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The Importance of Not Ignoring Leg Vein Problems

Published March 8, 2020 2699 Views

The Importance of Not Ignoring Leg Vein Problems

It’s understandable that many individuals give little attention to visible leg veins, as these veins have a gradual onset over many years. Often people have a parent, grandparent, or sibling who has varicose veins, and many women will start noticing them after pregnancy. Many of us chalk...

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Accurately Diagnosing Vein-related Leg Problems

Published November 26, 2019 2464 Views

Accurately Diagnosing Vein-related Leg Problems

Some of today’s most commonly reported leg problems are often associated with the health and appearance of one’s veins.  In some cases, veins can become visible before leg problems manifest while others experience pain, discomfort, and swelling prior to noticing the pronounced appea...

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Not all veins are created equal

Published May 7, 2019 4672 Views

Not all veins are created equal

Do you think that your varicose veins are something you’re stuck with for life?  Think again, you don’t have to live with the pain of varicose veins not to mention the nuisance and embarrassment they cause.  As we spring into shorts and swimsuit season, you don’t need to...

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Spring into action

Published March 12, 2019 2280 Views

Spring into action

Spring is coming to Rochester which means sunshine, flowers, and shorts season are coming soon!  Women suffering from varicose and/or spider veins may find themselves dreading the warmer weather because of their varicose veins. Many give-up activities that they once loved like golf, swimming or...

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Fall in love with your legs, again!

Published February 20, 2019 4510 Views

Fall in love with your legs, again!

Love may be in the air, but for those suffering with spider veins or varicose veins, learning to love your legs again may feel like an impossible task. Those unsightly bulges and multi-colored veins can make you dread shorts, dresses and swim suits.  The good news is that if you are one of the...

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What are varicose veins?

Published February 9, 2019 3905 Views

Veins are blood vessels that bring blood from the organs and limbs back to the heart. There are two sets of veins in the legs. The important veins are called deep veins and carry nearly all the blood, while the others are called superficial veins, so named because they are closer to the skin. Superf...

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Endovenous Laser Ablation Therapy

Published February 9, 2019 3202 Views

EVLT takes roughly 45 minutes and is performed as an outpatient procedure using local anesthesia. It involves minimal pain, no scarring, quick recovery and immediate return to most normal routines. What is EVLT? Until recently, the only treatment option available for venous insufficiency was...

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Varicose Veins vs. Spider Veins

Published January 10, 2019 3385 Views

Varicose Veins vs. Spider Veins

To find the correct treatment for your leg veins, it is important to understand the differences between varicose veins and spider veins.  Many people mistakenly think varicose and spider veins are two different names for the same condition. While it’s true that patients can have both type...

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What You Need to Know About Ultrasound- Guided Foam Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins

Published December 6, 2018 1236 Views

What You Need to Know About Ultrasound- Guided Foam Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins

If you are one of the many adults suffering from varicose veins, you may have resolved yourself to a lifetime of long pants and leg discomfort. These veins can cause more than just cosmetic concerns that range from leg pain, achiness, heaviness, swelling, and skin discoloration. Luckily, varicose ve...

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Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Causes and Treatment

Published November 6, 2018 730 Views

Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Causes and Treatment

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a common condition that affects approximately 25 percent of all adults. When the valves in the veins of your legs stop functioning properly, it can slow the flow of blood from your legs causing bulging veins and a variety of symptoms.There are many factors t...

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Common Symptoms of Lymphedema and How To Treat Them

Published October 1, 2018 1125 Views

Common Symptoms of Lymphedema and How To Treat Them

The lymphatic system is composed of lymph vessels and organs that help protect the body from bacteria and transport fluid from body tissues back to the cardiovascular system. Lymph vessels and lymph nodes help maintain a normal and healthy balance of fluid in the body. Lymphedema occurs when the lym...

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Varicose Veins: What They Are and How to Prevent Them

Published September 10, 2018 788 Views

Varicose Veins: What They Are and How to Prevent Them

While you may have heard the term "varicose veins" before, you may not be aware that it refers to a common medical condition that affects approximately 40% of the United States population. Risk factors for varicose veins include heredity, prior leg trauma, and prolonged sitting or standing...

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The Vein Institute Physicians Present at the 2018 SIR Annual Meeting in Los Angeles

Published August 1, 2018 586 Views

Rochester-area doctors share their expertise with a worldwide medical audience. This past March, the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), a non-profit professional medical society for the Interventional Radiology community, held its annual meeting in Los Angeles. Attended by more than 5,000...

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Latest Advancement in Vein Treatment: Venaseal

Published July 13, 2018 661 Views

Latest Advancement in Vein Treatment: Venaseal

Varicose veins can cause a range of symptoms from aching and tiredness, to cramping and restless legs. Many treatment options are available at The Vein Institute to combat these symptoms of venous disease. The newest method, Venaseal, uses a medical grade adhesive or glue to shut down problematic va...

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Get Your Legs Ready for Summer With a Varicose Vein Screening

Published June 1, 2018 1193 Views

Get Your Legs Ready for Summer With a Varicose Vein Screening

When the temperatures start to rise, so do hem lines as people bare more to keep cool. You may not be so eager to show off your legs if you suffer from varicose or spider veins. Take comfort in knowing you are not alone. Many people experience both physical and emotional symptoms because of discolo...

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How to Prevent Varicose Veins From Re-appearing After Treatment

Published May 1, 2018 594 Views

How to Prevent Varicose Veins From Re-appearing After Treatment

Many people go about their daily life with pain, aching, and throbbing in their legs, never knowing they are suffering from varicose veins. More than half of all people over the age of 50 in the United States have this treatable condition. If you have decided to seek a solution for venous disease, t...

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Is Laser Vein Treatment Right for Me?

Published April 3, 2018 577 Views

Is Laser Vein Treatment Right for Me?

Laser vein treatment, also known as endovenous ablation therapy, is a safe and effective medical procedure used to eliminate the bulging appearance and uncomfortable symptoms of varicose veins, all with minimal disturbance to the patient. If you've been suffering from symptoms like achiness, fat...

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What Causes Varicose Veins?

Published February 5, 2018 732 Views

What Causes Varicose Veins?

If you've recently noticed strange sensations like heaviness, pain, and fatigue in your legs, you could have varicose veins. Perhaps you have a lot of questions -- What causes varicose veins? How can you get them treated? We can help you understand this adverse condition and describe your treatm...

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Varicose Vein Pain: Why Do My Legs Hurt?

Published January 3, 2018 1928 Views

Varicose Vein Pain: Why Do My Legs Hurt?

Do your legs frequently feel achy, heavy, restless, or painful? If so, you may have varicose veins. Unfortunately, this common condition often goes undetected and untreated because people don't know how to recognize it. As a result, millions walk around with chronic varicose vein pain and never...

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What Causes Spider Veins?

Published December 12, 2017 778 Views

What Causes Spider Veins?

Spider veins are clusters of small surface veins that are typically red, blue, or purple and have developed from weakened or damaged valves in the tiny vessels. Spider veins are much smaller than varicose veins but do not often cause pain or symptoms. Below are some causes of spider veins and ways o...

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12 Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Published December 1, 2017 2398 Views

12 Symptoms of Varicose Veins

When most people think varicose veins, they think about bulging veins. Unfortunately, the signs of varicose veins can be vague and nonspecific, which the untrained eye has a hard time distinguishing. Many patients don't realize that you don't need to see bulging veins to have varicose veins....

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What Are The Safest Varicose Vein Removal Procedures?

Published November 6, 2017 992 Views

What Are The Safest Varicose Vein Removal Procedures?

Varicose veins, which arise due to chronic venous insufficiency, are not simply unsightly; they can also cause pain and discomfort. Some of the symptoms, such as restless legs or cramping, might arise even if you do not have the visible signs of the disorder. Traditionally, many patients underwent a...

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Vein Center Versus Hospital: What Does it Take to Be a Vein Center?

Published October 18, 2017 616 Views

Vein Center Versus Hospital: What Does it Take to Be a Vein Center?

When you have a certain health problem, the best practitioner to see is a specialist in that specific area of medicine. By the same logic, when you experience vein issues, the best place to go is a vein center. The criteria for this designation are strict, ensuring that the doctors and staff members...

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What is Cosmetic Sclerotherapy and Is It Right For Me?

Published September 4, 2017 1216 Views

What is Cosmetic Sclerotherapy and Is It Right For Me?

Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, often get confused with varicose veins, but there is a difference. By definition, varicose veins are bigger than spider veins, which are surface veins smaller than 1 mm. While varicose veins bulge out of the skin and cause swelling and pain, spider veins...

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Varicose Vein Treatment: What Is An Interventional Radiologist (IR)?

Published August 7, 2017 1067 Views

Varicose Vein Treatment: What Is An Interventional Radiologist (IR)?

Before you undergo any vascular treatments, you should fully research the procedure and any language you might hear from your vein specialist. Several key terms associated with varicose vein treatment may confuse patients. The following definitions should help you understand the important words for...

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What You Need to Know About Venous Insufficiency

Published July 31, 2017 1058 Views

What You Need to Know About Venous Insufficiency

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a medical condition in which the veins in the legs have trouble getting blood back to the heart. CVI is especially pronounced in the legs because veins in the legs are furthest from the heart and must work against gravity to get blood back to the chest. This con...

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Is Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) a Symptom of Varicose Veins?

Published July 10, 2017 1177 Views

Is Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) a Symptom of Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are usually recognized by their unsightly appearance -- large bulging veins, either green or bluish purple -- most commonly found on the legs, although they can appear anywhere on the body. But these relatively small veins are actually a medical issue (covered by insurance) rather tha...

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Why Do Spider Veins Need Multiple Treatments?

Published June 19, 2017 1150 Views

Many patients ask why they need several treatments for spider veins (technically known as telangiectasia). Cosmetic sclerotherapy, a minimally-invasive procedure designed to improve the appearance of spider veins, generally requires multiple treatments. Why can't treatment be complete in only on...

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Does Minimally Invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins Really Work?

Published June 5, 2017 878 Views

Does Minimally Invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins Really Work?

Vein Stripping vs. Ablation Treatment for Varicose Veins Do you think you might be suffering from varicose veins? You'll know by taking a look at the various symptoms of this disease. The most obvious signs of varicose veins are: Visibly bulging veins anywhere on the legs Veins have a...

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Why Do My Legs Hurt?

Published April 3, 2017 1075 Views

Why Do My Legs Hurt?

Treating Vein Insufficiency and Leg Pain with VenaSeal Closure System Do you often experience unrelenting pain in your legs? Perhaps an achy feeling or restlessness that won't go away? You probably assume, "I've had a long day. I just need a moment to sit down and put my feet up, and t...

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