Deep vein thrombosis, commonly called DVT, is a blood clot that forms within the veins in either the arms or legs, but usually within the legs. DVTs can cause complications locally, where a clot that sits within the vein that may cause scarring of the vein through a process called post-thrombotic syndrome. More concerning isRead More
Are There Medications to Take or Prevent or Remedy Vein Disease?
Vein disease can cause unpleasant symptoms from the cramping and heaviness in your legs to the appearance. The failure of valves in the veins that cause stretching of the veins and accumulation of blood can lead to vein diseases being spider veins, varicose veins, and venous insufficiency. There are some medications and also herbs andRead More
Where Does the Blood Go When You Close Off a Vein?
The vein’s purpose is to move blood from the body, back to the heart and lungs. Veins are able to perform their function, as they contain one-way valves throughout that open and close to move blood against gravity toward the heart and keep blood from flowing backwards. If these valves do not close properly, orRead More
Collapsing Veins to Treat Venous Disease
A venous surgeon may collapse a vein as a treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. In this blog post we explore what causes these types of venous disease and how a doctor may collapse the vein as a method of treatment. Causes of Venous Disease and the Difference between Arteries Veins and arteries makeRead More
Does standing for long hours at work make vein disease worse?
Most jobs and careers require either long durations of sitting or standing. Both are known to cause worsening vein disease, but most would be surprised to learn that standing is actually worse for vein disease. Pressure increases in the veins with excess pooling of blood, as the veins have to work in order to pumpRead More
Do I Need that Vein in the Future?
Are veins that are treated necessary in the future? The majority of the time, the answer is “no” you do not need the superficial vein in the future. In order to fully understand the answer to this question, it is first important to understand more about how veins function, what happens when they malfunction, andRead More
Am I at Risk for DVT?
Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins within the legs that can break away and move toward the arteries in the heart, causing a life threatening condition called a pulmonary embolism. Veins are vessels that lack muscle and are responsible for moving blood from the body back to the heart andRead More
What is the Recovery Time for Vascular Surgery?
The vascular system is composed of both arteries and veins. Arteries supply oxygen rich blood to the organs and body tissues, while veins return the oxygen poor blood to the heart and lungs to restart the cycle of blood flow. Disease can occur in both types of vessels. Venous disease is caused by failure ofRead More
When can I go back to work after Sclerotherapy?
Varicose veins and spider veins can be treated with a procedure called sclerotherapy, which is a treatment that can be performed in the office. Sclerotherapy uses a sclerosant, which is a specifically formulated chemical that is placed into the problematic veins and allows for a cascade of events that leads to the eventual scarring andRead More
Do Compression Stockings Prevent Veins From Coming Out?
Are you in search of a way to prevent varicose veins? Compression stockings could be the end of your search. Varicose veins form from malfunctioning of the one way valves in the veins. The valves are to prevent backflow of blood and push blood toward the heart, but when they malfunction, it causes blood toRead More