Entries by Elizabeth Lazdins

How To Choose the Right Procedure for Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose veins are an embarrassing and often painful medical condition caused by the poor circulation of blood in your legs. The American Society for Vascular Surgery reports that up to 25 million Americans suffer from this painful condition. However, there are several treatments available for varicose veins which will help boost your confidence and improve […]

How Serious is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

To prevent excess blood loss, your body has the extraordinary ability to clot blood. This is what stops you from bleeding when you cut yourself shaving or otherwise make yourself bleed. While this ability can be helpful when you cut your skin, it can also be dangerous when a clot forms in a vein, like a deep vein […]

How Laser Vein Removal Can Change Your Life

Varicose veins may begin appearing in your legs or become more prevalent as you get older. Varicose veins are relatively common, with approximately 35 percent of Americans experiencing this condition. Fortunately, some treatments can effectively eliminate varicose veins and alleviate accompanying symptoms. Centers like Northern Illinois Vein Clinic help patients reclaim their bodies, find relief […]

How Do Blood Clots Form in Veins?

Blood clots can often develop at times and in places where their presence can be harmful. This development can lead to stroke, heart attack, swelling, and severe pain. To prevent them, it is essential to understand how blood clots form in veins. How Blood Clots Form in Veins Small disc-shaped cells called platelets are triggered […]

Varicose vein treatments gives patient ‘two new legs’

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

Summer fun back on the agenda after leg vein treatment

Until this year, Carla Nipps wouldn’t wear shorts or a swimsuit during the summer months because she was embarrassed by her legs. Varicose veins started showing more prominently in her legs after she had her first child at age 22. Now 57, Carla said the problem worsened during the past three decades, particularly because her […]