Tag Archives: Varicose Veins

Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose veins are painful, bulging, unsightly veins that require specialized treatment performed by a vein specialist. If you’re experiencing symptoms related to varicose veins, like swelling or aching, a complete vein screening will help determine the best treatment options for you. Early diagnosis and treatment can eliminate the signs and symptoms of varicose veins and […]

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New Year, New You: Treating Vein Disease

Do you have vein disease? Vein disease is a common condition that affects millions of people every year. It is often manifested by visible veins on the legs, called varicose veins and spider veins. Spider veins generally don’t exhibit any symptoms, but varicose veins can be very painful, and even debilitating. You may have vein […]

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Is Your Job Putting You at Risk for Vein Disease?

Prolonged sitting while at work has been linked to vein problems Many of us work at jobs that require long periods of sitting or standing in one position. Perhaps you spend your day working at a computer. Maybe you’re a manicurist, a bus driver or a checkout clerk at a store. All of these jobs […]

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How to Ease Leg Swelling

Leg swelling, also referred to as edema, can be painful and embarrassing. It can be caused by various factors like certain diseases, lifestyle choices or medications. Some of the main causes of leg swelling can be: Obesity Prolonged sitting or standing Excessive hormone intake like estrogen or testosterone Taking certain antidepressants or steroids Natural changes […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Varicose Veins

Though varicose veins can be unsightly and often very painful, there are more serious reasons why you shouldn’t ignore them. Do you have varicose veins? Found primarily on the legs, varicose veins are large, bulging, twisted veins that you can see just below the skin. In addition to their ugly appearance, they can be very […]

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Tips on Choosing a Vein Specialist

When it comes to vein disease, choosing the right vein specialist can be difficult. You may not know where to begin, and you may have a lot of questions. Should you take a referral from your primary care physician or choose a vein specialist more carefully? Or maybe you should do a quick search online. […]

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The Connection Between Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

When a woman becomes pregnant, many physiological and emotional changes can take place — a rise in hormone levels, an increase in blood volume, and an increase in uterus size, just to name a few. These physiological changes during pregnancy are also often accompanied by a long list of physical symptoms, including: Nausea Fatigue Frequent […]

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Does Crossing Your Legs Cause Varicose Veins?

Many of you have heard it before “Crossing your legs will cause varicose veins.” The debate has gone on for ages, but what’s the truth? Can simply crossing your legs too often be one of reasons you’re developing varicose veins, or is it just a myth? The truth is that crossing your legs is not […]

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This New Year’s Resolution Can Help Save Your Life

Have you resolved to take care of yourself this New Year? Living in Louisiana, you may think about eating better, getting exercise and quitting bad habits as your resolutions. But what about your total vascular health? Resolving to get healthy means taking care of your health as a whole. Varicose veins are those unsightly bulging […]

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Is Sclerotherapy Right For Your Varicose and Spider Veins?

Sclerotherapy is generally used to treat varicose and spider veins. A salt solution is directly injected into the vein, causing the blood to clot and the vein to collapse. The collapsed vein is then reabsorbed by your body, leaving no visible sign of it. This technique has been widely used to treat smaller veins since […]

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