Vein Disease

Is Chronic Venous Insufficiency Life-Threatening?

June 21, 2018 • • Vein Disease

Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition that occurs when the veins are no longer functioning properly. It can lead to the development of abnormal veins, including spider veins and varicose veins. When left untreated, this condition can result in serious complications, some of which may even be life-threatening.  What Is Chronic Venous Insufficiency? One of the most common vein diseases, chronic venous insufficiency is a serious condition that causes the valves in the leg veins to stop working as they should. Normally, these valves prevent blood from flowing backward. However, when they malfunction, blood can pool in the veins.

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What You Need to Know about Radiofrequency Ablation

April 23, 2018 • • Vein Disease

If you have varicose veins, you will have several treatment options available, including sclerotherapy, laser therapy, compression therapy and more. However, one of the most effective treatments for patients with varicose veins is radiofrequency ablation. Below is some information about this minimally-invasive procedure so you can understand how it works and when it is appropriate.  What Is Radiofrequency Ablation? Radiofrequency ablation is a common procedure used to treat varicose veins in the legs. During the procedure, the vein surgeon places a catheter inside the affected vein under ultrasound guidance. This catheter delivers radiofrequency energy to the interior of the vein.

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How to Lower Your Blood Pressure to Avoid Venous Reflux Disease

January 26, 2018 • • Vein Disease

High blood pressure contributes to serious cardiovascular and circulatory problems, including varicose veins, venous reflux disease and heart attack. Also called HBP or hypertension, high blood pressure can lower your quality of life and even kill–silently. HBP may have no symptoms at all, so it’s crucial to have your blood pressure, heart and vascular health checked regularly. What is High Blood Pressure? Hypertension (also known as HBP or high blood pressure) occurs when the heart pumps blood at high pressure through your blood vessels. This hard pumping can create tiny tears in the arteries, where cholesterol can build up and HBP can also damage tiny vein valves.

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Understanding Venous Reflux Disease

December 27, 2017 • • Vein Disease

Venous reflux disease is a chronic condition that leads to the development of abnormal veins. This condition occurs most commonly in the legs, when the veins don’t allow blood to flow normally back to the heart. Instead, the valves in these veins stop working properly and allow blood to flow the wrong direction. This leads to pooling of blood and dilation of the blood in your legs. This condition can be painful and embarrassing, leading to a variety of symptoms. Fortunately, it can also be treated effectively.

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