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What Is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?

If you have persistent pain below your abdomen, it could be pelvic congestion syndrome, which is marked by enlarged veins in your pelvis. Learn all about this condition and your options for finding relief here.

Nov 1st, 2021
6 Causes of Restless Legs Syndrome

Getting your restless legs syndrome (RLS) diagnosed and treated can help you find relief, but you still might wonder why you had the symptoms in the first place. Here are six of the most common causes of RLS.

Oct 4th, 2021
The Link Between Painful Sex and Fibroids

Fibroids are common and usually benign, but if your fibroid causes you discomfort during sex, you want to do something to stop the pain. Learn more about your treatment options here.

Sep 5th, 2021
Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

Bulging veins in your legs aren’t usually cause for concern other than cosmetic. But in some cases, varicose veins can lead to potentially dangerous complications. Here’s what you need to know.

Aug 26th, 2021
Warning Signs of an Enlarged Prostate

Enlarged prostates are extremely common — and very treatable. But how do you know if your prostate is enlarged? Learn the telltale symptoms here so you know when to seek treatment.

Jul 6th, 2021
Who's at Risk for Liver Cancer?

Your liver plays a critical role in your body. If you want to keep it healthy, you should be aware of risk factors that heighten your likelihood of getting liver cancer. Here’s a quick overview.

Jun 7th, 2021
What Every Man Should Know About Testicle Health

Testicle health is an important component of your overall health. It’s critical for men to know what to watch for in order to protect their testicular health. Here are a few things you should be aware of.

May 27th, 2021
Is Sex Painful? It Could Be Fibroids

Don’t let growths on your uterus rob you of a healthy sex life. If you’re experiencing discomfort during sex, it could be fibroids. Learn more about fibroids — including your treatment options — here.

Apr 16th, 2021
There's Blood in My Urine

It’s never a good feeling to see blood in your urine. It could be due to something minor, or it could be a cause for more concern. Learn about what can cause blood in your urine — and what to do about it.

Mar 16th, 2021
Why You May Need to Have Your IVC Filter Removed

If you have an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter but your risk for blood clots has dissipated, you might benefit from having that filter removed. Here, you can learn how to decide if the minimally invasive removal procedure is right for you.

Feb 16th, 2021
7 Signs That You May Have Fibroids

Uterine fibroids don’t always cause symptoms, but when they do, they can impair your quality of life. Here are the most common signs that you may have fibroids — and what we can do about them.

Jan 17th, 2021
Prostate Artery Embolization

BPH, or enlargement of the prostate gland, is a common condition in which a noncancerous tumor causes urinary problems for men. Fortunately, minimally invasive prostate artery embolization can address these problems.

Nov 1st, 2020
Solutions for Restless Legs Syndrome

If restless legs syndrome is getting in the way of your ability to relax or get a good night’s sleep, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some solutions to help settle your legs.

Oct 15th, 2020
5 Tips to Reduce Varicose Veins

Twisted, enlarged varicose veins affect the way your legs look, and they can be downright uncomfortable. Use these tips to alleviate symptoms associated with varicose veins or, better yet, to keep them at bay.

Sep 18th, 2020
Varicose Veins Aren't Just a Cosmetic Issue

Do you have blue and purple snake-like veins running up and down your lower legs? Varicose veins aren’t just unsightly, they can pose serious risks to your health. Find out what you can do for them.

Aug 14th, 2020
Bulging Veins On Your Hands & Why They Pop Out

Bulging hand veins can be perfectly normal, but can be a valid cosmetic concern if their enlarged look bothers you. Sometimes, enlarged hand veins are due to a more serious vein condition, such as varicose veins.

Apr 13th, 2020
Are Varicose Veins Causing Your RLS?

Could varicose veins be the cause of your restless legs syndrome? Several scientific studies suggest they could be. The symptoms of varicose veins and restless legs syndrome (RLS) are so similar that medical researchers have investigated whether...

Jan 6th, 2020
Understanding The Types Of Varicose Vein Treatments

Thinking about varicose vein treatment? There are several viable treatment options you can choose. Once you’ve made the decision to treat your varicose veins, the next step is choosing the treatment method.

Dec 5th, 2019
Can Patients With Varicose Veins Still Enjoy A Spa Day?

Spa treatments, including massages and hot tubs, can be dangerous for people with varicose veins. Learn the risks so you can stay safe. Everyone deserves the opportunity to unwind and relax, but the unfortunate reality is that plenty of classic...

Nov 5th, 2019
Is Your Diet Making Your Varicose Veins Worse?

A healthy diet can help you reduce any discomfort associated with your varicose veins. Numerous factors contribute to the formation of varicose veins. Heredity, lifestyle, pregnancy, gender, and age all rank as major contributors to the visible,...

Sep 1st, 2019
What Happens During Varicose Vein Treatment?

Today’s varicose vein treatments are virtually painless. So why are you delaying treatment? Is it time to finally treat your varicose veins? Only you can make that decision, but if the bulging veins on your legs or ankles are painful,...

Aug 12th, 2019
Can Home Remedies Cure Varicose Veins?

Essential oils and other at-home remedies for varicose veins may reduce symptoms for a time, but these potions are not a cure. Essential oils and other herbal remedies promise to rid sufferers of varicose veins, but do they really work?...

Jun 12th, 2019
How Does Heat Affect Varicose Veins?

Don’t let varicose veins stand in the way of your summer plans. Here’s how to safely enjoy the sun and heat. Summer is quickly approaching, and many people are excited to wear shorts or skirts, participate in outdoor activities, and sunbathe.

Apr 23rd, 2019
Can You Walk After Varicose Vein Surgery?

Varicose vein surgery is one of the most common types of surgery performed in the U.S., helping men and women relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of varicose veins while improving their circulatory health at the same time.

Mar 24th, 2019
What Exercises Are Bad For Varicose Veins?

Everyone knows getting regular exercise is one of the wisest moves you can make to improve your health, no matter how old you are or what type of life you lead. Exercise is important for losing excess weight, lowering cholesterol,...

Mar 11th, 2019
Best Exercises After Varicose Vein Treatment

Most varicose vein treatments don’t require much downtime. In fact, walking a bit right away, and exercising daily, is typically recommended. This level of exercise will help get your circulation back to normal, speed healing and help prevent blood clots.

Feb 19th, 2019
Why Do Varicose Veins Start Appearing?

Varicose veins are very common, and more likely to occur in women. Besides gender, there are a number of possible risk factors that can make varicose vein problems happen.

Feb 9th, 2019
Is Laser Treatment For Varicose Veins Painful?

Receiving treatment for varicose veins is important for good health, but can also be an issue of looking and feeling the way you want. With that in mind, one of the options many people choose is laser vein treatment.

Jan 22nd, 2019
Why Do Varicose Veins Appear?

Varicose veins are thick, twisted veins that appear on the surface of the skin. These unsightly veins typically appear on the back of a person’s lower leg. But why does a varicose vein appear at all? Why Does a Varicose Vein Develop?...

Jan 4th, 2019
What Happens If Varicose Veins Go Untreated?

Over 22 million women and 11 million men between 40 and 80 years old in the U.S. have varicose veins. There are numerous adverse consequences when you don’t treat this condition and each person will vary in how severe their complications are depending...

Dec 17th, 2018
How Do You Prepare For Laser Vein Treatment?

Preparing for laser vein treatment is important, even if it doesn’t seem like that much of a concern. While it’s generally considered a minimally invasive option for treating varicose and spider veins,...

Dec 6th, 2018
Can You Get A Bruised Vein?

Every bruise can be seen as a vein bruise, so yes—you can and do get vein bruising throughout your life. Your vein bruises can occur due to injury, due to varicose veins and even from medical care, like Cincinnati vein treatment.

Nov 14th, 2018
Is Walking Good For Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins occur when the tiny valves in your veins stop working the way they’re supposed to, interfering with normal circulation. Since exercise can help improve circulation, it makes sense that exercise – at least some types – can be beneficial...

Nov 4th, 2018
Can A Bruise Be Dangerous?

We all get bruises when we bump into something or fall down. Often, we may not remember exactly where a bruise came from. If you suffer from bulging or discolored varicose veins, you may get bruises more easily in that area.

Oct 22nd, 2018
What Is The Best Surgery For Varicose Veins?

When you’re seeking the ideal varicose vein treatment to help your legs feel and look better, you have many state-of-the-art options. But which is right for you, specifically? As you might imagine, there is no single right answer when selecting the best...

Oct 7th, 2018
What Causes Unexplained Bruises?

Where did that bruise come from? If you find multiple bruises on your body, but don’t recall bumping into anything, you may naturally become concerned. Here, we’ll discuss what the cause of your bruising might be, so that you can get the right type of...

Sep 13th, 2018
What Are The Risks Of Varicose Vein Surgery?

Varicose vein treatment has become safer and simpler during the past decades, yet many people still hesitate to have treatment, often because they’re concerned about the possible complications of risks associated with the procedures.

Sep 5th, 2018
Is It Normal For A Bruise To Spread?

Bruising tends to look worse than it is, and its appearance changes over time. Bruises are part of your body’s natural response to injury and healing process. Let’s look at the normal course of bruising after laser vein treatment,...

Aug 14th, 2018
What Is The Procedure To Do A Vein Stripping?

Vein stripping may sound intimidating, but the once-complex treatment has come a long way since it was first invented more than two thousand years ago. These days, our vein surgeons can treat varicose veins using minimally invasive, microsurgery...

Aug 5th, 2018
Pregnancy And Vulvar Varicose Veins: Know Your Treatment Option

Pregnancy is an exciting time, but that doesn’t mean it’s a time free from aches, pains and other “side effects” that can cause discomfort or concern. Most moms-to-be know all about morning sickness, backache and stretch marks, and varicose veins in...

Jul 16th, 2018
Varicose Veins And The Common Issues Associated With Them

If you have issues with varicose veins, you are not alone. The American Society for Vascular Surgery says that at least 20 to 25 million Americans have this vein problem. Varicose veins can be unsightly and sometimes problematic.

Jul 6th, 2018
What Vitamins Are Good For Varicose Veins?

No doubt about it: The foods we eat have a huge influence on our health – and on every part of the body, including our veins and arteries. In fact, it’s those veins and arteries that carry all the essential nutrients to our organs and...

Jun 13th, 2018
Do Veins Grow Back After Removal?

Today, there are plenty of minimally-invasive options available for varicose vein treatment, including ambulatory phlebectomy, laser vein treatment and radiofrequency ablation.

Jun 7th, 2018
How Does Endovenous Laser Ablation Work?

Varicose veins aren’t just ugly. They can also cause symptoms like pain, persistent aching, heaviness, and fatigue. What’s more, because varicose veins are damaged and malfunctioning, they can also interfere with normal circulation.

May 20th, 2018
What To Expect After Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is one of the most common varicose vein treatment options, and it has a long history of success. At our Cincinnati vein treatment center, we offer ambulatory phlebectomy using the most advanced techniques and technology to help...

May 11th, 2018
Can Spider Veins On The Nose Go Away?

Nasal spider veins are very common and rarely disappear on their own. One exception is pregnancy-related spider veins (usually on lower legs, however) that can disappear after a few months.

Apr 18th, 2018
Is Small Vessel Disease Dangerous?

Unlike some medical problems, small vessel disease isn’t hiding behind hard-to-pronounce medical terms. Still, you’ll need some background information to understand the true meaning of this diagnosis and protect your health.

Apr 10th, 2018
What Can Be Done For Spider Veins?

A specific variety of varicose veins, spider veins get their name from their cobweb-like appearance. Anyone who has suffered from spider veins knows that this condition is always unsightly and often painful.

Mar 21st, 2018
What Is Small Vein Disease In The Brain?

So much focus is placed on raising awareness about how heart disease can damage the veins around near the heart that a very similar problem is often overlooked or ignored.

Mar 10th, 2018
What Is Small Vein Disease?

Spider veins are sometimes referred to as telangiectasia, broken capillaries, or small vein disease. Just because these blood vessels are small doesn’t make them unimportant. Spider veins (small vein disease) and varicose veins often occur in the...

Feb 20th, 2018
Can Spider Veins Cause Bruising?

Many patients at our Cincinnati vein treatment center are concerned about spider veins and bruises. They also wonder if these two things are linked. Tiny spider veins are sometimes called broken capillaries, and they are in fact broken, abnormal veins.

Feb 9th, 2018
Varicose Vein Prevention

For the most part, you can’t prevent all varicose veins from forming. But you can reduce your risk of developing varicose veins and you can lessen the worsening of existing varicose veins.

Jan 22nd, 2018
Why Do Varicose Veins Occur?

Varicose veins have a variety of causes and risk factors, and one is heredity. If varicose veins run in your family, you may not be able to avoid them entirely. Still there are many lifestyle habits that you can develop to prevent or lessen the chances...

Jan 10th, 2018
Can I Get Vein Treatment While Pregnant?

Pregnant women are at high risk of developing varicose veins due to several factors including an increase in blood volume, a decrease in blood flow rate, pressure on the vena cava from the uterus, and hormonal changes that dilate the vessels.

Dec 20th, 2017
How Does Laser Vein Treatment Work?

Laser vein treatment uses the power of light energy to remove the appearance of varicose veins. If you have ever had this type of vein treatment, then you know there is a significant difference before & after treatment after laser therapy from...

Dec 7th, 2017
Can I Exercise After Vein Treatment?

After undergoing treatment for spider and varicose veins you may be eager to resume your regular day-to-day exercise routine. However, depending upon what type of procedure you had done at the Cincinnati vein treatment center,...

Nov 14th, 2017
Laser Vein Treatment And Sclerotherapy: Know The Difference

Varicose veins and spider veins aren’t just ugly; they can also be a sign of serious underlying vascular problems that can take a toll on your health. The good news is, there are advanced treatment options that can help eliminate those ugly,...

Oct 5th, 2017
How Leg Vein Removal Works

While nonsurgical treatment options are often preferred for patients seeking spider vein or varicose vein treatment, sometimes surgery is the best, or only, an option available.

Sep 13th, 2017
All About Spider Vein Treatment

Spider veins are an embarrassing problem that affects millions of people in the United States. Fortunately, effective treatments for this condition are available. Below is some information to help you understand this condition and determine the right...

Aug 25th, 2017
Microphlebectomy Information From Our Vein Doctor

One fact difficult for varicose vein patients to face is that the venous insufficiency responsible for these abnormal vessels gets worse as time passes. The top priority of a vein doctor is avoiding a deep vein thrombosis by treating the underlying...

Aug 5th, 2017
How Sclerotherapy Differs From Other Vein Treatments

Not all types of vein disease are created equally. So it makes sense that not all types of vein treatment are the same. Whether sclerotherapy or another treatment for spider or varicose veins is right for you depends on the type of veins you have.

Jul 25th, 2017
How A Varicose Vein Doctor Can Help You

Every year, millions of people are diagnosed with varicose veins, or twisted, swollen veins that are visible just below the surface of the skin. Varicose veins can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance and can also cause discomfort...

Jun 24th, 2017
How A Vein Specialist Uses Sclerotherapy For Spider Veins

When it comes to treating spider veins, the gold standard of therapy a vein specialist uses is sclerotherapy. This physician, who is often an interventional radiologist, can sometimes also utilize this procedure to treat small varicose veins.

Jun 7th, 2017
What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are so named because they resemble spider webs, but these webs appear in colors such as purple or red. Spider veins typically appear on your face or legs. You may notice spider veins on your cheeks or around your nose, just under the skin.

May 28th, 2017
How To Maintain Healthy Veins For Life

There are, unfortunately, many threats to healthy veins, but this does not mean vein disease is unavoidable. Vein problems are very common these days, and the more time you spend on this Earth, the more likely you are to develop varicose veins or...

May 12th, 2017
What To Look For In A Vein Specialist

You’ve long been bothered by the spider veins or varicose veins on your legs. You want to get treatment for them, but you don’t want to see any old doctor. You want to see a vein specialist or vein doctor.

Apr 21st, 2017
How A Vein Clinic Uses Vascular Ultrasound

Before recommending a treatment plan for a patient with spider or varicose veins, a physician needs an accurate picture of the extent of the problem. The use of vascular ultrasound at a vein clinic is extremely important in evaluating...

Apr 8th, 2017
When To Visit A Vein Care Specialist

Vein disease is an incredibly common issue that affects millions of people across the country. When you suffer from vein disease, you may feel embarrassed of your appearance, and you may experience uncomfortable symptoms that impact your quality of life.

Mar 7th, 2017
When You Need A Varicose Vein Doctor

Vascular problems in the legs range from a minor annoyance that is primarily cosmetic to more serious conditions like open ulcers. If you have spider veins, for example, they may not need treatment.

Mar 5th, 2017
When You Need Spider Vein Treatment

Spider veins – the medical term is telangiectases or venulectases – don’t usually cause symptoms but their appearance bothers many people. This is particularly true when spider veins appear on the face.

Feb 21st, 2017
Can Winter Make Varicose Veins Worse?

You know you have a greater risk for sunburn in the summer, when you spend more time outdoors, and a greater risk for the cold and flu in the winter. But do the seasons have any effect on varicose veins?...

Feb 6th, 2017
Things To Know About Sclerotherapy

If you’re looking for spider vein treatment near McLean, VA, you’re going to want to learn about sclerotherapy. According to Medscape, it’s the primary treatment for both smaller varicose veins and for spider veins.

Jan 24th, 2017
Is Ambulatory Phlebectomy Right For You?

Varicose vein treatment has come a long way over the years. From the compression techniques recommended by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates (some still in use today) to major surgery called vein stripping, medicine has progressed to the technique...

Jan 10th, 2017
Choosing Endovenous Laser Ablation For Varicose Vein Treatment

EVLT sounds like it might be something out of a science fiction movie, but those initials actually stand for endovenous laser ablation. This relatively new varicose vein treatment is minimally invasive and the recovery time is much less than with...

Dec 20th, 2016
What To Expect From Spider Vein Treatment At A Vein Clinic

Almost everybody knows someone with spider veins or small varicose veins. Patients who have noticed the appearance of small vessels on their legs, ankle, or face might have many questions about treatment options at a vein clinic.

Dec 2nd, 2016
Varicose Veins – More Than Cosmetic

Leg pain, dry skin, itching, “heavy legs” – varicose veins have many symptoms in addition to unsightliness. But, most patients don’t realize that health insurance now frequently covers high tech therapies for treating this disease.

Nov 22nd, 2016
How A Vein Specialist Diagnoses Varicose Veins

One of the many important questions individuals thinking about visiting a vein specialist have is how this physician diagnoses varicose veins. Understanding the basics of these unwanted blood vessels and what a diagnosis involves often helps put...

Nov 18th, 2016
Questions To Ask Your Varicose Vein Doctor

Whether your varicose veins are just a cosmetic concern or are causing you physical symptoms, a varicose vein doctor can help you better understand the condition and the types of treatments available for it.

Nov 2nd, 2016
Understanding Spider Vein Treatment Options

Spider veins usually represent a cosmetic concern instead of a medical problem. For fair-skinned individuals, these small blue, red, or purple veins are very noticeable. Understanding spider vein treatment options helps alleviate the concerns...

Oct 20th, 2016
A Vein Doctor Explains Varicose Vein Causes And Risk Factors

Varicose veins are so common that many individuals wonder whether they will develop these abnormal blood vessels. Understanding what a vein doctor has to say about their causes and risk factors is helpful to many prospective patients.

Oct 4th, 2016
How To Get Ready For Sclerotherapy

When you have spider veins, sclerotherapy is often the go-to treatment. A minimally invasive procedure, sclerotherapy involves injecting the appropriate veins with a special chemical solution.

Sep 20th, 2016
Could EVLT Be Right For You?

If you suffer from varicose veins, you may have heard about Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT). Also often referred to as Endovenous Laser Therapy or even Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), EVLT is quickly becoming the “gold standard” treatment for...

Sep 5th, 2016
4 Reasons To Consider Ambulatory Phlebectomy

If you have varicose veins, you have a variety of treatment options, such as ambulatory phlebectomy and endovenous laser therapy. The number of treatment options available allows patients to choose the one that best fits with their lifestyle and...

Aug 25th, 2016
Treating Varicose Veins

Varicose vein treatment has come a long way since the days when Hippocrates (the father of modern medicine) recommended tight bandages to compress the legs. Interestingly, compression is still one of the management strategies used by varicose vein...

Jul 6th, 2016
ABout Sclerotherapy Treatment For Spider Veins

If you avoid wearing short pants or dresses or feel self-conscious about swimming attire due to spider veins, you might want to consider sclerotherapy. Performed in a vein clinic like Vascular and Interventional Associates, sclerotherapy can improve...

Jun 28th, 2016
Everything You Need To Know About EVLT

EVLT is a treatment for larger varicose veins that uses the power of laser light. If bulging, twisted varicose veins are ruining the smooth appearance of the skin on the back of your legs, you are not alone.

Jun 9th, 2016
Some Of The Benefits Of Endovenous Laser Ablation

For many patients, varicose veins are far more than a cosmetic issue. They sometimes cause throbbing and other discomfort. Fortunately, physicians can offer a number of non-surgical techniques to treat them.

May 26th, 2016
The Basics Of Treating Varicose Veins

Varicose vein treatment has come a long way since the days when Hippocrates (the father of modern medicine) recommended tight bandages to compress the legs. Interestingly, compression is still one of the management strategies used by...

Apr 22nd, 2016
Sclerotherapy Treatment For Spider Veins

If you avoid wearing short pants or dresses or feel self-conscious about swimming attire due to spider veins, you might want to consider sclerotherapy. Performed in a vein clinic like Vascular and Interventional Associates, sclerotherapy can improve...

Apr 12th, 2016
How Sclerotherapy Eliminates Spider Veins

The small red, blue, or purple veins that take their name from a spider’s web usually cause no medical problems. However, they are significant cosmetic issues for many patients and can cause discomfort in some.

Mar 4th, 2016