to improve circulation.

10 Things You Should Know About Veins

Everyone asks: "How do I know if my veins can be fixed?" "How can I avoid getting spider veins?" and "Do varicose veins indicate other health problems?" Here are our top answers to your questions and tips to keeping your veins healthy.

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Treating Veins

EVLT for Your Veins: How It Works

When a varicose vein is treated with EVLT, blood can no longer flow through it. Many patients ask if this will cause additional circulation problems, but this is not the case.

Anatomy of a Vein Center: What to Assess When Seeking Care for Your Veins

Lately, there are a lot of physicians offering vein care as a supplement to their overall practice and a multitude of “laser clinics” are cropping up offering basic vein treatments. So how do you know you are getting the best advice and the most up-to-date vein treatments available? Here are some ...

When to Choose Sclerotherapy vs. Laser Vein Therapy

If you suffer from either of these vein issues, you may be wondering when it is most appropriate to choose sclerotherapy and when it is better to choose laser therapy.

You Can Get Rid of Facial Spider Veins

These tiny webs of blue, red or purple blood vessels in your face are sometimes referred to as “broken capillaries,” though they’re simply enlarged, not broken.

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