Compression Therapy

Varicose veins are a common problem that affects millions of people around the world. If you are one of them, you know all too well that varicose veins are more than just cosmetic nuisances. The symptoms these faulty veins cause can include achiness, fatigue and cramping. Endovenous Laser Ablation Therapy (EVLT) and sclerotherapy are common varicose veins […]

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Varicose Veins Linked to Deep Vein Thrombosis

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month, a public health initiative aimed at raising awareness of this commonly occurring medical condition and its potentially fatal complication, pulmonary embolism.  According to the American Heart Association, up to 2 million Americans are affected annually by DVT, yet 74 percent have little or no awareness of DVT. […]

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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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Treating Varicose Veins

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In recent years, treating varicose veins has shifted dramatically from outdated invasive surgery to the minimally invasive procedures that are available today.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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Vein Disease FAQs: Your Questions Answered

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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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