Treating Varicose Veins

treating varicose veins

In recent years, treating varicose veins has shifted dramatically from outdated invasive surgery to the minimally invasive procedures that are available today. Many of these advanced methods require only local anesthesia, a brief office visit and a short recovery time. Venous insufficiency and varicose veins It’s estimated that more than 40 million people in the […]

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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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Surprising Places Varicose Veins Can Appear

Varicose veins are unsightly, bulging, ropy veins that appear most commonly on the legs. These are superficial veins located just under the skin. They can cause discomfort and lead to more serious health issues if left untreated. Although they are most often seen on the lower legs, varicose veins can appear just about anywhere on […]

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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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Easing Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins most commonly occur in people who stand or sit for prolonged periods of time throughout their day. While standing or sitting itself doesn’t actually cause vein disease, it’s definitely a contributing factor to the development of varicose veins and spider veins. Veins have one-way valves that pump a person’s blood throughout the body […]

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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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