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Is Sex Painful? It Could Be Fibroids Apr 16th, 2021

Uterine fibroids are extremely common. In fact, roughly 40% of women 35 and over have at least one fibroid. By the time they turn 50, as many as 80% of women will have a fibroid. In many cases, the fibroid stays so small that you never even know you have...

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

If you look in the toilet bowl and see pink or red, you’re probably at least a little concerned. It’s always unsettling to discover blood in your urine. While blood in your urine could be caused by a simple infection, it’s important to talk to a doctor if you spot...

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

By placing a filter in the large vein that carries blood from the lower half of your body up to your heart for reoxygenation, medical professionals can stop blood clots from moving along that vein. A filter in your inferior vena cava (IVC) can save your life by preventing a...

7 Signs That You May Have Fibroids Jan 17th, 2021

Many women have fibroids and never know it. In fact, as many as 70% of women will get fibroids at some point in their life. But while some uterine fibroids come with no symptoms at all, others cause pain and inconvenient symptoms like frequent urination.  If you have symptom-causing fibroids...

Which Varicose Vein Treatment Is Right for Me? Dec 7th, 2020

Varicose veins — swollen, twisted, visible veins on the surface of your skin — are a common problem. These veins often appear on your lower legs, bringing with them two problems: high visibility and discomfort. At least one in four adults has varicose veins, so it’s no surprise that so...

Prostate Artery Embolization Nov 1st, 2020

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common noncancerous tumor in men. But just because it’s noncancerous doesn’t mean that it can’t cause problems. This enlargement of the prostate gland is common in men as they age and leads to unwelcome urinary symptoms for many. Fortunately, our team at Vascular...

Solutions for Restless Legs Syndrome Oct 15th, 2020

If a creeping, throbbing, or aching feeling disturbs you while you’re relaxing, it can be hard to get the rest you need. This is the plight of people with restless legs syndrome (RLS). Those with this condition regularly feel discomfort in their legs. Moving their legs eases that sensation —...

5 Tips to Reduce Varicose Veins Sep 18th, 2020

If you have visible, raised veins on your legs, you’re probably living with varicose veins. These twisted, enlarged veins aren’t just problematic because they affect the appearance of your legs. They can also cause discomfort and contribute to more serious health problems. Fortunately, at Vascular & Interventional Associates in Crestview...

Varicose Veins Aren't Just a Cosmetic Issue Aug 14th, 2020

Nearly two in five Americans will experience venous insufficiency at some point in their lives. Venous insufficiency happens when the one-way valves in a vein stop working, and the flow of blood becomes sluggish. Blood pools up behind the valve, and the vein swells, becoming visible and standing up from...

Bulging Veins On Your Hands & Why They Pop Out Apr 13th, 2020

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. It’s always a good idea to see your vein doctor about bulging veins in your hands...

Are Varicose Veins Causing Your RLS? Jan 6th, 2020

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 the two conditions are connected. Given that both disorders cause painful itching and...

Understanding The Types Of Varicose Vein Treatments Dec 5th, 2019

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. Luckily, modern varicose vein therapies have advanced greatly from previous years, when your only choice was extensive vein...

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

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 spa treatments like the sauna or massage aren’t always safe...

Is Your Diet Making Your Varicose Veins Worse? Sep 1st, 2019

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, raised veins on the legs and feet. But did you know the food you...

What Happens During Varicose Vein Treatment? Aug 12th, 2019

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, you should explore your treatment options. Luckily, there are several...

What’s The Connection Between Restless Legs Syndrome And Varicose Veins? Jul 22nd, 2019

Could your varicose veins be causing your restless legs syndrome? Several studies say there is a connection between the two conditions. Restless legs syndrome (RLS) keeps between 7% to 10% of the U.S. population wide awake each night. The frustrating condition causes involuntary jerks and “crawling” sensations in the lower limbs; in...

Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis During Summer Travel Jun 27th, 2019

As you pack your bags for your summer vacation, keep these important vein health tips in mind. Summer is peak travel time, as we take advantage of the warmer months to explore faraway destinations. Yet as we board planes, trains, and cars to trek to those places this summer, it’s important...

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

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? While these concoctions provide a degree of temporary relief from the...

How Does Heat Affect Varicose Veins? Apr 23rd, 2019

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. But patients with varicose veins may have good reason...

Can You Walk After Varicose Vein Surgery? Mar 24th, 2019

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. Today, most varicose vein treatment is performed on an outpatient basis, which means you’ll go home...

What Exercises Are Bad For Varicose Veins? Mar 11th, 2019

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, and improving circulation and heart health, and it can even...

Best Exercises After Varicose Vein Treatment Feb 19th, 2019

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. How Your Body Heals After varicose vein procedures, your body...

Why Do Varicose Veins Start Appearing? Feb 9th, 2019

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. Most often, a combination of causes is at work, causing a person to develop issues requiring varicose vein treatment–and some causes are out of...

Is Laser Treatment For Varicose Veins Painful? Jan 22nd, 2019

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. If this is the option you select for your Cincinnati vein treatment,...

Why Do Varicose Veins Appear? Jan 4th, 2019

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? A varicose vein will appear as the result...

What Happens If Varicose Veins Go Untreated? Dec 17th, 2018

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 on their circumstances. When treated with varicose vein...

How Do You Prepare For Laser Vein Treatment? Dec 6th, 2018

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, it’s still a medical procedure that has benefits and risks associated with it. When considering Cincinnati vein treatment, asking...

Can You Get A Bruised Vein? Nov 14th, 2018

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. Here’s how bruises and veins are related. Definition of a Bruise...

Is Walking Good For Varicose Veins? Nov 4th, 2018

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 for improving your vein health. In fact, being physically...

Can A Bruise Be Dangerous? Oct 22nd, 2018

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. That’s because bruising, sometimes called vein bruising, is part of the body’s healing...

What Is The Best Surgery For Varicose Veins? Oct 7th, 2018

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 vein care method for your needs. In some cases, you may need a...

What Causes Unexplained Bruises? Sep 13th, 2018

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 care at our Cincinnati vein treatment clinic....

What Are The Risks Of Varicose Vein Surgery? Sep 5th, 2018

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. The good news is, varicose vein treatment risks are few, and most side effects are minimal...

Is It Normal For A Bruise To Spread? Aug 14th, 2018

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, so you can watch for anything out of the ordinary and get proper...

What Is The Procedure To Do A Vein Stripping? Aug 5th, 2018

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 techniques. The advanced varicose vein treatment technique, called ambulatory phlebectomy, has turned...

Pregnancy And Vulvar Varicose Veins: Know Your Treatment Option Jul 16th, 2018

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 the legs and feet usually aren’t a big surprise...

Varicose Veins And The Common Issues Associated With Them Jul 6th, 2018

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. Fortunately, varicose vein treatment can reduce the appearance of varicose veins and any issues they may...

What Vitamins Are Good For Varicose Veins? Jun 13th, 2018

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 tissues – so it just...

Do Veins Grow Back After Removal? Jun 7th, 2018

Today, there are plenty of minimally-invasive options available for varicose vein treatment, including ambulatory phlebectomy, laser vein treatment and radiofrequency ablation. The good news: All of these treatments can be exceptionally effective in getting rid of damaged varicose veins. Most patients experience relief from their painful varicose vein symptoms within a...

How Does Endovenous Laser Ablation Work? May 20th, 2018

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. That means even if your veins aren’t causing noticeable symptoms like pain or fatigue, they should still...

What To Expect After Ambulatory Phlebectomy May 11th, 2018

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 men and women get rid of ugly varicose veins and the symptoms they...

Can Spider Veins On The Nose Go Away? Apr 18th, 2018

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. Here’s why spider veins are so persistent: Spider Veins are Delicate and Exposed The capillaries that become spider veins are...

Is Small Vessel Disease Dangerous? Apr 10th, 2018

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. The vessels we’re talking about are your blood vessels, your vascular or circulatory system, that runs all throughout your...

What Can Be Done For Spider Veins? Mar 21st, 2018

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. Spider Veins Understood The result of intravenous trauma or damage, spider veins arise as a result of vein...

What Is Small Vein Disease In The Brain? Mar 10th, 2018

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. Small vein disease in the brain, or cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) as it is called, is a vascular disease...

What Is Small Vein Disease? Feb 20th, 2018

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 same person and can signal even greater circulatory problems. Typically, however, this vein...

Can Spider Veins Cause Bruising? Feb 9th, 2018

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. Usually the biggest problem associated with spider veins is unsightliness. This is especially true...

Varicose Vein Prevention Jan 22nd, 2018

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. Below are a few varicose vein preventions tips for you to implement. Varicose Vein Prevention Tips 1) Avoid sitting...

Why Do Varicose Veins Occur? Jan 10th, 2018

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 that you will get...

Can I Get Vein Treatment While Pregnant? Dec 20th, 2017

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. All of these factors come together to promote the development of bulging,...

How Does Laser Vein Treatment Work? Dec 7th, 2017

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 a Cincinnati vein treatment clinic. Varicose veins are diseased blood vessels, in...

Can I Exercise After Vein Treatment? Nov 14th, 2017

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, you may need to wait before exercising. We will explore when you can expect to resume exercising...

Varicose Veins & Blood Clots: What’s The Connection? Oct 23rd, 2017

Varicose veins and blood clots can be related, but not always. If you are prone to getting varicose veins, you may also be vulnerable to other, more serious vein problems, including blood clots. The only way to determine the extent of any vein problem is with a visit to your...

Laser Vein Treatment And Sclerotherapy: Know The Difference Oct 5th, 2017

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, uncomfortable veins, so you look better and feel...

How Leg Vein Removal Works Sep 13th, 2017

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. Understanding how leg vein removal works can help you determine if surgical varicose vein or spider vein treatment is right for you. A Closer...

What You Need To Know About Endovenous Laser Ablation Sep 5th, 2017

If you have varicose veins, you may struggle with embarrassment, as well as uncomfortable symptoms. Fortunately, effective treatment for varicose veins is available. One of the most common treatments recommended for people with varicose veins is endovenous laser ablation. What Is Endovenous Laser Ablation? Endovenous laser ablation is a minimally-invasive vein treatment option that treats...

All About Spider Vein Treatment Aug 25th, 2017

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 approach to spider vein treatment. What Are Spider Veins? Spider veins are small abnormal...

Microphlebectomy Information From Our Vein Doctor Aug 5th, 2017

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 vascular problem that causes varicose vessels.  The next is getting rid...

How Sclerotherapy Differs From Other Vein Treatments Jul 25th, 2017

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. Your vein doctor can help you decide...

How A Varicose Vein Doctor Can Help You Jun 24th, 2017

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 and medical issues. That’s why seeing a varicose vein doctor for the right...

How A Vein Specialist Uses Sclerotherapy For Spider Veins Jun 7th, 2017

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.  Understanding how doctors use this treatment often helps patients determine whether it is right for them....

What Are Spider Veins? May 28th, 2017

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. They can also appear...

How To Maintain Healthy Veins For Life May 12th, 2017

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 other vein disease. Often, a number of...

What To Look For In A Vein Specialist Apr 21st, 2017

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. When you see a specialist, you are working with a doctor who...

How A Vein Clinic Uses Vascular Ultrasound Apr 8th, 2017

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 the exact condition of an individual with symptoms of vein disease. What is...

When To Visit A Vein Care Specialist Mar 7th, 2017

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. Effective treatment for this condition is available from vein specialists....

When You Need A Varicose Vein Doctor Mar 5th, 2017

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. However, varicose veins and leg ulcers are much more likely to need the services of a varicose vein...

When You Need Spider Vein Treatment Feb 21st, 2017

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. If you need spider vein treatment, your options are slightly different than if you need varicose vein treatment. Here’s...

Can Winter Make Varicose Veins Worse? Feb 6th, 2017

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? It might be the case that winter, with its cold weather,...

Things To Know About Sclerotherapy Jan 24th, 2017

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. There are a number of benefits to having the spider vein treatment performed, from boosting your self esteem...

Is Ambulatory Phlebectomy Right For You? Jan 10th, 2017

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 known as ambulatory phlebectomy. Rather than a hospital, today’s treatments can...

Choosing Endovenous Laser Ablation For Varicose Vein Treatment Dec 20th, 2016

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 conventional surgical procedures. Here are the basics on EVLT from Vascular Interventional...

What To Expect From Spider Vein Treatment At A Vein Clinic Dec 2nd, 2016

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.  Sclerotherapy is the most commonly used treatment for these small vessels. How Sclerotherapy Works...

Varicose Veins – More Than Cosmetic Nov 22nd, 2016

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. Click to learn more in this Cincy Magazine article.

How A Vein Specialist Diagnoses Varicose Veins Nov 18th, 2016

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 prospective patients at ease. Varicose Vein Overview The raised, ropelike appearance of varicose veins can...

Questions To Ask Your Varicose Vein Doctor Nov 2nd, 2016

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. Once you’ve made an appointment to see a vein doctor, going into your consultation with a list of...

Understanding Spider Vein Treatment Options Oct 20th, 2016

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 prospective patients have about the difficulty of getting rid of these annoying blood vessels. Spider Vein Basics It’s...

A Vein Doctor Explains Varicose Vein Causes And Risk Factors Oct 4th, 2016

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. How Varicose Veins Develop As many as 25 million Americans have a varicose vein problem,...

How To Get Ready For Sclerotherapy Sep 20th, 2016

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. The solution destroys the veins, so that they collapse and fade away. While the treatment itself is quick and relatively painless, a bit of prep is...

Could EVLT Be Right For You? Sep 5th, 2016

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 varicose veins. How does EVLT work? EVLT is minimally-invasive and virtually painless. Performed by a VIA Vein Center specialist, the procedure begins with...

4 Reasons To Consider Ambulatory Phlebectomy Aug 25th, 2016

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 that will best help resolve their vein issues. When you are considering working...

How To Decide If Endovenous Laser Ablation Is Right For You Aug 15th, 2016

When it comes to getting rid of varicose veins, you have options. Vein treatment experts offer several types of therapy that cause varicose veins to disappear, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. One of the newest and most effective choices is called endovenous laser ablation. Learning more about this...

Learn How A Vein Specialist Treats Chronic Venous Insufficiency Jul 26th, 2016

When a patient complains about a persistent ache or throbbing in a leg, a vein specialist asks questions about a possible link to a sports injury or other event.  When there is no obvious reason for the discomfort, the physician might suspect that the individual suffers from chronic venous insufficiency. What is...

Treating Varicose Veins Jul 6th, 2016

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 doctors like the specialists at Vascular and Intervention Associates. About Varicose Veins Each time your heart beats,...

ABout Sclerotherapy Treatment For Spider Veins Jun 28th, 2016

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 the appearance of your legs. In addition to sclerotherapy, we offer other treatments for varicose...

Everything You Need To Know About EVLT Jun 9th, 2016

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. Varicose veins affect 15 to 25 percent of all adults, according to the Society...

Some Of The Benefits Of Endovenous Laser Ablation May 26th, 2016

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.  One they frequently use is endovenous laser ablation, commonly called EVLA. What Exactly is This Vein Treatment? As many as...

How A Vein Specialist Treats Chronic Venous Insufficiency May 6th, 2016

When a patient complains about a persistent ache or throbbing in a leg, a vein specialist asks questions about a possible link to a sports injury or other event.  When there is no obvious reason for the discomfort, the physician might suspect that the individual suffers from chronic venous insufficiency. What is...

The Basics Of Treating Varicose Veins Apr 22nd, 2016

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 doctors like the specialists at Vascular and Intervention Associates. About Varicose Veins Each time your heart beats, blood...

Sclerotherapy Treatment For Spider Veins Apr 12th, 2016

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 the appearance of your legs. In addition to sclerotherapy, we offer other treatments for varicose veins. What...

A Vein Doctor Discusses Varicose Vein Risk Factors Mar 26th, 2016

Almost everyone knows someone who has complained about having varicose veins.  Sometimes these abnormal blood vessels are unsightly developments that might affect self-confidence.  However, for some people, they cause significant discomfort.  Individuals with risk factors for these veins can lower the chance that they will develop by being evaluated and...

How Sclerotherapy Eliminates Spider Veins Mar 4th, 2016

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.  Sclerotherapy is the so-called gold standard among procedures that eliminate these problem blood vessels. Overview of the...

Everything You Need To Know About EVLT For Varicose Veins Feb 15th, 2016

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. Varicose veins affect 15 to 25 percent of all adults, according to the Society of...

Kentucky Vein Doctor Discusses Spider Vein Treatment Feb 8th, 2016

Crestview Hills, KY, Vein Doctor Discusses Spider Vein Treatment If you are like millions of other Americans, you are frustrated about those thin, squiggly red, blue or purple spider veins ruining the smooth appearance of your skin. Spider veins are a common but unsightly cosmetic problem that can happen to...

All About Ambulatory Phlebectomy Jan 26th, 2016

Abnormal veins are common. However, they are often embarrassing and painful for the patient. Although some patients may be able to improve their symptoms at home, many will require professional treatment. If you are suffering from varicose veins, you may consider a number of different treatments, including ambulatory phlebectomy. Below is...

Benefits of Endovenous Laser Ablation Jan 6th, 2016

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.  One they frequently use is endovenous laser ablation, commonly called EVLA. What Exactly is This Vein Treatment? As many as...

What Are The Causes Of Spider Veins? Oct 15th, 2015

Spider Veins: the Causes Explained Spider veins are swollen blood vessels that are visible through the skin. They can appear as blue, purple or red and are much smaller than varicose veins, which are predominantly found on the legs and feet. They commonly occur on legs, but are frequently found on the...

Things To Look For When Selecting A Cincinnati Vein Doctor Oct 15th, 2015

When choosing a Cincinnati vein doctor, it’s important to recognize that certain things makes one physician much different from another. Education, experience and accessibility are key to ensuring you have a good outcome at a Cincinnati center. To help you be certain you’re in good hands, we’ve developed a list of...

Treating Spider Veins Effectively Oct 15th, 2015

Spider Veins: Treating Them Effectively If you are suffering from spider veins, you are not alone. According to the American College of Phlebology, spider veins affect up to half of the women in the U.S. While spider veins are usually not harmful to your health, many women feel embarrassed by their appearance....

How to effectively treat varicose veins Oct 14th, 2015

Varicose veins are a serious issue many people deal with each year. While it may seem like this is an affliction that you must carry with you for the rest of your life, the truth is there are many ways to get rid of varicose veins. There are a few things...