Entries by ABartel

Common Questions Regarding Vein Treatment

Here are some common questions about vein treatment you can have answered during a Free Screening or Full Consult at Lakeshore Veins in the Northern Milwaukee suburbs. (We are a stone’s throw away from I 43, and only 10-15 minutes from I 45 via Mequon Road).

Varicose Veins and Exercise

The benefits of regular exercise are well known, yet when it comes to vein health not all physical activity is created equal.  Activities that require your legs to support heavier weight over a prolonged period such as weightlifting, or backpacking, or possibly repetitive movements like running can cause your leg vessels to distend.   You may […]

Bleeding and Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins are unsightly and can cause adverse symptoms.  Most frequently the symptoms of varicose veins are pain, heaviness, leg swelling, itching, skin discoloration and restless legs.  However, sometimes varicose veins can bleed, and they can bleed extensively.  This bleeding is one of the primary reasons why people will end up in the emergency room […]

Essential Oils for Varicose Veins

I have to say that I do believe in the medicinal value in plants and the natural living things that surround us.  The ancient societies including the Greeks certainly knew what plants had antibacterial properties and which ones would help with common problems like heartburn.  So, I thought researching essential oils for varicose and spider […]

What is an Interventional Radiologist?

Many people have never heard of an interventional radiologist or know why they are uniquely trained to diagnose and treat varicose veins.  An interventional radiologist is a subspecialist  whose specific training is  to perform minimally invasive procedures with the help of imaging.  In contrast, a surgeon will open the body and use their eyes and […]

Are Varicose Veins and Restless Leg Syndrome Related?

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurologic condition that usually results from abnormal central nervous system functioning. However, secondary causes such as varicose veins can contribute to the symptoms. In these instances, addressing underlying venous disease can help patients find relief from restless legs. Unlike RLS, venous reflux disease (or varicose veins) is easily treatable […]

Varicose Veins at 20?

At our Vein Clinic, Lakeshore Veins, we have seen patients in their teens and early 20s with varicose and spider veins.  Many patients feel they are much too young to have this problem and also worry that it is a sign of a far worse disease.  The truth is, varicose and spider veins are often genetic.  […]