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The Importance of Properly Fitting Support Stockings

Compression stockings are a type of sock you wear to help prevent blood from pooling in your legs. When fitted properly, graduated compression stockings use pressure to enhance blood flow velocity and reduce the tendency of blood to coagulate. However, proper sizing and compression selection by a vein doctor is a universal must for the stockings to be […]

Can Varicose Veins Cause Blood Clots?

Varicose veins (e.g. tangled, swollen blood vessels visible beneath the skin’s surface) are not simply a cosmetic issue. Sometimes they can have negative health implications, too. But can a varicose vein really cause a blood clot? Varicose veins are caused when the tiny valves in the vein that push blood along begin to weaken, leak […]

Preparing for a Varicose Vein Evaluation Appointment

If your primary care physician identified a vascular disease (such as spider veins) after an initial evaluation of your legs and feet, they may recommend you  to see one of the following vein specialists to address your concerns:

List of factors which can cause spider veins or varicose veins

Varicose Vein Risk Factors

Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are visible through the skin and may appear as blue knot-like cords. Any vein may become varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet. The following factors increase your risk of developing varicose veins: