Tri-City Vein Center Blog

What to Expect at a Vein Treatment Clinic

January 12, 2018 • • Vein Treatment

When you visit a vein treatment clinic for the first time, you may not know what to expect. Seeking treatment for spider veins or varicose veins can be overwhelming, and you may be feeling nervous and/or confused. Below is some information to put your mind at ease about your first visit.  What is a Vein Treatment Clinic? A vein treatment clinic is a medical facility dedicated to the treatment of abnormal veins, including spider veins and varicose veins. These clinics are able to diagnose various vein conditions and recommend the treatment options that are most appropriate for the patient....

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....

Could Your Current Exercise Routine be Causing Varicose Veins?

December 12, 2017 • • Varicose Veins

Exercising on a daily basis has numerous health benefits that range from preventing bone loss and improving heart health to reducing stress and building muscles. However, despite all these health benefits associated with daily exercise, you could be putting yourself at risk for developing varicose veins if your daily workout routine includes specific types of exercise. Learning more about the connection between exercise and varicose veins will help you determine if your current daily workout routine may need to be modified. Debunking the Myth that Exercise Caused Varicose Veins Many people commonly assume that exercise, especially extremely strenuous types of exercises, cause varicose veins....

Compression Stockings. What do I Need?

January 1, 1970 • MD • Uncategorized

If you have symptoms of venous disease, compression stockings are often helpful to alleviate some of the discomfort. Or if you have a job in which you sit or stand for long hours, you might benefit from stockings to help keep your veins in healthy condition. Stockings come in all shapes, sizes and colors. There are knee high, thigh high and pantyhose styles and they come in a variety of strengths of compression. We recommend you use 20-30 mmHg strength for the best benefit. Knee high is generally sufficient to lend support, but thigh and pantyhose styles are beneficial if you have varicose veins particularly on the thighs....

Downtime

January 1, 1970 • MD • Uncategorized

Did you know…..all of our procedures to treat your varicose or insufficient veins are done using local anesthesia? That means you will not have any downtime. In fact, we encourage you to remain active for several days after any procedure. Using local anesthesia also means that most people who suffer from heart or lung problems, or who can otherwise not tolerate general anesthesia, can still safely undergo treatment of their vein diseas...

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