Entries by Fernando Mercado

Is Vein Disease Causing Restless Legs Syndrome?

What Is Restless Legs Syndrome? Restless legs syndrome is a nervous system disorder that causes unpleasant sensations such as itching or tingling in the legs, feet, or thighs. People who have RLS feel an overpowering urge to move their legs to make these uncomfortable feelings go away. Unfortunately, moving around only provides temporary relief. Trying […]

Facts About Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

Sometimes, well-meaning friends say that you should “learn to live with” varicose veins or insist that they’re “not that bad.” You know the truth: These veins can cause a lot of pain, make it hard to sleep, affect your self-esteem, and interfere with your happiness. That’s why high-tech treatments such as endovenous laser ablation are […]

Why Are Compression Stockings Important?

Compression stockings are snug-fitting pieces of clothing for the legs. They look similar to other socks or stockings, but their unique design puts gentle pressure on your ankles and legs. Compression therapy is likely to be recommended if you have varicose veins or another type of venous insufficiency. How Compression Stockings Help Veins Healthy veins […]

Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

Spider veins and varicose veins are parts of pregnancy that many people don’t talk about, which is why it’s natural for new moms to get nervous. If you’re pregnant or in between pregnancies and have spider veins or varicose veins, you probably have a lot of questions. Here are the answers you’re looking for. Are […]

Does Vaping Harm Veins?

Vaping is widely marketed as a “safe” alternative to traditional cigarettes. Unfortunately, e-cigarettes still have nicotine, as well as substances such as propylene glycol and glycerol. Do chemicals from vaping damage your veins (including those in your legs, which could contribute to conditions such as varicose veins)? How Do Chemicals from Normal Cigarettes Affect Your Veins? […]

Exercise While Working from Home

Staying active is important for your entire body. It uplifts your emotions, boosts your immune response, and helps prevent health problems such as deep vein thrombosis. Now that many jobs involve remote work from home, it’s easy to forget about moving around throughout the day or exercising. Fortunately, getting the exercise your body needs isn’t […]

Top 5 Ways to Treat Your Vein Disease

If you’re one of the 30 percent of Americans who live with a vein disorder or disease, it can be challenging to find comfort throughout the day. Thankfully, there are many ways to reduce symptoms or treat your discomfort, such as a venous insufficiency ultrasound.   Signs of Vein Disease The valves throughout your body’s […]

Venous Insufficiency Symptoms

Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the blood in your legs has begun to flow backward. Your veins have a valve containing two flaps, and these flaps prevent blood from flowing in the wrong direction. After your oxygenated blood has been pumped from your heart to your legs, the veins should take the deoxygenated […]

5 Natural Cures for Varicose Veins

If you are bothered by the appearance of your legs due to dark, protruding veins, you may want a varicose vein treatment so you can show those gams off again in confidence. At Northern Illinois Vein Clinic, we can offer you different options for managing these unpleasant veins. Here are five ideas for natural cures […]