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6 Tips to Prevent Varicose Veins

Though there is no way to entirely prevent varicose veins, you can take measures to keep your veins healthy and strong for many years to come. Varicose veins occur when the delicate valves in the leg veins struggle to pump blood back to the heart. The blood begins to pool in the...
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What Is Thrombophlebitis and How Is It Treated?

Thrombophlebitis, or inflammation due to a blood clot, can be painful and debilitating. Here’s how patients can get relief. Blood clots can form anywhere in the body, posing a threat to your health and, in some cases, your life. They most often appear in the veins of the legs,...
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Exercise and Varicose Veins: Here’s What You Need to Know

When it comes to exercising with varicose veins, some workouts are more beneficial than others. Should you exercise when you have varicose veins? The answer is yes, but there are definitely workout routines to follow and others to avoid. Although exercise alone won’t cure...
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What’s the Difference Between Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?

Spider veins and varicose veins often appear together, but that doesn’t mean they’re the same thing. Spider veins and varicose veins often appear side-by-side on legs and share some of the same symptoms of venous insufficiency. Yet each condition is quite different from the...
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Varicose Veins and Venous Ulcers: Here’s What You Need to Know

Treating varicose veins early can help prevent painful ulcers from forming. Poor circulation in the legs can lead to varicose veins, but it can also cause venous ulcers. These painful sores usually develop just above the ankle and below the calf. While these injuries can be...
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How Do You Know if Varicose Veins are Dangerous?

Varicose veins are very common, but that doesn’t mean you should just ignore them. Varicose vein treatment options are non-invasive, so there’s no reason to avoid a quick visit to your local vein clinic for expert care. Our vascular surgeon can...
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How Serious Is An Aneurysm In Your Stomach?

For many people, being told they have an abdominal aortic aneurysm can be frightening. There is good reason for the concern, as this condtion can be quite serious in some cases. In other cases, the problem is far less dangerous and just needs to be monitored. With abdominal...
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Can Aspirin Break Up A Blood Clot?

Having a blood clot in a deep leg vein can be a very serious problem. While the clot may not do much damage there, it can block blood flow to surrounding tissue. The biggest threat, though, is that the clot, called a DVT, will break loose and travel to the lungs. There, it can...
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