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Video: INDICATIONS Varithena (polidocanol injectable foam) is indicated for the treatment of incompetent great saphenous veins, accessory saphenous veins and visible varicosities of the great saphenous vein (GSV) system above and below the knee. Varithena® improves the symptoms of superficial venous incompetence and the appearance of visible varicosities. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION The use of Varithena® is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to polidocanol and those with acute thromboembolic disease. Severe allergic reactions have been reported following administration of liquid polidocanol, including anaphylactic reactions, some of them fatal. Observe patients for at least 10 minutes following injection and be prepared to treat anaphylaxis appropriately. Intra-arterial injection or extravasation of polidocanol can cause severe necrosis, ischemia or gangrene. Patients with underlying arterial disease may be at increased risk for tissue ischemia. If intra-arterial injection of polidocanol occurs, consult a vascular surgeon immediately. Varithena® can cause venous thrombosis. Follow administration instructions closely and monitor for signs of venous thrombosis after treatment. Patients with reduced mobility, history of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, or recent (within 3 months) major surgery, prolonged hospitalization, or pregnancy are at increased risk for developing thrombosis. The most common adverse events observed were pain/discomfort in extremity, retained […]
This video shows complete symptoms, cause and side effects of Varithena Procedure with before and after photos. INDICATIONS Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) is a prescription medicine used to treat varicose veins caused by problems with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and other related veins in the leg’s GSV system. Varithena® improves symptoms related to or caused by varicose veins, and the appearance of varicose veins. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION You should not be treated with Varithena® if you are allergic to polidocanol or have clots in your blood vessels. Severe allergic reactions have been reported in people treated with liquid forms of polidocanol and some patients have died from these reactions. Varithena® is a foam made from polidocanol. A healthcare professional will observe you for signs of allergic reactions for at least 10 minutes after you are treated with Varithena®. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you have arterial disease (a disease of the blood vessels) have reduced mobility have a history of blood clots in the veins or lungs have had major surgery in the past 3 months have recently had a long hospital stay are pregnant or have recently been pregnant. The most common […]
Chronic venous disease (CVD) runs the gamut from small, dilated veins in the skin, which are often referred to as “spider veins”, to chronic inflammation of the lower leg, and even skin ulceration. Somewhere in the middle is varicose vein disease and chronic swelling of the lower leg due to venous hypertension. Although these problems may be viewed by the patient as a “mixed bag” of disorders, they actually represent a spectrum of progression in the severity of chronic vein disease. Chronic venous disease is a common medical condition, affecting about 20% of the adult population in developed countries. The most accepted risk factors for CVD include age greater than 65, female gender, a family history of vein disease in your parents, pregnancy, and obesity. Having more than one of these risk factors significantly increases your risk for this problem. The role of smoking, high blood pressure, and sedentary lifestyle in CVD is controversial. One study has suggested tight garments may contribute to CVD. Leg crossing is often cited as a risk, but there is no proof that this is a significant contributing factor to vein problems. To date there are no good studies that have proven that chronic venous […]
Would you be able to Dance with Varicose Veins? Are varicose veins stopping you from dancing ? Discomfort or pain can put varicose veins sufferers off exercises which they may feel would exacerbate the veins, however this could be counter-painful. Varicose veins can cause hurting, agonizing, worn out, substantial, anxious and swollen legs. However there are numerous medical advantages from dancing. It’s an extraordinary method to boost circulation and additionally enhancing muscle control, balance, quality and flexibility. Working up more grounded calf muscles helps circulation from the legs to the heart, which enhances vein health. If your varicose veins are gentle, dancing is probably going to help deal with the side effects and furthermore keep them from worsening. On the off chance that in any uncertainty,seek medical advice.. Does Dancing Cause Varicose Veins? Dancers sometimes have prominent varicose veins, but the condition does not affect dancers more than any other profession. The main risk in varicose veins is genetic. Other risk factors include standing or sitting still for long periods of time, pregnancy, age and obesity. These tend to be opposed to an active hobby such as dancing. Dancing does promote a lean body shape and this can mean […]
A third of us suffer from varicose veins, but few really know the facts. Here we shatter some common myths. Myth #1: Standing Cause varicose veins No, it doesn’t. Its all down to Mum and Dad. There is an 80% chance that you will get veins if you have a family history of veins. If you are female there is a 40% chance you will have abnormal veins compared to a man who has only a 15% chance. Myth #2: If you can’t see varicose veins, you haven’t got them One-third of us have venous disease affecting our legs. But only half of us will know it because of visible lump y-bumpy varicose veins on the skin. Aching and heavy feeling legs that swell or itch are often the first indication of venous disease with more complications gradually occurring. Myth #3: You can prevent varicose veins No, you cannot unless you live in a space station. The only way to reduce your risk of getting them in the first place is to get yourself different parents who haven’t passed on the gene for them! Myth #4: Crossing your legs causes varicose veins No, it doesn’t. This myth stems from […]
One of the key factors in the development of varicose veins is a sedentary lifestyle, since inactivity slows circulation and allows blood to pool in the lower limbs. Introducing a bit more activity into your lifestyle is a great way to combat this, and it’s something we should all be thinking about regardless of age. Today I’m discussing the best exercises for preventing varicose veins. Best Exercises for Spider Veins and Varicose Veins In fact, a study published in the Journal of American Medicine (JAMA) showed that Americans move far less than we did just 20 years ago. Currently, 52% of women and 43% of men report participating in no leisure-time activities. Add to that the fact that almost 86% of American workers are sitting at their full-time jobs, and you have a population that’s getting almost no exercise. Instead, we’re on our digital devices, watching television, or sitting and eating — all of which contribute to obesity and heart disease, as well as varicose and spider veins. Walking This seems a bit obvious, but walking is critical for preventing varicose veins! Walking causes the calf muscles to contract and relax, helping to push blood up from the legs. […]
When self-improved estimate such as workout, raising your legs or wearing compression stockings have flopped, there are numerous options available for the controlling of diseased, superficial (saphenous) veins. It takes a vein specialist to perceive which saphenous veins have an underlying problem. After a consultation with one of our board-certified vascular surgeons and an ultrasound evaluation, we’ll recommend a personalized treatment plan that’s right for you. Endovenous thermal ablation techniques Thermal ablation is an advanced, minimally invasive method with excellent results for treating the saphenous veins. It has been available for over 15 years and has replaced traditional vein stripping surgery for the vast majority of patients. With the help of ultrasound for guidance, a small catheter (thin, flexible tube) is placed in the vein. A local anesthetic (lidocaine) is released around the vein to provide comfort during the procedure. Then the catheter is slowly pulled back to deliver heat to injure the vein wall and close (ablate) the vein. Once the diseased vein is treated and closed, blood flow is restored to the normal surrounding veins and symptoms improve. Another option, which is offered to patients at the Center for Vein Care, is mild sedation for a truly pain-free […]
What are varicose veins? In the human body, a disease called “varicose veins” is often manifested and progresses. This disease is caused by insufficiency of the valve apparatus of the veins and leads to an increase in intravenous pressure and, as a result, varicose dilatation of the vein branches occurs. Such varicose veins can occur for various reasons and affect different organs of the human body. Most often, the disease affects the veins of the lower limbs, veins of the pelvis, veins of the testes. Separately, it should be noted varicose veins in the presence of malformations (congenital anomalies of development). Needless to say that in addition to the harm to health, the disease is problematic from an aesthetic point of view. Especially for women. What populations suffer from varicose veins? What causes development and what are the risk factors? The most frequent manifestation of varicose veins – varicose veins of the lower extremities and pelvis in women and testicular varicose veins in men. According to statistics, every second woman and every fourth man suffer from this disease throughout their lives. Risk factors that cause varicose veins in women are pregnancy and childbirth, and in men – injuries and active sports, for example, with […]
Why do the legs swell at the end of the day and there are night cramps? Let’s say right away: there are several answers to this question. The answer is correct, why exactly you have swelling or convulsions can only doctor after a personal examination, history taking and examination. First, let’s look at the terminology. Edema is the accumulation of excess fluid in soft tissues, and cramp is an involuntary contraction of muscles. Of course, the combination of these two unpleasant symptoms suggests the thought of impaired venous outflow. Did your parents have varicose veins? Are your veins okay? Are there any visual manifestations of protruding veins or vascular mesh? Do you belong to the “risk group” of venous diseases? In any case, we repeat, we recommend that you consult a doctor and find out the exact cause of edema and seizures. Swollen legs are not always a symptom of serious illness. So your body can react to stress, for example, during a flight or a walking trip for too long. In addition, many pregnant women, overweight people, office workers, leading a sedentary lifestyle face this unpleasant phenomenon. Let’s briefly examine the causes of edema of the lower extremities. Uncomfortable shoes lead to swelling: high heels, too tight or too […]
We all know that walking out is good for us and we should do it more often, but sometimes we just can’t find the motivation. It happens to the best of us. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a motivated newbie just trying to get started, there are plenty of days when you just don’t feel like doing anything, much less like going for that walk. Sometimes, life gets busy, the weather gets ugly, and the temptation to watch Netflix instead of lacing up and heading outside can be stronger than the will to work out. Here are eight tried and tested tricks to motivate you to get out the door when you just don’t feel like going for a Walk.
Celebrating over 10 years in the vein care industry, Comprehensive Vein Care will be conducting a free screening session on Friday, 5th April 2019. Our free vein screenings are extremely beneficial for early detection of varicose veins or other vein diseases. The earlier vein problems are identified, the better chance you have toward complete recovery. What to expect? A vein screening session is conducted for early diagnosis in case of the possible presence of varicose veins or other vein diseases. Exam is non-invasive and consists of a visual assessment only. A detailed evaluation is done to gather detailed information in case of needed to develop an actual treatment plan. The visit includes a detailed diagnostic ultrasound, in addition to reviewing medical history, current symptoms, medications, etc. How to schedule a free screening? Call us to schedule a FREE vein screening on (937) 325-3830
Today there are more alternatives than ever with regards to compression garments wear. In spite of the fact that many think about the equivalent insipid, tan, exhausting compression wears that have been utilized since for what appears always, there are plenty of styles to look over (like Circaids) that can light up your appearance amid your healing process. Trust us; if you think you’ve seen everything, reconsider! The Benefits Compression Garments come in all shapes, hues, and sizes, including socks and leggings. A couple of dependable advantages of wearing these, and experiencing pressure treatment include: Better Blood Circulation – Compression stockings are prescription garments that offer gradient pressure to encourage healthy blood flow. The socks fit tighter around the foot and gradually loosen their compression as they move up the leg. The socks are designed to help your lower leg veins push blood back up to your heart, creating better blood flow in these vessels Minimized Swelling – By supporting blood flow and decreasing pressure inside your veins, compression stockings can go far in relieving symptoms like pain and swelling. Also following a lipo medical procedure, for example, Compression Garments can help lessen swelling and assist mending times. Leg Vein Support […]
Having swollen legs, with twisting, bulging veins is a normal, but uncomfortable, part of pregnancy. Usually, varicose veins all go away by the time your baby is aged one. And there are ways to ease the discomfort. Varicose veins are common during pregnancy. Wearing support tights or stockings can help with circulation. For what reason do varicose veins happen? Leg veins have one-way healthier valves to help the blood flow back to the heart. Your calf muscles pump the blood up towards your hear during walk, and the valves stop it falling back. Varicose veins develop when one of these one-way valves stop working or nor working properly. This causes the blood to pool in the veins, which stretches the vein walls and causes the veins to swell, twist and bulge. If they become large enough , you can see the bulge of them under your skin. Why are they common during pregnancy? There are 3 main reason to increase your chances of developing varicose veins during pregnancy. During pregnancy, more blood produce than usual to help your baby grow by your body. As the baby grows, your uterus presses on and partially blocks the veins that are returning blood from […]
Moving enough and staying at your ideal weight can go a long way in keeping varicose veins at bay. Many factors can increase your risk for varicose veins. The most important of these are heredity (having a family history of vein disease), age (being over 50), gender (women are more at risk than men), pregnancy, and being overweight or obese. But did you know that one of the things that can greatly increase your risk of developing varicose vein is your JOB? Clinical studies have found that if you work in one the following professions, you have a much higher varicose vein risk than those who work in other types of jobs: Restaurant workers (hostesses, waiters, cook staff) Flight attendants Teachers Office and computer workers Commercial drivers (truckers, cab drivers, etc.) Nurses, doctors, and health care workers Factory workers Cashiers and retail workers Hair stylists and barbers A teacher by profession, started experiencing aches and cramps in her legs. Her legs would also turn heavy and sore. After taking one or two classes, her ankles and feet would swell up too. She related these things to her recent menopause and dismissed them at first, believing time would be the healer. […]
One of the best ways to maintain your peace of mind is through regular health screenings, which can include something as simple as a free blood pressure check at a local discount store. Unlike a medical exam, health screenings are quick and easy and are often offered at no charge. But health screenings can also target more specific symptoms. For example, at Comprehensive Vein Care, we offer free screenings for people who are concerned about any varicose vein symptoms they may have. The screening is performed by one of our staff members and takes only 5-10 minutes. And because it’s a screening and not an exam, you don’t have to provide any insurance information or an extensive health history. It’s fast, free and convenient. If your screening indicates that you should seek medical treatment, we’ll let you know that. In rare instances, people present with more serious symptoms that require immediate attention. We’ll let you know that, too. Feel free to contact our office if you’d like to learn more about a free screening by our experienced medical staff, especially if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms: • Chronic leg pain • Fatigue (don’t want to walk upstairs) • […]
Causes for Bulging Veins Causes of bulging veins can be varicose veins that are blue or dark purple and appear near to the surface of your skin. Bulges often form on the legs and feet but can occur anywhere. You may experience bulging varicose veins after you have been standing or sitting for long periods. Varicose veins treatment in Springfield, Ohio will help get rid of these types of bulging veins. Venous insufficiency can cause protruding veins. Inside your veins is a series of valves that prevent blood from flowing backward. If these valves are not working correctly and your veins have weakened, blood will pool inside the vein. The result is a visible bulging vein. Pregnancy is a risk factor for swollen veins. When you are pregnant pressure on the veins increases and makes it hard for blood to flow back to the heart. The total volume of blood in your body is more significant during pregnancy, and this leads to bulging varicose veins. Vein walls have muscles that help keep the blood flowing back to the heart. As you age, the walls of your veins grow weaker, and blood pools in one place. This pooling blood causes distended veins. Blood clots […]
This is a most widely recognized inquiries patients asked when call to Comprehensive Vein Care Numerous patients still thinking that invasive surgery is the main answer for treating huge, bulgy veins. This idea frequently stops them from considering having their veins treated, as they would regularly identify with a horrible experience of a relative or companion who experienced this surgical treatment. Endovenous Laser Treatment which has now been accessible for a little bit over a decade in US, has turned into an extremely popular option in contrast to traditional strip surgery. T The EVLT procedure uses a minimally invasive endovenous laser to treat varicose veins and is a clinically proven alternative to traditional and painful ligation and stripping surgery. It requires no general anesthesia and offers minimal risk and shorter recovery time. The EVLT procedure uses the latest generation of EVLT® catheter, which has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States, to insert a laser fiber directly inside the faulty vein under local anesthesia. The laser delivers a precise dose of energy into the vein wall, collapsing it. This process, called ablation, cures the condition and diverts blood flow to nearby functional […]
Patients often asked us whether they can travel on a plane after their varicose vein treatment. At Comprehensive Vein Care, there is a very strict protocol in place for plane travel post treatment. This protocol will vary for Overseas Plane Travel (>4 hours on the plane) and Interstate Travel (<4 hours on the plane). Overseas Travel (>4 hours) If varicose veins are treated with either Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) or Sclerotherapy (UGS), we recommend that patients do not fly for at least 3 weeks. There are two major reasons for this: There could be an increased risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (a leg clot) when travelling on long haul overseas trips in patients who have had varicose veins treated. This risk is amplified with smoking, with the Oral Contraceptive Pill or HRT and of course, in patients with overall poor health. It should be noted that there is an inherent, baseline risk of thrombosis that exists for ALL people flying for over 4 hours, irregardless of whether they have had treatment or not. Most patients are reviewed within 1-2 weeks following their varicose vein treatment. If there are any major concerns following their treatment, they are more likely to occur […]
If you have a friend or family member who’s impacted by varicose veins, let them know that treatment options are available. Though varicose veins are often considered a cosmetic issue, these enlarged, twisted veins can often be quite uncomfortable or develop into more serious conditions. However, even when they don’t, their prominent appearance can make many patients feel uncomfortable, insecure, and embarrassed. Fortunately, patients with varicose veins or spider veins, a milder version of the same condition — don’t have to live with the risk, discomfort, or embarrassment. A number of non-invasive, effective treatment options are available — though it’s also important to understand the risks and risk factors associated with varicose veins. Symptoms and Risks of Varicose Veins Along with the bulging appearance of varicose veins, patients often also experience color changes in the skin, sores on the legs, a rash, and burning or aching sensations in the legs. In serious cases, varicose veins can cause long-term swelling, which may result in serious skin problems such as ulcers and sores. In addition, varicose veins can lead to an increased risk of blood clots. In especially severe cases, there’s significant risk that deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can occur, particularly if […]
Patient Testimonial 3 | Avis Hiller | Varicose Veins Treatment Avis Hiller from Springfield Ohio and She is a mother and grandmother and have a pretty large family that keeps Her busy and She is a teacher currently and before that She spent several years on concrete in factories so She had very tired legs and feet learned about us through we always go to the doctor here anyway to DR.Umerani and her husband here in here for a physical one day and she went along with him because she had wondered about his varicose veins because they were terrible they barged all over his legs they just looked awful and so I asked DR.Umerani about it. She really didn’t even know that he worked on veins at that point and he said he could check them out and fix them for him and then he said while we are at it why don’t we check yours. Varicose Veins Symptoms: She had several issues before when the treatment has not been done. Tired legs An achy and heavy feelings in legs Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in your lower legs Worsened pain after sitting or standing for a […]
Every year 10th October marks the World Mental Health Day and is organized by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). This year the WFMH has decided to make Suicide Prevention the main theme. Mental health and suicides are treated as taboo topics to be discussed. People shy away and are uncomfortable to open up their feelings with others. Society treats mental health issues as a sign of weakness, this flawed mentality causes suppression of owning to their emotions in some people. According to the WHO, more than 800,000 people die by suicide a year, making it the principal cause of death among people 15-29 years old. Suicides are the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 47,000 deaths in 2017 were suicides. Suicides ranked as the 2nd highest cause of death between the ages of 10-34 and the 4th leading cause between the ages of 35-54. Suicide deaths ranging between ages 10-14 (517) were twice the rate as compared to homicides(178). These statistics are an unfortunate eye-opener to the current state of deaths caused by suicide in the U.S. Suicide Prevention Does Exist We should remember […]
During your pregnancy, Varicose Veins would be the last thing to cross your mind. If you’re suffering from Varicosities during pregnancy, don’t panic you’re not alone. Almost, 20 percent of American women suffer from venous disorders and varicose veins while pregnant. What bodily changes during pregnancy cause varicose veins? American Pregnancy Association explains that during pregnancy this is what your body goes through. The blood volume in your body increases Blood flow decreases from your legs to the pelvis Pressure on veins increases Increase in Progestin levels may dilate or open the veins Added pressure from the uterus to the vena cava (blood from the legs and feet are carried to the heart by this vein) Generally, varicose veins are harmless, but they can cause itchiness and extreme discomfort. Varicose veins can also occur in these areas of your body We assume that varicose veins only develop in the legs, but during pregnancy, they can also occur in the vaginal area (vulva) and the buttocks. Handling morning sickness and swollen feet are commonly expected during pregnancy. But often due to constipation, Haemorrhoids (a type of varicose veins in the rectum or anus) are quite common as well. It’s […]
November marks the month for awareness for Diabetes. Although, varicose veins are not caused by diabetes, the combination of the two in your body can cause a considerable impact on your health. High blood sugar levels due to diabetes can affect the blood vessels by weakening them. This weakness makes the venous system prone to infections as well as increase the risk of circulatory issues. Varicose veins are commonly developed in the legs and are visible from the surface of the skin. However, they can also be buried deep in the tissues, unknown to our knowledge. Unlike the bulgy, rope-like varicose veins, a thread-like version with red or blue appearance named Spider veins also exist. Varicose veins are not just superficial, they can cause cramping, pain, weakness and other symptoms that might be uncomfortable. A common problem that would trigger both diabetes and varicose veins is obesity. Weight gain can contribute to the development of diabetes and the advancement of varicose veins. Additional stress to the circulatory and immune systems are placed due to the presence of varicose veins. Advanced diabetes might generate damages to nerves and tissues in your legs where varicose veins most commonly occur. Deep Vein […]
Crossing your legs does not cause varicose veins, but too much pressure put on to your legs can become a cause. People who are in professions where they are required to stand/sit for a long period of time are more susceptible to venous insufficiency. However, wearing the right choice of footwear can help preventing and progression of varicose veins. Your venous health can be impacted by the type of shoes you wear. Your footwear can affect the blood flow from your feet to the heart, resulting in varicose and spider veins. When considering shoes not to wear, high heels come first in line. Avoid wearing heels that are more than 2 inches high. Heels restrict muscle function as well as it affects the pumping of blood back to the legs from the calves. This inability increases vein pressure in the lower legs and causes pain in the lower extremities. Why low-heeled shoes are better for you? Low-heeled shoes are known to improve better blood flow from the lower legs by toning the calf muscles. When blood pumps up the legs to the heart more efficiently, venous disease and the formation of varicose veins can often be avoided. Low-heeled shoes with […]
Veins and arteries play major roles in our circulatory system. While arteries carry oxygenated blood away from the heart to the rest of the body, veins bring back blood low in oxygen from the body to the heart. It is safe to say that venous health is quite important and that damaged or weak veins will result in health complications ahead. Problems that arise due to the veins been unable to send blood from legs to the heart is commonly called Venous Insufficiency. You might not notice any symptoms of the weak veins initially, but the conditions can worsen over time causing severe pain and serious health risks. How do we find out if we are at risk of venous insufficiency? The factors mentioned below can increase the risk of vein issues. Are you prone to any of these factors? Age If you are above the age of 50, you are facing a higher risk of developing venous insufficiency. As age increases, veins will weaken and will not possess sufficient strength to do their job. Weakened veins will have to struggle to return the blood back to your heart. Hormones Shifting in hormones can become a major risk factor […]
Lifestyles of many people today are devoid of physical activities. Most of the professions nowadays require working either while sitting or standing continuously. Even during our personal time, we spend a lot of time sitting in front of the television or travelling while seated. This sort of sedentary lifestyles not only affect our health by encouraging weight gain but it also ultimately results in vein damage. There are many factors that contribute to venous insufficiency, you can read about these factors here. While exercising and wearing compression socks can promote healthy circulation and reduce the chances of vein problems, there is another method which is simple, easy and absolutely free. Elevating Your Legs Although this cannot completely replace exercising, elevating your legs can benefit your veins a great deal. Let us find out how elevating can relieve you from venous insufficiency. Pressure Relief Continuous sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time puts additional pressure on your veins. Elevating your legs relieves the added pressure from the veins and supports the vein functions. Natural Flow Added pressure also causes the veins to work harder against gravity to bring back the deoxygenated blood to your heart. Elevation supports the natural blood […]
Suddenly one day, an area on your leg grabs your attention because it looks like you have bruised yourself badly. You ignore it assuming that you might have forgotten about accidentally bumping yourself, probably on a table. However, after a few weeks, you realize that the bruise is still there but now transformed from dark brown/purple to a darker shade of blue/black. This color change in your skin might raise your concern as it doesn’t seem to heal or get better. Many people often dismiss skin discoloration as a bruise or an age spot. What you might not know is that skin discoloration can be caused by an underlying problem. You might be suffering from vein disease if you are going through skin damage with discoloration on the skin of your legs and ankles. Skin Damage From Vein Disease When your veins are unable to send blood smoothly from your legs to your heart, blood gets collected in the legs or ankles. This disruption of blood flow causes Venous Insufficiency and it is often due to untreated varicose veins and blood clots. The pooling of blood leads to inflammation which can contribute to swelling and skin changes. When skin discoloration […]
Have you been experiencing itchy legs all day and have trouble focusing on your work? You might probably be suffering from itchy varicose veins if you have been experiencing: Itchy or burning sensation in your veins A creeping sensation on the back of your calf Shivers down your spine Symptoms of vein disease are experienced differently by people. While some might experience many symptoms, some may not feel anything. If you feel burn or itchiness in your veins, then here’s what might be causing it. Vein Disease in a Nutshell Deoxygenated blood from your limbs is carried out back to your heart by your veins. The valves present in the vein will help to flow the blood in one direction and stop any backward flow. If these valves weaken, your veins will be under pressure to send the deoxygenated blood to your heart. Once the valves fail, blood will flow backward and start pooling developing chronic venous insufficiency. You will start experiencing an increase in blood pressure when the blood starts pooling in your lower legs. This increased pressure can damage your capillaries and leak proteins into your tissues. Once this occurs, proteins, fluids, and blood cells would build-up leading […]
In our daily life, how much do we actually think about our vein health? Are we taking enough precautions or have we made changes to improve our vein health? We are well informed about the importance of normal blood circulation which helps us to lead a healthy life. The formation of blood clots can disrupt this flow and create potentially fatal conditions for you. Although blood clots are not always life-threatening, they are not to be taken lightly. Blood clots that form in a vein deep in the body are called Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and they commonly occur in the thighs or lower legs. If a blood clot as such breakaway, it can cause pulmonary embolism, where the blood clot travels up to the lungs and cause blockage in the arteries. Your lifestyle or your habits might be putting your body at risk unknowingly. Find out if you are guilty of these habits and how to avoid blood clots. Sitting For Too Long You might be guilty of this practice either due to your job requirements or because you are binge-watching your favorite show. Sitting for extended periods is a major risk factor for deep vein thrombosis. Whether you […]
Arteries and veins are two modes that are responsible to carry blood in our bodies. Their difference in functions is what sets them apart. While arteries transport blood from the heart to the body, veins transport blood from the legs back to the heart. Veins are divided into four categories: Deep Veins Superficial Veins Pulmonary Veins Systemic Veins So what exactly is the difference between Superficial and Deep Veins? Superficial Veins Veins that are close to the body surface and visible to your eye are known as Superficial Veins. These veins are noticeable on heavy weight lifters and strength trainers during training. Superficial veins are tasked to carry blood from the tissues that are closer to the surface of the skin to the deep veins. The deep veins then push the blood toward the heart. 2 types of superficial veins exist in the lower limbs: Great Saphenous Vein (GSV) This is the longest vein in the body that runs from the foot, leg, thigh and up to the femoral triangle. The femoral triangle is in the upper thigh. Lesser Saphenous Veins The lesser saphenous vein is smaller in size compared to the GSV. Blood transportation to the popliteal vein and […]
Tired and swollen legs, bulging veins might be some of the symptoms that you have noticed in your legs. Now that you have noticed the symptoms of probable vein disease you would like to consult a vein specialist. Making an appointment is the best first step towards a remedy. Many Americans ignore their vein disease symptoms and do not take the necessary precautions or measures toward treating vein issues. Determining the actual health of your veins is pivotal. Your vein health can be easily evaluated by consulting a vein specialist and deciding on suitable treatment options if required. Now that you have scheduled an appointment, following these steps will prepare you for a successful vein consultation. Steps to prep for your first vein consultation Note down a list of your symptoms We all make the mistake of assuming that we would remember every minute detail of our symptoms only to forget them during the appointment. If you notice or feel something different in your legs, note it down so that you can discuss with your specialist. Note all your symptoms and what you are struggling with and come prepared for the appointment. Even if you think that they might […]
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- Why Elevating Legs Can Benefit Your Health !
- 6 Risk Factors for Chronic Venous Insufficiency
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