Tips for Relief from Varicose Veins While Traveling

Tips For Relief From Varicose Veins While Traveling

Your holiday trip to visit family and friends is quickly approaching. But as much as you’re looking forward to spending time with the people you love, if you have varicose veins, you may be anxious, too. For people with varicose veins, trips of four hours or more by plane, car or train can intensify pain […]

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Vein Disease FAQs: Your Questions Answered

Painful and often debilitating vein problems are prevalent among Americans. They are so common in fact, that more than 50 percent of women and up to 45 percent of men suffer from some type of vein problem. At Northern Illinois Vein Clinic, we specialize in diagnosing and treating varicose veins, spider veins and vein disease. […]

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Fruit and Veggies–More Matters Month: Eating for Healthy Veins

September is Fruit and Veggies–More Matters 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. Adding […]

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What's the Difference Between Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?

Varicose veins and spider veins are visible veins on the surface of the skin that indicate an underlying problem with reverse venous flow. What is reverse venous flow? Reverse venous flow, also known as venous insufficiency, is a condition that occurs when the valves inside the leg veins become weak, damaged or otherwise compromised. These […]

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Is Vein Disease Hereditary?

Many people who suffer from varicose and spider veins may wonder, is vein disease hereditary? Heredity is a contributing factor in more than 80 percent of patients suffering from vein disease. In addition, pregnancy, obesity, hormone therapy and occupations that require long periods of standing or sitting can contribute to the development of vein disease, […]

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Vein Treatment: What Are Your Options?

  If you are experiencing symptoms and signs associated with venous insufficiency, varicose veins or spider veins, it’s important to see a vein specialist who can help you understand the vein treatment options that are best for you. Some of the most common and effective vein treatments include endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and sclerotherapy.  Endovenous […]

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Should You Have Your Veins Screened?

What is a vein screening? A vein screening is an assessment usually done on the legs to detect if vein disease is present, or if you’re at risk. A vein screening will also help your physician determine which course of treatment is right for you if evidence of vein disease is found. Should you have […]

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The Link Between Vein Disease and Pregnancy

Pregnancy causes many changes to occur –– both physical and emotional –– including increased blood volume, a rapidly growing uterus, and a rise in hormone levels. Along with all of these changes also comes the increased risk for vein disease, which can result in the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins. Check out the […]

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Are You At Risk For Venous Disease?

Venous disease is often characterized by painful, uncomfortable feelings in the legs and commonly manifested by the presence of varicose veins and spider veins. What is venous disease? Venous disease occurs when the tiny valves within your veins become weak or damaged and can no longer sufficiently pump the blood from the legs back up […]

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How Your Job Affects Your Veins

  There are many factors that increase your risk for developing varicose veins, and your job can be one of them. If your job forces you to sit or stand for extended periods of time, it’s possible your job is contributing to the development of venous vein problems, potentially including bulging, unsightly and uncomfortable varicose […]

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