Foods That Can Negatively Affect Your Veins

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It’s true: We are what we eat. Most people know that a balanced diet is vital to overall good health. But does nutrition affect the circulatory system? The answer is yes. There are foods and nutrients that are known allies to your arteries and veins. But it’s important to be aware of the foods that […]

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Microphlebectomy Alternative Treatments

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Microphlebectomy is a standard procedure that uses tiny incisions to remove varicose veins. The incisions are typically about ¼ of an inch in length, and then an adhesive bandage is placed over each incision. Although this procedure leaves minimal scarring, many patients find it invasive and inconvenient. Dr. Gilvydis at Northern Illinois Vein Clinic in […]

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68yo Roscoe Resident Back in the Game Thanks to Varicose Vein Treatment

Tom Adland thought his varicose veins would permanently sideline him from everyday life. But then he met Dr. Rimas Gilvydis and the staff at Northern Illinois Vein Clinic. Adland’s varicose veins started bothering him about 15 years ago. Since that time, the now-68-year-old Roscoe resident underwent three vein-stripping procedures. “It was just to no avail,” […]

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Varicose Veins Linked to Deep Vein Thrombosis

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month, a public health initiative aimed at raising awareness of this commonly occurring medical condition and its potentially fatal complication, pulmonary embolism.  According to the American Heart Association, up to 2 million Americans are affected annually by DVT, yet 74 percent have little or no awareness of DVT. […]

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