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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Anatomy of Your Veins

Before explaining the anatomy of your veins, it’s important to understand a bit about your cardiovascular system. The cardiovascular system is an enormous network of blood vessels. This network begins with the pulmonary vein and carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart. The oxygenated blood is then transported to every organ, tissue and […]

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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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Eating for Vascular Health

Consuming a well-balanced diet is always important for maintaining healthy systems within the body. But did you know there are certain nutrients that will specifically help improve the health of your veins, arteries and heart? Vitamin C, vitamin E, niacin, antioxidants and fiber all help promote optimal functionality for these components within the vascular system. […]

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Veins and Ultrasound Technology

Ultrasounds for Vein Disease

Using Ultrasounds to Diagnose Vein Disease Venous disease, also referred to as venous insufficiency, occurs when the vein walls and valves become weak and damaged and cannot properly return blood to the heart. The result is the pooling of blood in your legs and feet, causing the veins to distend and become enlarged. Over time, […]

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