Entries by Elizabeth Lazdins

Met your deductible? Come see us

If unsightly leg veins kept you from enjoying summer fun, now’s the time to take action. Vein disease is a serious medical condition where our veins don’t properly return blood from the legs back to the heart. It’s progressive and will worsen over time if left untreated. Fall is a great time to come see […]

Prioritize leg vein health in the summertime heat

The increased temperatures of summer have finally hit after a rainy, cooler spring. That warmer weather is a reminder to prioritize leg vein health, especially because your legs will likely be more exposed in shorts and swimsuits. Conditions such as heat stroke and sunburns might be more top of mind this time of year, but […]

Work on movement in your job for better leg vein health

Whether you work in an office or on a factory floor, your job likely dictates how much sitting and standing you do on a regular basis. We’ve all read the news about the dangers of sitting and how it increases the risk for chronic issues such as heart disease and diabetes. Some of the same […]

Varicose Vein Treatment Uncovers Hereditary Link

For years, Colleen Giachetti’s legs bothered her. It started when she was pregnant. Then she gained a little weight. Over time, the veins in her legs started looking gnarled – a classic symptom of varicose veins. At first she thought it was a cosmetic issue. But as time passed, those veins became more and more […]

Northern Illinois Vein Clinic Earns Vein Center Accreditation

Northern Illinois Vein Clinic (NIVC), a leading local provider of leading-edge, nonsurgical treatments for leg vein issues, including varicose and spider veins, announced today it has earned the “Vein Center” accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission(IAC), making it the only vein clinic in the region and one of three in the state of Illinois to be accredited […]

Varicose Veins Disease

What are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins generally appear as blue, somewhat bulging “cords” that run close to the surface of your skin. Most commonly, they appear on the feet and legs. There are two main types of varicose veins: superficial and deep. Superficial varicose veins are easily visible, right beneath the surface of the skin, […]

How to prevent varicose veins

The appearance of varicose veins, or visibly risen veins often found in feet and legs, is a widespread disorder seen in many adults across America. Though it is a condition that affects limbs, varicose veins can actually come from a multitude of different reasons. Varicose veins are common, stemming from numerous conditions, causes blood pressure […]

What Could Be Causing Leg Sores?

It often begins with a discolored spot on the skin near the ankle. Or maybe a minor injury breaks the skin. In most people, the bruising or broken skin heals up within a week or two. However, when there’s an underlying vein problem, the wound doesn’t heal and may increase in size, or reappears after […]

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution for Healthy Veins

You’ve been meaning to take better care of your veins, but it hasn’t been a priority. This year, it’s time to put your vein health first and get relief from your painful, unsightly varicose or spider veins. Varicose and spider veins appear when your veins aren’t working properly You may feel aches, pains, or even […]

Foods that Fuel Healthy Veins

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, the perfect time to celebrate the positive influence of nutrition on the body. Eating for healthy veins is easy with these simple tips. Fight varicose veins and spider veins with smarter nutrition “Cleaning up” your diet can reduce the pressure on your veins and even reinforce them. […]