Tri-City Vein Center Blog

When to Get Spider Veins Treated

March 3, 2022 • ngoulds • Vein DiseaseVein Treatment

Spider veins can occur when the valves in your veins stop working properly. Spider veins are small varicose veins that appear in web-like red and blue patterns on your legs, often changing their appearance. While most often these veins are small enough not to cause pain or swelling, they can distort the appearance of your legs, often making you uncomfortable in clothing that shows them off. Who Is at Risk for Spider Veins? While anyone can develop spider veins, spider veins are most common in women and even more prevalent in women who have had children....

Bulging Veins in Your Hands? We Can Help!

February 3, 2022 • ngoulds • Varicose VeinsVein CareVein Disease

You may have noticed bulging veins in your hands, especially if you’ve been doing something active, or it’s a warm day. But you’re probably wondering what causes hand veins to be more pronounced, and whether you need to worry about that. The short answer is that many people experience this, and there are several common reasons for it. But the longer answer is that you may need to learn more about vein issues, so you can make sure you’re keeping your vascular system as healthy as possible....

Symptoms of a DVT

January 3, 2022 • ngoulds • DVT

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein located in the body. They often form in the legs, but they can occur in deep veins in other locations throughout your body. A DVT requires immediate treatment and can result in life-threatening conditions. While a DVT can occur with anyone, several factors can increase your risk of developing one. You are at increased risk of a DVT if you: have had a previous blood clot before. have a family history of DVTs. are over the age of 40. are on bed rest or spend long periods in a seated position...

Your Leg Veins Will Be Affected by Birth Control Use

December 3, 2021 • zburt • PregnancyVein Care

Leg vein disorders such as spider veins and varicose veins are conditions that affect around half of the adult population in the United States, with women making up the majority of cases. What many women who suffer from these disorders don’t realize, though, is that the birth control they are taking may be exaggerating the problem. In this article, we’ll explore the correlation between venous disorders and birth control use as well as look at how you can go about treating your varicose and spider veins....

What Is Venous Reflux Disease and How Do You Treat It?

November 3, 2021 • zburt • Uncategorized

Venous reflux disease, also called vein reflux disease or chronic venous insufficiency, is a condition where the veins that return the blood from your legs to your heart are not functioning the way they should. It’s a very common condition, affecting about 20-to-40% of the people in the U.S., and is especially common in women over age 50. If not treated, venous reflux disease can get worse and lead to other complications. Common Symptoms of Venous Reflux If you have venous reflux disease, the valves in the veins in your legs have become damaged. Blood flows downward and pools in the legs, ankles, feet, or toe...

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