Entries by Rimas Gilvydis

Know the Signs of Vein Disease Before It Progresses

Have you started to notice deeply colored veins in your legs that seem strange? Are you worried about a family member who frequently has swollen or painful legs? It’s normal to wonder if the problem is vein disease in these situations. Knowing the symptoms of spider veins and varicose veins can help you find the […]

Why Choose Us: Experience and Results

Living with the symptoms of varicose veins or spider veins can disrupt your quality of life. At Northern Illinois Vein Clinic, we are the leading experts in vein disease in the region because we focus solely on the treatment of leg vein disease. We deliver successful outcomes, and our patients become our best advocates. Patient […]

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 […]

Guys: Don’t Ignore Varicose Veins

We get it. Guys don’t often obsess over the look of varicose veins at the beach. But men make up about 25% of varicose vein patients nationwide and nearly 45% percent of our patient base at Northern Illinois Vein Clinic. Almost half of all men get varicose veins at some point, and the debilitating pain […]

Treat Varicose Veins Between Pregnancies

Your risk of developing vein disease – especially varicose veins – increases if you have a family history of them or if you spend long periods of time standing or sitting. Varicose veins affect both women and men, and a common risk factor for women is pregnancy. More than 40% of pregnant women experience varicose […]

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 […]

Family history increases risk for developing varicose veins

It’s important to know our family history for various medical issues, from cancer to vein disease. A visit to the doctor’s office is a frequent reminder of this need-to-know information every time we have to fill out a form or confirm details with a nurse during a checkup. Another question to ask your immediate and/or […]

We Prioritize Your Experience

Living with the symptoms of varicose veins or other vein disease can be debilitating and disrupt your quality of life. Taking steps to talk to your doctor about your symptoms or start researching options for care can also feel intimidating. The information can seem overwhelming and reading about a potential online diagnosis can cause anxiety. […]

Cast Your What Rocks Vote for Northern Illinois Vein Clinic

Northern Illinois Vein Clinic made the Top 5 for the Rockford Register Star’s What Rocks awards, which recognize the top businesses in the region. You helped us get there by nominating us, for which we are so grateful. Voting has started, and you can vote for Northern Illinois Vein Clinic once per day through Friday, […]