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Why Do My Leg Veins Itch?

Varicose and Spider veins have many associated symptoms.  Most people realize that their legs may ache or feel heavy, but varicose veins and spider veins also cause leg swelling, skin discoloration, venous eczema, restless leg syndrome and venous ulcers.

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 […]

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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 […]

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Varicose Veins Treatment – Part 2

Our vein and laser clinic is here to educate you on varicose and spider vein treatments.  The last blog covered the evaluation, diagnosis and ultrasound mapping of varicose veins and how that mapping helps guides treatments.  This weeks blog will go in to greater detail on treating your varicose veins.

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Varicose Veins Treatment – Part 1

Last week we discussed why varicose veins occur.  This week we will discuss how varicose veins are evaluated by a physician and how can they be treated.    Before recommending any treatment for your varicose veins, your doctor should first make sure you do not have more serious problems with your deep veins.  Your provider will […]