Varicose Vein Pain Relief is Available

Greater than 20 percent of women and seven percent of men suffer from venous disease in the United States.  The common symptoms of varicose vein include aching pain, swelling and itching in the legs.  In the past, invasive surgery was required to remove them. Varicose veins are veins that become swollen and large — often […]

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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:

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Is Varicose Vein Treatment a One Time Thing?

Many patients contemplating varicose vein removal want to know if their problem veins will be gone for good after one session. Typically, the answer is no. Look at it this way; do you only visit your dentist, OB/GYN or cardiologist once in your life? Not likely.

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Exercise Following Varicose Vein Treatment

It’s quite common for physically active individuals suffering with varicose veins to be concerned about undergoing varicose vein treatment. They often wonder if treatments such as laser vein ablation in Mequon will interfere with their daily fitness routine. Thankfully, with today’s advanced technology and treatment options, invasive varicose vein surgery in Mequon requiring lengthy recovery […]

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Does My Weight Affect My Varicose Veins?

Carrying around extra fat can have a serious negative impact on your body’s processes, including the health of your veins. Excess weight is shown to contribute to leg pain and leg swelling in patients, as well as to the formation of varicose veins.

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5 Reasons to Choose a Vein Center Over a Hospital

Less than 10 years ago patients suffering from vein disease were faced with painful surgery and extended recovery time in the hospital in order to do away with their affliction. Thankfully, the times of invasive vein procedures and extended hospital stays are a thing of the past. Today, vein centers exist to allow for relatively […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a safe and minimally invasive spider vein treatment used in Mequon.  The procedure involves inserting a thin, small-gauge needle directly into the malfunctioning vein, where a solution is then delivered, causing the vein to collapse and seal shut. Blood is then re-routed to healthy veins in the surrounding area. Eventually, the diseased vein […]