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When Is Leg Swelling Cause for Concern?

Leg swelling often resolves on its own within a day or two. But if it lasts or it keeps coming back, it’s time to talk to a doctor. Find out more about when leg swelling is a cause for concern.
Jun 26th, 2024
DVT: What You Need to Know

DVT: What You Need to Know

Persistent swelling in your legs could be a sign of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which means a blood clot has developed in your leg. Here’s a quick overview of DVT and what to do if you notice the signs.
May 2nd, 2024

5 Signs of Pelvic Venous Congestion Syndrome

Pelvic venous congestion syndrome causes blood flow problems that lead to a variety of unwelcome symptoms. Here are five signs you might be living with this condition — and what you can do about it.
Apr 8th, 2024
Can Losing Weight Stop My Sciatic Nerve Pain?

Can Losing Weight Stop My Sciatic Nerve Pain?

Getting to a healthy weight could be a key part of your sciatica management plan. This month, learn why your weight matters and how losing extra pounds can help you get lasting pain relief.
Feb 2nd, 2024
6 Signs You Have a Pinched Back Nerve

6 Signs You Have a Pinched Back Nerve

A pinched back nerve can be tricky because the pain isn’t always confined to your back. Learn the symptoms of this condition — and what you can do about it — here.
Oct 10th, 2023
4 Reasons Your Legs Feel Heavy

4 Reasons Your Legs Feel Heavy

In some cases, it’s normal for your legs to feel heavy. But if you can’t trace it back to strenuous activity, that weighted sensation could be a sign something is off with your vascular system.
Sep 1st, 2023
Why Do I Have an Enlarged Prostate in My 30s?

Why Do I Have an Enlarged Prostate in My 30s?

An enlarged prostate can become noticeable as early as your 30s, usually because of a relatively common condition. Here, you can learn about the condition behind a larger-than-normal prostate gland in younger men.
Aug 1st, 2023
Lesser-Known Remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome

Lesser-Known Remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome

Your options for addressing restless leg syndrome don’t stop at medication. Here, we explore a few of the lesser-known — but potentially highly effective — ways to find relief.
Jul 1st, 2023
What Every Woman Should Know About Fibroids

What Every Woman Should Know About Fibroids

Because uterine fibroids are common, women should be informed about them. They should also know that their treatment options extend beyond a hysterectomy. Learn more here.
Jun 1st, 2023
Can I Avoid Spider Veins Completely?

Can I Avoid Spider Veins Completely?

If you want to maintain an even skin tone from your head to your legs, you probably want to avoid spider veins. While you can’t completely control whether or not you’ll get these visible veins, you can take preventive steps.
May 2nd, 2023
Why You Should Never Ignore Leg Swelling

Why You Should Never Ignore Leg Swelling

Leg swelling might come from something passing and not harmful, but it could also signal a serious health condition. To make sure it’s not the latter, seek medical care when you notice swelling in your legs.
Mar 1st, 2023
Understanding Your Treatment Options for Chronic Sciatica

Understanding Your Treatment Options for Chronic Sciatica

About 40% of people in the United States experience sciatica at some point. Are you living with sciatic nerve pain that won’t go away? Here, we’ve laid out four treatment approaches that can help you find relief from chronic sciatica.
Dec 1st, 2022
6 Possible Causes of Restless Leg Syndrome

6 Possible Causes of Restless Leg Syndrome

If you’re struggling with restless leg syndrome (RLS), you may be wondering what causes it. Here are six factors that could be at play with this annoying condition.
Nov 1st, 2022
I’m Embarrassed About My Varicose Veins

I’m Embarrassed About My Varicose Veins

If you have veins bulging from your legs, you’ll be glad to know you have options to do away with them as opposed to hiding them by avoiding shorts. Learn what you can do if you’re embarrassed about varicose veins.
Aug 1st, 2022
Are Spider Veins Dangerous to My Health?

Are Spider Veins Dangerous to My Health?

Those small but noticeable veins might be giving you pause. Learn whether spider veins could be a sign that something isn’t right — and when you should see a doctor about your veins.
Jul 1st, 2022
Do I Need to Have My Enlarged Prostate Removed?

Do I Need to Have My Enlarged Prostate Removed?

While an enlarged prostate is a fairly common issue, there’s no one set treatment for it. Learn about when you might need to get your prostate removed — and how you can likely avoid removal.
Jun 1st, 2022
The Dangers of DVT

The Dangers of DVT

While deep vein thrombosis (DVT) might not seem overly serious at first, it can put you directly at risk for a pulmonary embolism, which is a life-threatening condition. Don’t ignore unexplained swelling in your legs. Read more here.
May 1st, 2022
How to Know if You Have an Enlarged Prostate

How to Know if You Have an Enlarged Prostate

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a fairly common condition in men, especially as you get older. Learn how to recognize when you have an enlarged prostate and what you can do about it.
Mar 6th, 2022
Treating Your Back Pain With Radiofrequency Ablation

Treating Your Back Pain With Radiofrequency Ablation

If you’ve ever wished that you had a way to turn off your back pain, radiofrequency ablation might be the solution you need. Keep reading to learn more about this highly effective treatment for back pain.
Feb 1st, 2022
What Can Get Rid of My Embarrassing Spider Veins?

What Can Get Rid of My Embarrassing Spider Veins?

If you’ve got small but visible veins webbing across your face, legs, or some other part of your body, you’ve probably wondered about your options to get rid of them. Look at what works to get rid of spider veins here.
Dec 29th, 2021
What Is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?

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

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

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?

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