Tri-City Vein Center Blog

How do I Stop Varicose Veins from Getting Worse?

November 15, 2018 • Tri-City Vein Center • Varicose Veins

Vein diseases, such as varicose veins, are progressive. In other words, the signs, symptoms and tissue damage associated with vein diseases worsen with time. This is especially true for untreated varicose veins. Varicose veins are those bulging, twisted veins that sometimes develop in the lower legs. These slightly and sometimes painful veins are often the result of venous reflux disease, a circulatory problem in which blood accumulates in the lower legs. The accumulation of blood causes the veins at the surface of the skin to bloat and twist. Left untreated, varicose veins can become larger and even more unattractive....

Put a Hold on That Massage if You Have DVT

October 25, 2018 • plymouth • DVT

Massages are a great way to help you relax, unwind, and soothe sore muscles, but if you are currently undergoing treatment for deep vein thrombosis, or DVT as it is commonly called, your health could be at risk. Discover why it is important to treat deep vein thrombosis, either with sclerotherapy or radiofrequency ablation, before scheduling your next massage.     Should You Get a Massage if You Have DVT? While there is nothing physically preventing you from going and getting a massage if you have deep vein thrombosis, it is not advisable. The small blood clots that cause your deep vein thrombosis could break loose....

Is radiofrequency ablation considered surgery?

October 15, 2018 • plymouth • RFA

Millions of men and women in the U.S. suffer from painful, ugly varicose veins, struggling with symptoms like fatigue, cramps, heaviness, and other problems that can make even simple activities uncomfortable. Varicose veins are typically associated with a condition called venous reflux disease, which occurs when the tiny valves inside your veins stop working the way they’re supposed to. Normally, these little valves open and close to keep your blood moving from your legs and feet back to your heart. But if the valves become damaged, circulation slows down, and the pressure against the vein walls increases, resulting in ugly, bulging varicose veins....

Could Your Height Make You Susceptible to Varicose Veins?

September 23, 2018 • plymouth • Varicose Veins

Inactivity, leading a sedentary lifestyle, and genetics are all known causes of venous disease, but did you know that your height could cause you to experience varicose veins? New Study Suggests Height Could Cause Varicose Veins A medical study which was recently published in Circulation took a closer look at the genetic factors that may cause various types of venous disease, such as varicose or spider veins, venous reflux disease, and deep vein thrombosis. The study confirmed that factors, such as age, family history, previous history of cardiovascular problems, sex, weight, and current lifestyle, are known to cause venous disease....

Blood Clots: Signs, Symptoms, Risks and More

September 12, 2018 • plymouth • DVT

Understanding Blood Clots With Our Mesa Cardiology Team  Did you know that blood clots cause the death of up to 300,000 people per year in the US? That’s more than the number of people who die annually from AIDS, motor vehicle accidents, and breast cancer combined. At the Tri-City Vein Center, our board-certified vascular physicians are honored to provide innovative diagnostic and therapeutic vein services to help people avoid the potentially deadly consequences of undetected and untreated blood clots. What Are Blood Clots? Blood clots happen when parts of your blood glob together into small semi-solid masses....

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