Varicose Veins at 20?

At our Milwaukee 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 […]

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 […]

Compression Socks for Running: Do they Boost Athletic Performance?

We are all seeing many more people exercising in those colorful athletic compression sleeves or socks. Are they a fashion statement or do they boost performance? A clear, concise answer to that question is not easy.

What is Causing Your Swollen Legs?

Leg swelling is caused by the retention of fluid in leg tissues, and is known as peripheral edema. Peripheral edema can be caused by a problem with the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, or the kidneys. It is estimated that approximately 4.4 million people in USA suffer from some type of edema.

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 […]